The first month of vacation seemed very busy. Lots of fun and not a ton of down time. We like our down time. The quiet is nice . . . until the kids start getting stir crazy and start running around acting like hooligans. . . or wrestlers . . . or track and field champions. . . or something. It drives this mom a little on the crazy side and so we do art. I am a huge fan of art with kids because it gives them confidence and strengthens their fine motor skills, and a whole lot of other things. Basically, art is good (and as I type, it is almost midnight and my brain is tired). It also corrals the kids at the kitchen table for an ungiven amount of time. No one is fighting. No one is running around with their head cut off. It gives me a break of from the crazy and a little bit of structure for the boys.
I think that's what I love about art. . . even though you set guidelines, it's okay to step outside those to create something amazing. I love how each one came out and I loved the pride on their faces when they couldn't wait to show their daddy what they did that day.
I hope you are surviving summer. . . and if you need any other ideas on what to do. . . message me or check out my Instagram.