Motherhood, Art, Creative Play, and Finding Joy in Everyday Life

Morning Art Time



This morning, after breakfast but before anything else, Simon said he wanted to color. So, we spread some paper out on the kitchen floor, grabbed the crayons, and Simon also pulled out some neon pink tape he begged his Nana for one day at the hardware store, and a glue stick. Then we sat together, side-by-side in our pajamas, making art. (He was also wearing his too large rain boots,one of his current favorite fashion statements.)

We didn’t end up doing a lot of actual making, just relaxing and playing with the materials, but I found this act of having morning art time to be a perfect way to start the day. It was quiet, though we chatted a little, and being creative was a gentle way to shake off our remaining sleepiness. I have decided to make it into a routine, a daily ritual for us. Maybe we will color and draw, perhaps we’ll squish clay or use paint. I think the key to this morning routine will be having no expectations at all, and simply enjoying some bonding time over art supplies.


Author: thismummaslife

I am a Mumma, Wife and part-time Assistant Children's Librarian. I want this blog to be a collection of moments from daily life that may inspire or be relatable. Please feel free to leave me comments, thoughts, feedback or stories from your own life.

5 thoughts on “Morning Art Time

  1. Every morning when I get to work, the little boy gets a little sad about his mom leaving for work. This started a ritual for us where he notices that I’ve arrived and he goes “Jessica, do playdough?” So every morning while his mom is on her way out, he and I are sitting at the table, playing with play dough. It’s my favorite part of the day!

  2. what fun! You’re lucky to have this time with him! I just found this and thought of you and another crafty mama blogger…. it says “activities to battle cabin fever” but there’s a lot of good artsy ideas here:

  3. What a wonderful way to start the day!

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