Let me start this off by saying that in no way do I think cool enough for people to pin anything from my blog on to Pinterest... BUT if at some point you find something that you DO want to pin ... I'd ask that you not pin it directly from here. I'd ask that you pin it from my pinning blog... so far I've been able to keep my blog open and not have it password protected... but if I get high traffic (like a pin post) I'm worried that I'll get weirdos... since I've used our last name and my boys real names I worry about safety issues.
If you see anything on my blog please feel free to ask me and I'll create a post for you on the fake blog and you can pin from that.
If you have any questions please let me know! Thank you!
Now on to Summer!! We are in full swing around here... we've already started swimming lessons and next week is our last week of preschool (sniff, sniff).
But... in order for me to have fun and for things to go smoothly-ish I need a plan. I'm a plannin' kind of girl! It just works so much better for me if I know what to expect. We can still be spontaneous but we have a general outline... and general outlines makes me happy.
This Summer is "theme" Summer... each week (or every two weeks depending how long it takes us) we'll have a new theme. Each theme has crafts/activities/science/reading/food that go with that theme.
Most of the crafts and science are age appropriate for elementary age kids... but the books listed are geared towards preschoolers. I found book suggestions on different preschool blogs and am planning to supplement with non-fiction books from our library.
Most items are linked to the source where I got them... sorry there aren't pictures posted below... it took me hours and hours to put our list together and I just didn't have time to post pictures for everything. Let me know if you have any questions!
Summer Themes 2013
Dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets
Dinosaur fruit snacks
Dinosaur toenails (bugles)
Bugs and Creepy Crawlies
Dirt with worms
Go on a bug hunt (plant a few fake bugs just in case we don’t catch real bugs)
Under the Sea
some non fiction books
Patriotism/America (the week of July 4th)
A couple of non fiction
Fireworks (how and why they work)
Cupcakes/or sugar cookies with red/white/blue sprinkles
Doing thing s a little bit different with this unit... dividing the subjects in to days... sun on one day, moon next day, etc. Some days more activities than others.
Moon & Stars
“On the Launch Pad” by Michael Dahl
Star and constellation gazing
Chicken paper plate (free printable)
Garden in a bucket (we bought a little kit at walmart that had seed/soil/bucket)
Popcorn (not microwave!)
Yoohoo Milk (or other chocolate milk)
Field trip to a farm