Friday, September 4, 2009

Rice Play

The wind has settled down a bit. It's been so windy - I've been watching birds being blown over my roof as they are trying to fly.

It was a nice morning to go out on our balcony. We had some paper and rice. With the rice we made pictures - just a bit of fun with texture and form. The boys played with the rice through their little fingers, changing shapes, just letting their little fingers go where they want to go on the paper.

Lou got a bit excited - after a little while rice was going everywhere (LOL good fun :) ). And of course he, like most 2 year olds, couldn't help himself and had to have a nibble on the rice. He wasn't too keen on the uncooked rice which he spat out quickly. :)

His big brother was more gentle with the rice, making creatures and talking about what we saw in the picture. It was like looking at clouds and how we see shapes and forms. :) And like the forms that we see in the clouds, they're not permanent either......


..... just enjoying the moment.

10 comments:

karisma said...

Looks Like Lovely "in the moment" to me! Just look at the big smiles! Hugs xxxx

Celeste Maia said...

What beautiful boys you have, and they seem to be having a lot of fun with the rice project. What a good ideia! The images are wonderful too. It is nice "meeting" you and thanks for leaving a comment in my blog. Greetings from Spain!

Lavendilly House said...

Friends and I recently were at a conference that was all about rice play (well - everything rice play stands for! exploring our own ability to play with art, to create form and break it down, to exercise our artists mind...)bring it on!

sunnymama said...

Looks like they had fun playing with the rice. :) It's very windy here too.

Glennis said...

Great way to amuse the children and to bring out their creativity.They are having fun too.

Leanne said...

What lovely play....

artemis-of-the-eucalypts said...

Great idea Anne! Looks like something we could do here!

gardenmama said...

i like that you spoke of the impermanence of the clouds in relation to your childrens art on this day. "just enjoying the moment" beautiful!

Nikki Cardigan said...

What a great activity and a beautiful way to spend time with your boys and watch their exploration and creativity.

themagiconions said...

lol... it takes me quite a while to relax into these kinds of activities... every bone in my body says.... ohh the mess. It's as good an exercise in letting go for me as it is in freedom for my kids. Don't know why Im like this... I'm not a very neat person so it's quite a confusing reaction for me to have.
We always have as much fun as I can see you guys had!
Blessings and magic.