Saturday, August 28, 2010

Fun for the Boys on the Cheap

I'm going to be teaching Isaiah at home this year (he'll be in K4). Yesterday we received a large box in the mail with supplies for the school year. (Isaiah's birthday was earlier this month, and we had a box from then too.) Anyway, we broke out the construction paper that has been sitting around the house for about a year or two and the glue sticks and tape from Rite Aid (purchased earlier this month). I showed Isaiah how to make the wheels and the lights. He made the little car that Josiah is in all by himself! (Pretty good for 4 years old - but I'm just a proud momma. - An 8 year old friend made the car that Isaiah's driving.)
So, for about basically free (the construction paper was bought neither with coupons, nor on sale, but was the cheap generic kind - however, we only used a few pages and have almost all of it left) my boys were entertained for hours (both making and playing with the cars). And I got to spend some fun quality time with my boys.

Josiah is a little too young to help out with the making of the cars. He enjoyed just being a part of all the activity. The older boys (Isaiah and 8 yr. old friend) would give him their paper scraps and he happily colored them. I also gave him a page with old address labels on it - "stickers." As you can see, he thought that was great.

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  1. Oh, and I forgot. Plates are compliments of my pantry. (I don't remember where I got them, but they were FREE too.)