Yesterday the children painted with short chubby brushes that are made easier for them to hold. We put sticky tape over a blank paper with initial first name, had them paint all over however they wished, and removed the sticky tape after. The children were really engaged and were able to stay on task for 20 minutes. Today, we let the children have a more free will approach to our centers. We let them take out what they wanted to play with, instead of having toys out that may lead to an activity. The big box was left open for the children to use as they saw fit. They truly love our box! It has become the go-to center.