I pop over to The Crafty Crow daily with the full intention of picking something to do with the girl. Usually though, the activities aren't age appropriate, we don't have the needed supplies on hand, or it's just one of those days where I don't want to sit in the same room with her long enough to do a project. (Don't judge me!)
But today's ideas are totally easy and completely doable. I knew she would only last for one project though---it was a toss up between the recycled rainbow color wheel and the rainbow collage tally sheet. We decided on the tally sheet.As you can see, I left out indigo. I thought introducing the word would end up causing more work (for me) and taking some of the fun out of the project (for me). I know....very lazy parenting.I've learned, with this child in particular, that I need to keep things as simple as possible or I'm likely to end up frustrated and in a twenty minute discussion about the difference between blue and indigo. Plus, I never really stressed that it was a 'rainbow' anyway, just a color project.
Either way, it ended up not mattering. We did a project together. She was quiet. It was enjoyable.
Of course, afterwards she followed me around the house for a half an hour begging loudly for soda. See, I give this child Diet Coke once and it's all I hear about for a week. I didn't give in though. What I did do, was distract her with Nick Jr so that I could hide in the pantry and eat half a pint of Ben and Jerry's Chubby Hubby. I know.....very lazy parenting.