Thursday, September 21, 2006

birdhouse

yesterday we had guests. the kids ran out of stuff to do so i got everyone a hammer a few nails had everyone practice pound nails and screw screws while i cut pieces to build a bird house. everyone helped put it together but drew took the most interest in actually building it. we put it together and then took it to the painting tarp and broke out the kids safe paints. the kids loved painting the birdhouse and many other random pieces of wood. when all was finished the kids felt very accomplished and empowered. drew got to take the bird house home because he put the most effort into it and loved it the most.
it was great fun and educational.

4 comments:

uncle matt said...

That bird house looks...great!

Danielle said...

Sounds like a worthwhile time for you and them!

pablo said...

Great job. But I know what you're doing. You're getting them excited about painting that bird house so they'll be excited when you ask them to paint the big house next time.

uncle...joe said...

Kudos to Pablo for spotting that trick!Karl used to manipulate me that way too. It always started out with the old "Come on! Let's paint birdhouses!". Then I was buying him coffee. Then cars...

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