c is for {playing with real} coffee

get ready, there were two WHY oh WHY oh WHY have we not done this before moments last week.

so, when i realized it was National Coffee Day and it was C week, we painted with left over coffee. we have done that before. back when we were making our treasure maps (AAAARGH!).

i moved one of our real coffee pump pots over so I could easily refill the cups with more coffee. that was fun.  using real coffee mugs for the coffee…funny.

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and then…oh mama. stroke of genius number one:  we moved a pump pot of water over for the colored water and marker station.  awesome.  of course!  great idea.

they could refill with clean water, color it, mix it…awesome.

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but that pales in comparison to stroke of genius number two:

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i watered down the left over coffee (so we had more), got rid of the worn out markers, quickly emptied out a cream container, mixed up some white paint and water and WOOOOO-EEEEEEEE…we had some coffee play props.

what, you’d be afraid that someone might drink it?

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someone did. but the paint was non-toxic and she claimed, “don’t worry-i like coffee.”

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we had a little school family conversation about the fact that i didn’t make a plan with families to let them drink coffee or paint that day…so no more sips.

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these are the moments of my job i love.

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