Around the Rush house, we're still "learning to play", aka Birdie Boot Camp.
This past Saturday, I decided to have Lily try painting with water.
Simple. Not much ahead of time prep needed from me. And not all that messy.
And according to the Bird, not all that exciting, either.
I think you can tell from the picture below that this was a total fail.
Next up on the agenda: play-doh.
This was more successful. As long as Ryan and I were right there beside her, rolling out the dough, and demonstrating how to work the squeezy tool, she was game to play along.
After watching me fill the compartments of an ice cube tray with little blobs of dough, she copied me and did it herself. Good ol' modeling behavior at work...
As is typical for Lily, she did "taste test" the play-doh a couple of times. Then I had a stroke of genius (if I do say so myself!) and started giving her spoonfuls of crushed ice. As long as I kept spooning that ice in, she kept playing with that play-doh rather than trying to eat it.
Then Ryan had to show off his mad play-doh skills and he fashioned a rough sculpture of Moses holding the Ten Commandments.
Or maybe it's Darth Vader. Take your pick.