If you missed Monday’s post. Make a quick trip over to get the scoop on my Waiting Bag. Sound like something you never knew you always needed? You can find out how to make one here. Now let’s start talking about how to fill this little lifesaver.
The Line Game
Big M and I came up with this fun game while we were waiting for Little M to finish up her bath one night (she loves water just as much as paint, so there was a lot of WAITING!)
what you need: paper or drawing pad ~ writing utensil
One person starts by drawing a line on a piece of paper. The line can be anything from a dot to a curvy loop.
Once the line is drawn the paper moves over to the other player, who tries to make the line into something else. It can be an abstract design or an actual object.
We take turns back and forth, with the artist becoming the person to set the stage with a new line.
Questions (to ask your kids): “Could you use this line to make the same drawing you made before? Why or why not?” “What does this line inspire?” “How could we make this game more challenging?”
Tips (to maximize learning): 1. This game takes practice. Try to make your drawings just as simple as theirs. 2. Once your little one is really good at this game start adding two lines to the drawing. 3. If you have a magna doodle. . .they work great for this game!
For the Waiting Bag I was looking for a small drawing pad (no lines). I found the perfect pack in the party section. The best part. . .$2 for a pack of 5. I have nothing against Spiderman, but I decided to pretty these drawing pads up a bit.
This post is a part of WAITING lesson plan