We started with scissor practice. I feel like we've really abandoned scissor work (okay, maybe I forgot about it after he completely declined one day months ago), but Ty was quite eager to give it a try. He still needs help getting his fingers in the right place, but he has the motivation to learn, so we kept at it for quite a while. He made some decent cuts!
I then decided that instead of throwing away all of the strips he cut and cut into, we could glue them onto paper to display his hard work. He chose some gray paper (he also chose the green paper to cut -- I always let him choose) and was excited to get to work. It was interesting to me that he put them all at a diagonal.
He wanted more to do. I took a look into our art supply closet and realized that we hadn't done pastels since we bought them in August. Whoops! While he doesn't fully grasp the concept of blending etc, they do make strong, beautiful colors and write so easily, all which he enjoys. Being able to really color over each color with others seemed interesting to him as well.
I showed him how to clean the pastels when we were done, which he liked. He is getting more and more helpful around the house and is starting to truly enjoy more of our practical life type work.
He wanted more, so I asked if he wanted to paint with water colors. Of course he did! I figured that since he was so eager to learn and do, that I could let him mix his own colors with a dropper first. I filled the cubes in about 2/3rds of the way with water and put one drop of food coloring in each. He was delighted to mix! I noticed that his grip was more of a whole hand grip for some reason (it hasn't been in the past if I remember correctly), so we're going to do more of this for sure.
We then added salt and pepper. I was going to have us make cinnamon sugar pita chips, but italian herb pita bread was bought by accident, so we went with it, making something a bit different!
Next was the parmesan cheese. Yum! The first pita got just a bit too much, but he used sone of that cheese to sprinkle over the others. May camera died here, but we baked them at 375 degrees for seven minutes and they were delicious!
Next was lunch and nap...and a nice break for Mama. Ty really keeps me extra busy lately, which I really do love! I don't know what I'd do with a "boring" child being so "Type A" myself!