Sunday, June 28, 2009

Magic Water

We brought home many rocks and treasures from the beaches on Block Island...but as many beach goers might know, the rocks are much prettier wet. When they are dry you sometimes don't see how amazing they really are. The colors change, they sparkle and sometimes you can see right into the rocks.
Avery was not feeling so great and was in her room and it was just Mitch and I. We were in need of a fun distraction for this 4 year old. I had the idea to make a tray activity with the rocks. I spread them to one side of a tray on a dishtowel...put out a little bowl of water and a couple paint brushes. And as soon as you brush the "magic water" on the rocks they begin to change color.

It was such a fun activity...soothing and fun and magical all at once. The kids were not the only ones that spent time enjoying it...my mom and two of my sisters as well as myself took part in the painting. I will definitely be keeping this one out for a little while and we will surely be revisiting it over the school year when we need a quiet distraction during school time.
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3 comments:

AJ said...

sounds like good clean fun!

Grammie/Mom said...

Yep, I enjoyed it!

Melissa said...

You are such a cool mom. I love your ideas.

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