A Beady Good Time
When Em had her 6th birthday, she had some friends round and I bought a few bags of beads to put into a large bowl so they could all do some threading together. Those beads got put into some containers and put into the cupboard and during the holidays, we re-discovered them again.
I got the box out, which was a great big mess, and left Em to thread on her own. She decided she wanted to sort through the beads instead, so I got out a bunch of plastic containers form the recycling box in the cupboard and we started to sort.
We sorted them into colours and had a great time looking at each one and talking about the shapes, sizes and colours.
After a while Ed joined in too.
When we'd finished the kids made some necklaces for their teddies.
Ed had never done anything like this before and I was actually surprised how much he enjoyed it.
Luckily, we still have lots of beads left to do some more threading soon.