Thanks to our Helen Doron teacher we have 2 really easy-to-use droppers we put in use as soon as we got them.
I took out some cotton pads, coloured some water with food colouring in little cups and the dropping could start.
To be honest, I tried the droppers with Little L. while E. was in kindergarten so the initial excitement fades a little away when E. starts working on the colouring project.
On a tray I put 2 pieces of kitchen roll in front of her, plus the autumn colours: brown, orange, yellow, red and green. (Mind you, not at once. She got 3 colours at a time and I changed one colour from time to time)
And she was mesmerised:
We went to pick E. up from the kindergarten and when we arrived home this had been waiting for them:
E. got really excited and L. was also happy to see the droppers again.
E. noticed that all the colours are connected to autumn. She chose the colour combinations very accurately and used the dropper very gently.
Not like Little L.
She was pushing, stirring, squeezing the dropper. She had lots of fun too.
After having finished with 2 sets of cotton pads, we let them dry. Then on another day we took them out and painted a tree for them. E. stuck up all the “leaves”.
We still had some more painted cotton pads.
– But Mommy I don’t want to make another tree.
– Make a bush, then.
Her eyes started to glow with excitement. I got her a new sheet and she did make a bush.
During the making of the autumn tree and bush Little L. were playing with our new nanny. Yes, yes, we’ve got a new native nanny. But I’ll write about her in another post.