- Rocks/Pebbles/Pieces of Concrete/Sand/Shells
- Sticks/Leaves/Tree bark/Branches of varying lengths
- Papers/Stickers/Gum wrappers/Empty containers
- Comic Books
- Empty glue sticks
- Broken crayons and Pens without tops
- The never ending Legos (mostly in a storage container) but often found in strange places around the house.
- Empty toilet paper rolls
Although there are times when I just want peace, quiet, and a clean house, I find myself smiling and encouraged by the many ways my children surprise me with their ingenuity. Sometimes messy and chaotic means that minds are engaged and bodies are occupied. And I'll take that over fighting, arguing, and unhappy children any day.
Hope your week has gone well and your home has come out of it relatively intact. I'd love to hear how your children challenge their creativity and push the limits of your sanity in the process of occupying their time.