Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Keeping Busy

David is off from school for five days so my concern was to keep him busy during this time. David tends to make poor choices when he is left to his own devices.

David's latch-hook craft
So I came up with crafts that I purchased months ago on major sales and stashed away until this weekend. One of the items I had purchased was a hooked rug that you make into a stuffed dog. I remember making hooked rug pillows when I was his age and knew how easy they can be to learn—also not a lot of clean up.

I pulled it out this morning only to find that the kit didn't include the tool. So off to the store we went and found that everyone else in town was out shopping.

Turkey pasta
This has proved to be a great activity for him, it requires lots of body control and focus since this kit doesn't have the pattern imprinted on the canvas. David must count and keep track of the pattern. This also will require lots of time that he can spend on it over the next few days.

I also purchased a little unpainted wooden train that he has begun to paint. This will satisfy his desire for instant gratification. He is actually taking a little more time and effort than I expected.

Several weeks ago I found turkey shaped pasta. This evening I made dinner and we all loved the early start on Thanksgiving.

3 comments:

Mrs.RGS said...

Turkey-shaped pasta! Too much fun.

David is not wearing a shirt? Does he run hot? Is it warm where you are?

Counting stitches -- that does take concentration. Good for him. I had been wondering how he has been doing in school these past few weeks after such a rocky start.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and the boys.
Rita

Catherine Holman said...

Thanks for playing along on my print giveaway post. You came very close to the final count, but believe it or not someone guessed the exact head count! HOpe you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Catherine

Kim said...

Rita,
David doesn't seem to have a temp regulator. Sometimes when he should be hot, he's freezing. Besides after the cooking all day the kitchen does get very warm.
David tries to get me to do most of the latch hook, but I usually stop when he does. I still get more done since I am more focused.