Today we made our family tree out of leaf prints.
First I took the little lady outside to pick some good leaves. Leaves with lots of texture on the back work the best, but any leaves will do!
Then we got to work. I started the trunk and she finished it. Then we got to work printing our leaves.
As we painted, we talked about how trees are kind of like families, and how we're all just branches off of the same big tree. We talked about how neat it is to belong to something as big and strong as a tree.
Then we let her imagination take over. Of course there had to be a sun, grass, and a sunflower. That turned into a mommy sunflower, a daddy sunflower, an Ellie sunflower, and a Valerie sunflower.
It was a nice relaxing day of painting.