We have included a new activity as part of our evening rhythm.
It's our third month and is going so well,
I thought I might share it with the world.
It has been a morning activity for years.
I would leave all of the 'art stuff' on the table,
sometimes with a surprise printed picture, overnight.
Our boys would get up in the morning and go straight to drawing or colouring.
It would give me that little extra time to
wake up properly in the mornings.
But one day last year, they were no longer interested.
Now we do things a little differently.
I sit with them.
After dinner, bath, jammies.
We usually light a candle and create or colour in (mostly) silence.
Quiet winding down time, together.
Before teeth, story and bed.
It's a way to think through and offload the day.
Express and nurture our creative side.
With the occasional writing activity thrown in.
Really I just go with the flow of what the children want to do
in this time. Another reason perhaps they really look
forward to this time of night.
I know I do.
Please let me know your experiences if you try this.
Or have a similar before bed activity.