Soft in the Grass
I'm used to the quilt being spread on a large table or on a gritty classroom floor or even a bit of carpet. It felt odd to have just the 3 of us, casually sitting on this lumpy soft quilt... on the grass!
The kids "woke" Pickles the Puppet up out of his sleeping bag, just like my preschool groups do. It was fun to let Silas take over the puppet work for me.
I'm not sure what Pickles was telling Silas, but he and Colden thought it was pretty funny.
I thought it was pretty scary when Pickles nibbled my shoulder.
And Then We Read
We played a bit and then the boys, who both love books, sat and listened to two Quilt Story books. These two amaze me with their love of stories. We would have been done faster, but Silas asks a lot of questions. And then when we finished, the sun had gotten too warm.
For 20+ years children have called it the Magic Quilt. They've danced and pretended all over these colorful squares. I've dragged it to schools, shelters and studios where children have climbed on top to hear Magic Quilt Stories and to act them out.