Last Friday, I took the kids to the local nursing home to help the residents make Easter decorations. They were so cute, I couldn't help but share the pictures.
They started with small clay flower pots that someone had painted white. Using small sponge sticks of varied sizes, the kids dipped them in different colors of paint and sponged designs onto the pots.
Even Cami enjoyed helping. .and her pot turned out pretty cute too. .with no rhyme or rhythm to it! She was very intent on doing a good job!
After the designs were sponged on, they painted glue onto the top lip of the pot and then sprinkled glitter on.
After the pots dry. .Easter grass will go in,
as you can see in the pot center bottom of the picture. Plastic easter eggs will settle nicely into the grass, and they will really make adorable table decorations!! I think they would look cute with goodies in them to give to someone special!
The kids and the residents had a great time working on the project together. .and a super lesson for the kids in working with older adults, challenged adults, and, in general, getting out of their own small worlds!! I sure like Easter coming a little later. .It's nice to enjoy the warm weather along with the holiday!