I got this idea from Suzanne (who got it from another) and today I let the kids be creative with whatever ‘props’ they had in front of them. I put out a bunch of crafty extras, paper and some egg cartons and let them loose with it. I didn’t know what they’d do and I don’t know that they did either but it was good for them to explore on their own without any guidance and find their inner creator, their inner artist. At first they didn’t know what to do and looked at me for help, I told them that they could do whatever they wanted, however they wanted. I walked away and stayed away but within earshot so I could see that they were still working.
Ben created a bug and Hannah did too. They both came out differently as they used different materials but all in all I think they liked not having me around for this type of activity. And we will do it again, I promise.
Kids at work