Today I needed a project that didn't require a lot of hands on work by me. I wanted something even the little ones could do with little or no help. Nick grabbed our Big Book of Things to Make and Do (Usborne) and found a project making snake puppets by bending a pipe cleaner around a pencil. The result was Wintergreen, Blueberry, Raspberry, and Orange and the children played snake family with their puppets while I was preparing lunch. They actually complained when it was time to eat. They also began work on a Snake House for their family but finishing that project will be saved for another day. It was beautiful outside and we spent several hours this afternoon enjoying it.