I have wanted to get a blackboard for B1 and B2 for a while now. I had put it off as I thought they would just eat the chalk instead of drawing but I think we are starting to get the idea these days. When I saw a great offer on Spreets for a 2 metre x 40cm vinyl chalkboard that I could stick wherever I wanted it I couldn’t refuse.
I finally put some up this morning when I was desperate for something new to entertain B1 and B2 while the clouds loomed and the rain fell outside.
As any parent or carer of young children will agree, it can be hard going trying to think of new things to keep them occupied in bad weather. We went through a few different activities this morning before we arrived at the erecting of the chalkboard.
We tried colouring in for a while. Our second go at crayons and our first go with an actual colouring in book.
It went well for a good period of time before…
We started drawing on the floor.
This mummy could handle it as it wipes off fairly easily. BUT THEN…
We started drawing on the walls!
This mummy couldn’t handle this so well. And there were tears when the crayons were taken away for a moment.
I have a 45 x 200cm roll of this stuff, but I cant decide where I want to put it. Today I settled for a little on one of the kitchen cupboards while I make up my mind. Here it doesn’t matter if they draw off the blackboard as it can easily be wiped off.
We had so much fun drawing and only tried to eat the chalk 2 or 3 times
My mind has been getting quite creative while I think of where I can put the remainder of the vinyl chalkboard. I have come up with a few ideas.
Stay tuned for future updates.