What 's A Kid To Do After School?

An after school snack and homework always come first. TV? Sometimes, but we have created theme days for each weekday after school. Mya Mondays for when her very young cousin visits for an hour or so and Alex helps babysit. Make It, Bake It, and Take It Tuesday when we help Alex prepare a food item to take home and share with her family. Grandpa Wednesday is a special outing with just the two of us finding a restaurant with a great dessert. Grandma takes over with Crafty Thursday as she and Alex work on a craft project. And since the weekend starts after school on Friday, Relaxing Friday tends to find cartoons or playing outside as the goal.

Scheduling regular events like this sets a pattern that everyone, including Alex, looks forward to and enjoys.


Pottery for Kids

Alex isn't afraid of getting dirty so combining crafts and getting dirty is just a natural.  With a gift of a child's electric pottery wheel the game was on.  Preparing the clay by warming it and squishing it around is the first step.

 On to the pottery wheel and forming the pot takes a lot of concentration.

The pot starts to take shape when creativity pops up and . . .

. . . we have a volcano!

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