August 14: SK Showcase

Oh, how often those best laid plans to go awry!  Our household has been hit with several maladies this week, and though the end is in sight, we are definitely still fighting through the sickies.  I’m sharing only a showcase this week, but I am hoping to get some great links together for next week.

This week’s Showcase is from Wesley Jeanne of Mountain Mama.

This summer we did not really plan many formal/organized activities (for several reasons; if you’re interested I blogged about that here). Because of this, my five-year-old, Owen, has had large chunks of time to fill on her own. She did so beautifully, I think, by paper-crafting.

You see, many of the really messy art supplies we keep in the top of the closet, safely away from the hands of Owen’s two-year-old sister, Barrett. We did put a few safer supplies in a rolling four-drawer cart for Owen: colored pencils, crayons, markers, kid scissors, stick glue, string, paper plates, white paper, construction paper, pipe cleaners, a ruler, etc.

She has taken these things and worked for hours, sometimes days, creating. Dinosaurs, ducks, dragons, even an entire Savannah filled with antelope, zebra, elephant, and giraffe. She’s created houses, animals, books, banners, costumes, puppets, and creature after creature, all with paper, scissors, tape, glue, some cardboard from the recycling bin, and her imagination.





Click here to read more about Owen’s creations.

Do you have something you want to share with the Simple Kids community in an upcoming Showcase?  Read the Showcase FAQ here for inspiration on what you might like to share, and email your submissions to me at simplekidsblog at gmail dot com.

Feel free to share your favorite links of the week in the comments section!

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  1. Thanks Megan! Hope you feel better soon.

  2. Jeannette says:

    Both Mom and Kid are TOTALLY awesome!