I’m a little last posting today because we’ve been busy having fun. I’m switching up a few of our days this week so that we can enjoy some fun playdates with friends. Today, we headed to the Glazier Children’s Museum with a few of our best friends for a morning of fun. Later this week we’ll be having more fun with the same crew for a water playdate. Now that we’re all feeling better, summer has been looking up!
Take a look at some of the fun things we have planned this week.
Beach Ball Craft: How cute is this beach ball paper plate? All you need is a paper plate, a black marker and paint. Draw different sections of a beach ball and let your little one paint away. I’ll work on colors with AG for this craft and also her fine motor skills with keeping the colors in their own section.
Book Cooks: Sand Cups while reading By the Seashore. We have this book from our ocean unit of Mommy School. Sand cups will be made with vanilla pudding, crushed graham crackers and teddy grahams. I also have some gummy fish that may make an appearance. I will definitely be making one of these snacks for myself as well as the mini!
Sprinkler Fun: If the rain stays away this week, we’ll be spending an afternoon out back running through the sprinklers and enjoying one too many popsicles!
Painting with Ice: Here is where I found this idea. To make it fit into our learning day, I’m going to draw shapes and have AG try to trace over them. I plan on doing this activity outside on a table cloth, I have a feeling it’s going to be messy!
Here is a reminder of what each activity is each day:
Monday: arts & crafts: get out the glue, glitter and construction paper! Let your littles create, make a mess and then display their masterpieces.
Tuesday: book cooks: this is something I was a part of while I was teaching. pick a book to read and do a fun activity with food afterwards that goes with the book.
Wednesday: water fun: get outside and play in the water, blow bubbles, throw water balloons or go swimming. Beat the heat with water fun.
Thursday: abc & 123: one of the most important things parents can do for their children over the summer is continue with learning activities and reading. Lots and lots of reading. This is the day for focused learning activities. Think about what your child needs to work on and see what fun activities you can find. AG is working on colors, letters and numbers. You’ll see lots of our learning activities this summer focused on those three things. I also should note that reading should be happening every day, no matter the age of your child.
Friday: fun Friday: get out and have fun! go to the zoo, aquarium, bounce house, library, children’s museum or host a fun playdate. Friday kicks off the weekend, make it fun and tire those kiddos out!