Our mission today is coloring cowboy hats. As soon as the brush pens are distributed and paints are prepared, the adults have to be ready for any kind of "surprise" on the spot.
Paints possess a powerful magic. They never fail to excite me, and I believe it's the same for the kids.
The children are really well-behaved. I do not give too many instructions, and it's miraculous that they always get down to work without saying anything as soon as they receive the materials.
I've been observing and talking to as many children as I can these two days. I notice that they, having not been taught to repress certain parts of their personalities, show extremely consistent traits. For example, the little girl in the photo, exhibits a strong preference for red, orange and yellow colors. She impresses me with her sunny disposition.
For the activity today, Dad and Mom also offer to prepare the snack--homemade ice cream of mixed flavors, pineapple, mango, and banana.
The wet colorful cowboy hats wait to be put on by their youthful owners.
This activity is loved by the boys as well when we try it at home. They even plan to take the hats on vacation at the end of the month!