but this week we started to do circle time again…hoping that the structure and connection would bring a bit of peace along with them. we sing an opening song (“Head and Shoulders” in both English and Saramakan), work on scripture memory (Psalm 100), read books from our seasonal basket or from the Alphabet Path, and begin a project.
today’s project was making homemade play dough. we used Elizabeth’s recipe for calming a cranky afternoon. i couldn’t find our essential oils, so instead i used grapeseed oil that had been scented with rosemary and lavender. worked wonderfully. we just used standard, off the shelf food coloring. some colors were more successful than others (yes, purple, i’m talking to you.)
…hoping that the peace will come…and i can keep my mouth shut till then.