Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Summer Activities for my Kids!
Monday, started summer vacation at our home, It is the beginning of realizing what it is like to have three kids at home ALLLLLLLL day! (Don't laugh to hard moms out there with 3 or more) I was very blessed to have my baby in September and my two older girls in all day school.
So lets sum up the last two days....Fighting...Crying...."I'm bored mommy!"...."I'm hungry mommy!"..."Can we do something fun yet?" ....Crying....Yelling during babies nap.... Waking the baby up very early from his nap....
YIKES I WAS VERY UNPREPARED FOR THAT! And somehow, I have to do house work????
Okay, apparently I need to have a plan of attack. I need to strategize and make a plan. I hate plans and schedules but it may be a necessity. I have two plans in place at the moment. One, is to keep them writing so I set them up with blogs for the summer; two, I am reading to them chapter books before bed and then they can read at bedtime.
Today, I am going to sit down with the girls and come up with a game plan. I will post what we come up with here tomorrow. I will also post some past great ideas and new ones.
Today's Great Idea:
Canvas Painting- Walmart has some wonderful canvas boards that are not expensive. Get some acrylic paint also in the craft section at walmart. Take your kids to a park, beach, garden or your back yard and tell them to paint what they see.
Items you will need:
Yucky clothes (don't want paint on your kid's cute stuff)
Water & heavy bowls/containers to rinse brushes (you don't want the wind to knock it down)
You will have something ready to hang on the wall. Take ribbon and glue it around the edges to finish it off so you don't have to buy a pricey frame!