I had initially planned to make it an activity my charge could join in - but when she arrived she was loud, boisterous and clearly sitting down and painting would be a disaster, so she and Rye ran around causing chaos, and me regularly chasing them out of the house, mock yelling, "too loud, too loud, out, out, out..." lol. Which, naturally they thought was hilarious and so kept coming inside.
Once the little lass had gone, we got the clay out; an immediate hit with Rye. We've salt doughed, plasticine modelled (yuck) and beeswax modelled before but not really used clay before. Rye loved it.
And our other plan for today... walk to the shop and buy some chocolate. A very good plan, methinks.