When Elsie woke me up the morning of December 19, I went out to the living room with her and lay on the couch, thinking.
I started compiling a list of activities that I wanted to do with the family over the course of the next 2 weeks at home, with the intention of doing one planned activity each day.
I posted on Facebook asking friends for additional ideas, and then I got to work.
I wanted to do some Christmas watercolor paintings, but as I was looking up tutorials on YouTube, the boys saw one they liked even more. So I pulled out some art supplies and we followed this tutorial to make some winter scenes. The boys loved using a variety of materials including tin foil, string, and a small piece of art board to paint.
I thought their paintings turned out nicely!
It was a small, simple activity to kick off our Christmas break, but it helped get the boys' minds off of their disappointment!