1.21.2009

Paper and Paste

magazine cut-outs
I tend to skip over or forget the simple activities I can do with my kids. It is easy to get caught in the trap of thinking that any project needs to be really educational or have some fantastic finished project, and forget that the some of the most basic activities keep us busy and happy the longest with the least amount of effort.

Today I wanted to flip through a pile of magazines before I recycled them and the kiddos needed something to do. We pulled out construction paper, scissors, glue sticks and glue bottles. After showing the kids they could cut items out and glue them on the paper we all got to work. I read my magazines, scissors in hand, quickly cutting out any items I thought the kids would like, and they enjoyed choosing their favorites and gluing them in all sorts of random ways. An hour or so later I had finished my reading and the kids had finished their "project." I hope someone else finds this as perfect for a cold winter day as I did!

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3 comments:

jen said...

I love this idea! I have a load of magazines to go through and now I will be putting the kids to work to help me out :)

Anonymous said...

I love it. I will admit that I would cut out clothes and other articles from fashion mags when I was in high school and stick them all over one of my walls. I can't wait for my little to do this. Except I will make sure we don it on the construction paper. : )
Have a great day.

April

Amy S. said...

Easy activities are the best, thanks!