Dragging the paints out takes a lot of self-talk.
I have to pump myself up to get the paint out.
It requires being proactive so the mess is contained.
It requires patience as I supervise.
It requires the reality that this fun will probably only last about 15 minutes.
It requires some energy to clean up.
BUT,The kids always love it.
As the mama the whole activity is exhausting because I see this...
The mess, the clean up, the dragging out of all the materials.
But if I snap a few pictures, I can look back and realize it was worth it.
What other kid activities are worth it...even if they are exhausting?
Let's inspire each other to make the effort.
*If you dare to get out the finger paints. After they have smeared the entire page, give them a few utensils...a match box car, a fork, a comb, a cookie cutter,etc. Let them experiment with the different types of lines they produce in the paint.