On St. Patrick's Day we did some stamping with green peppers and some marble painting.
The stamping with green peppers proved to be a little more difficult than I anticipated. They were pretty big for little hands. I think next time I will look for pepper's with long stems on them, or attach a temporary stem. Little Monkey's only concern through it all was whether or not I was going to make him eat the green pepper. Don't worry I didn't make him eat it :)
Next we moved onto marble painting. This is one of my favourite activities! It is a little hands on, so I didn't get many pictures to share.
I use old phone boxes because they are small and the little ones can grasp them better.
Put the shape you want the paint on in the bottom (we did shamrocks this time), dribble some paint on, put the marbles in, close the lid and SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE! The kids love the last part. When you are done shaking open the box up and see the shape all painted! We added sparkles at this point. Here is the finished product:
I am planning lots of Easter/Spring ideas and will get on posting as soon as I have a more concrete plan of what I am doing when!