This week's Picnic Table Talk is imagination......some days my girls just blow me away with their imaginations..... with their artwork and with the games they play and invent. They are always making up new games or pretending they are someone or something else. It's so neat to watch them.
Yesterday we went for a walk and my 4 and 6 year olds found sticks. My 4 year old's stick broke at the top and then suddenly they both had fishing poles. With no water around, the bottom of someone's driveway became the lake and leaves stuck on the end of the sticks became fish. Then the sticks became sticks to roast marshmellows and they were camping-they were pretending to be seasonals (what we call people who leave their camper in one campground all summer-my girls would love to stay at a campground all summer). Then we came to an area where there were larger rocks on the side of the road so they were mountain climbers. So funny to watch and listen to but also funny because I just read another blog this morning that mentioned their child also using sticks and leaves for fishing.
My girls are always pretending in the house too-the couch may be a boat and the rug the water-or making things with play doh and pretending to cook them up and serve them to everyone or coloring and cutting things out to play with.
They younger girls love to pull out all the pans and pretend they are drums. We also have some other instruments they love to make music with.
We were lucky to be able to make a playroom in our cellar a few years ago. We have a play kitchen down there and a whole baby area set up. We also have dress up clothes down there and my girls are always dressing up in one costume or another. They come up with some interesting combos :)