Linking in with this last time we were reading it in about April time, my husband did some planting runner bean seeds with little chick. She absolutely loves helping in the garden and bean seeds are great because they're perfect for little hands to pick out and plant in the soil, not too small compared to some seeds.
Well they didn't quite grow overnight but I'm starting to feel the magic of the growing beanstalk as they have been growing quite literally by the day, taller and taller and are now just about the height of our garage roof!
They look so fabulous I thought it would be great to get little chick having a go at painting a picture of them.
I've recently been struggling a bit with painting with her, she just isn't into making mess (I know I shouldn't complain!), but given a blank sheet of paper and some paints she either paints the whole sheet one colour or carefully dabs 2 or 3 small dots on the page and says done. So we've been having a go at ways to try and encourage creative art without making it a closed activity. So I set up the easel with some paints and positioned it so she could clearly see the beans and suggested she paint what she saw and I have to say this seemed to work for her and she was really pleased with her work!
And what better way to finish off painting than to wash all the painty clothes in your outdoor wash tub!
I think we now need to go and sit at the bottom our beanstalks and read the story there, looking up imagining our beanstalks going up and up into the world beyond the clouds.
I've linked up at Book Sharing Monday