Looking for an activity that fits a wide range of ages and stages/skills? How about the classic sidewalk chalk?
My four children, currently ages 3-17 can all play with this together while they soak up some vitamin D. No matter the skill level, everyone can enjoy creating some art.
As a homeschool mom we also occasionally write spelling words in chalk to switch things up from the norm.
Today my children designed some FALL art on the driveway to celebrate the first day of fall. Where on Earth did summer go? I mean the days felt good and long, but the season still went by quickly.
Pumpkins, scarecrows, leaves, etc. are easy things to draw.
I’ve been intentionally working on unplugging my children from their devices and screens.
Yes, it takes more work on my part as a momma to keep my kids off of screens, but I’m here for it, friends. I was #madetoserve. I hope you’re up to this challenge too.
Now, every now and then watching a movie or show isn’t going to hurt, but using screens as a babysitter, or to handle the majority of the education for my children is not something I am comfortable with. Their young minds are impressionable. In my opinion (because I have to say that) screens are addicting and kill brain cells. My children spent some time schooling online while I was recovering from a health issue. I was hesitant and should’ve trusted my gut. Although they appeared to be successful, their retention was low, and their attitudes from using an instant gratification device were poor. Their energy levels dropped, and their overall demeanor changed.
At the suggestion of my cousin, Tara, Mr. Awesome and I watched The Social Dilemma on Sunday. Our big kids watched it Monday evening. You guys, if you’re reading this, you need to watch it too. So good! It really makes you think deeper about social media usage and if your social media habits need adjusting.
Hey come back next week, I’ll be sharing my Fall Favorites + a Giveaway. You can join the email list here to be notified when it goes live:
If you’re seeing this post and the weather isn’t great for chalk where you are don’t be afraid to BRING THAT CHALK INSIDE! Really, yes, it’s dusty and messy, but chalk is so fun on construction paper! Be a memory creator for your children, and yourself.
If you’re feeling really adventurous there are some DIYs out there for making your own chalk.
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