A quick and silly paper craft this morning before breakfast - Germs.
We cut some shapes out of construction paper
and let the girls add eyes, mouths, teeth -
which even a two-year-old could sort of stick in the right spots (bravo!).
And if some small persons were a bit heavy on the glue,
it was perfectly appropriate, given the subject matter.
A cardboard stand (we cut up an old Ritz cracker box)
stuck to the backs of the germs
and we had a whole army of the wretched creatures.
Which meant war.
So we stretched a rubber band across the legs of an overturned chair,
cut the remnants of the cracker box into ammunition
and then remembered the smallest members among
us would be better off with hand-hurled boulders,
then faced the enemy
and wiped them all out.
Then all headed back in for morning victuals.
Suddenly Emily runs out with a toy pump bottle, and squirts
us all vigorously. "Hand sanitizer! You've been handling germs!"
I should've thought of that earlier!
Before we got all bashed up in the battle!
The wisdom of children - always leaves the grownups
(me, anyway) looking decidedly daft.