Sometimes I feel like my 8 year old grows-up every day. Ari seems a little older and a little farther away from me every day he is at school. With the rush of homework, school activities and playdates; opportunities for connection have become a challenge.
Ari is an avid and voracious reader. He spends most of his free time buried in a book. I try to read what he reads to give us a basis for meaningful conversation. Our reads include Harry Potter, Fablehaven, Percy Jackson, and other fantasy books. Recently, he started on the Warrior series. Have you heard of this? The books basically center around an entire society of cats. Although he enjoys all the cat drama, I'm having trouble getting motivated to read along with him.
He and I like to do crafts together but it has to be something he is interested in. While painting with fingers and felt boards are some of the things his sister enjoys, I'm going to try to come up with more challenging and interesting things for a 3rd grader to do.
So I'd like to introduce a regular feature on Fridays on my blog: Crafting With Big Kids.
First, My disclaimer: My son is 8 and the crafts I will be presenting are intended for older grade schoolers. It's possible that these things can be adapted for the Preschool set with parent help, but are not recommended for little ones. My intention is to use scissors, needles, glue guns, irons, paint and some cooking which will require adult supervision even for the big kids! Please do these crafts with your kiddos.
Please check back tomorrow for our fun craft! I love suggestions, so please leave a comment or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.