8/17/2009

More cousin fun!

Luke and Grandma flew out to visit us yesterday. The weather hasn't been the greatest (either sauna-like, or rainy) and the rest of the week doesn't look too promising. They've been having a great time anyway but I was extra glad to have one good idea up my sleeve (thanks Emma for the link) which looked fun to me and I hoped would interest the boys.

I grabbed an unusually large quantity of color samples from the paint section of Wal-mart this morning, albeit somewhat furtively while entertaining visions of rebuke from the paint sample police.















I gave each of the three older boys a small notebook of their own and explained the concept to them. They took to it quickly with a few pointers and after picking out several colors and gluing them in their books, they rushed outside to find matching items. Well, Drew did his own thing but Ethan and Luke gathered a good variety of objects and came inside to add them to their books.















I was surprised at the variety of colors and matching shades they were able to find just within our backyard.














It's a good project to pick up again another day while exploring a trail or a park. There's more paint samples there for next time.

5 comments:

gretchen said...

Brilliant! I love it!

Emma C said...

Awesome! I'm so glad the project was a success!

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, my dyslexic boy. And thank you for having Luke at your house!
-Kerri

Liane said...

We are having a great time with Luke, Kerri...thanks for loaning him to us! He is one smart kid, so expressive and thoughtful.

Shari said...

I seriously love this idea. I'll have to try it with Maisy someday! :)