Originally when I planned our activities for the month I didn’t realize Easter falls in March this year. I will include some Easter crafts as well as material about how we at Hillside interpret the meaning of Easter. To put it short, it’s about resurrecting your mind with new thoughts and ideas, something you can do anytime!
A.J. is playing with Easter grass in the photos above. It was his idea to take the grass and feed it to the cow in the picture. He’s really starting to use his imagination.
When we read books he enjoys acting out the various parts and loves when I join him. Usually I don’t mind, but I must admit that sometimes I just want to sit down and read instead of getting up every other second to pretend to climb a mountain or whatever the book is talking about. Since this month’s theme is “All About Me,” A.J. shared about some of his favorite things/people. Talking about what he enjoys encompasses a lot, but I tried to write what he said instead of what I thought he should say. Because I’m going to laminate this project and turn it into a place mat, I helped out more than I probably should have with the placement of the pictures. A.J. did glue most of the pictures. I often catch him looking at the pictures with a beautiful smile on his face. PRICELESS!!
How does your little one use his or her imagination these days?
Pray, Persist & Prosper!
Imagination is a powerful tool that we have in abundance as children and often minimize as we grow older. It’s exciting to see how you’re stimulating A.J.’s imagination with these activities. Now if only I can only find a way to encourage my college students to rediscover their imaginations!
Keep it up.
-Patrick Hadley (DH)