I just love how creative kids can be! I give them a lot of freedom to play, create, and craft as they like. I am surprised sometimes at how much the boys love crafts. I think it’s adorable how they love to make gifts, cards, games, etc… for the other members of the family. They then love for us to go on a hunt and to find their creations.
This afternoon, Drew made a maze game for everyone. He made little paper people and then rules for the game. His rules were “Take turns.” So cute!
Will made a game too that has a whole list of rules. I loved all the funny spellings, but I could understand what he was trying to say.
Luke decided to make a dinosaur from a styrofoam bowl. I was very impressed by how he decided to create his dinosaur. If you look at the picture I am going to include, you will see the beginnings of his dinosaur. I think his creativity is impressive!
Tonight, the boys had us go on a hunt to find all the Valentines they had created for us. We found their gifts in the microwave, freezer, fridge, behind the fish tank, etc… Each of their gifts were exclaimed over and received with great joy. I love how the boys are learning to give generously and by using their own creativity.
We recently had friends over, and I was impressed at how the boys went through their toys and found books, stuffed animals, and other toys to give to their friends. One of my sons even gave away a Christmas present we had given to him to his uncle at Christmas. My eyes were a bit misty when I recognized this desire to share their very best with others. Sometimes, they are so generous I have to reign them in a bit, or they’ll give away things we need. 🙂
Watching my children use their imaginations reminds me of those happy care-free days of my own childhood. I can still remember vividly how real our play seemed. It was almost as if we could taste the salty breeze and feel the wind whipping sails on our imaginary journeys. I am so glad that my kids will have their own memories of imaginative play to recall. How precious these “short” years are when my boys are still so little and my baby is still cradled in my arms!