I am not the world's most creative mother. Yesterday, I pulled out this puzzle. To my surprise, Sarah (age 6) was mostly able to put it together herself. She hasn't done many puzzles.
And then she and Daniel and Angela got CREATIVE. They dove into our art supplies and decided to make a solar system (with the occasional heart in evidence as well) on the wall in our family room.
I was all for it, even though the art room/ sun room degenerated into a disaster area.
That evening, Daniel posed in front of the art work (while standing on Naomi, who graciously put up with it.)
This morning, I cleaned up the sun room with some help. Right now, Sarah is getting it messy again by painting. That's fine :-).