As the boys are getting older they are playing more on their own, creating their own games and adventures. We don’t do summer activities quite as much as we used to, but when we do I look for ones that the boys are able to do a majority of the steps, as they get bored quickly if it takes awhile to set-up. They also tend to like ones that involve either painting or cooking. A chalk paint activity fits into the create and paint category.
The boys started out by scooping the cornstarch and water into muffin cups and then adding food coloring to each:
Then they mixed up the colors (green was a favorite, ha!):
Then they started painting:
J created this sweet cross:
And when they got bored I dumped everything out and they painted with that:
And then they were done and off to ride bikes after we cleaned up! An activity that was more time doing than setting up was perfect for a summer morning!