Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Toddler Tuesday: Packing Paper Canvas!

I wanted to start looking into different toddler games, crafts and activities for Jack now that I am home with him. A huge part of my work life has been programming for tons of kids each day and I love to do it! Jack is just going to have to be patient with me while he tests out the toddler things I dig up. Pinterest is covered with great things to do with kids and so I have taken it upon myself to share something with you each Tuesday that we have tried and our findings.

Big boy colouring a BIG PAGE. 

Although today comes from our very own household. Because our house is CONSUMED by boxes, packing tape, and packing paper. Jack has had an extremely changable today because of his raging cold. He's emotional and needs a lot of attention and patience - enter Momma! Goodness my first full day with him and he's a tyrant. No worries - I set about keeping this kid entertained, snuggled and rested the best I could (I'm pooped now 12 hours later).

He loves to "colour" with some of his toddler crayons. Last time we did it I realized his paper was too small and it wiggled too much while he was making his frantic colouring motions. As I was cleaning off a spot on our table to colour I was inspired by the huge pile of paper! It was a huge canvas waiting to be coloured! I would say that this is going to be a reoccurring event in our lives even after moving. Uhaul sells a nice sized box of 150 sheets for $14. Its huge and covers half our kitchen table. I think they would also work nicely as a craft table drop cloth.
Taped down to our table with packing tape!
While our discussions about our art was very much one sided, (me jibber-jabbering about flowers, cats and letters) and Jack enjoyed smashing the crayons all over the place. He was happy then sad then happy then sad then unconsolable. As shown in this picture.
I'm happily colouring but I will NOT smile for the camera.
And then 30 minutes later while we were relaxing on the couch reading...

Of course all good things must come to an end. The colouring did last for a good 25 minutes of fun before it unravelled into an emotional tantrum. He's not sleeping or napping really well because of his cold and Scott had an important work call so we bundled up into the car, Mommy went through Tim Hortons drive thru and then there was silence in the back... Every time :).
You can almost hear him snoring :) relief finally from his yucky cold, peaceful resting.
So we enjoyed a peaceful hour nap listening to the Doobie Brothers in sunshine while we drove to Kingsclear and back.  Thank goodness for bumpy roads, baby snores, good tunes and delicious coffee.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoying another post about our packing-paper-loving Happily Hectic Household!

1 comment:

  1. My goodness! His look baby look is changing! He looks so grown up in this post! It goes by WAY too quickly doesn't it?! The good news is that there's awesome things to look forward to at EVERY age!! Yay!