My idea was to introduce the boys to murals. Their eyes were so big and round as they watched me throw the roll of paper across the floor and say, "Color!!" It was supposed to be a mural of spring, but it morphed into something different, and that's ok! We have our rainbow, pot of gold and four leafed clovers, flowers, rain showers, trees and grass and bushes... Peter drew 'skiing paths' all across the entire sheet of paper. Andrew was very creative with his section! He drew Santa in the north pole first, then it was off to tornado alley! He started out saying it was Turkey, full of tornadoes, earthquakes and even a meteorite! Then it changed to Texas with "eighty-hundred-million-gazillion" tornadoes. Oh, and Satan lived above tornado alley in a dark house. I loved the creativity of this project. It kept them so busy and happy for hours and they learned about murals--that they follow the taste and inspiration of the person making them! :) I call this a success.
Andrew was itching to spell Tornado, so we pulled out the magnetic letters and sounded it out on the fridge. He was so pleased that he could spell tornado! We found an old magnet with the picture ripped off and drew a tornado on it, so now we also have a tornado on our fridge!