Saturday, June 14, 2014

summer break week #2

**My kids are currently on summer break. Like last year (see 2013's summer break activities here), I am planning to do one, fun activity with them every day. I will be documenting our various projects together and sharing them here on Saturday mornings and possibly more detailed projects within the week. Read more about how this project got started here.**

On day 6 (Saturday) we made a weaving loom.
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(From left to right starting at the top: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4)

I needed inspiration for the loom. I liked the sites I linked to above for making creative, inexpensive looms. We wound up making cereal box looms, which were easy- just wrap twine around cereal boxes (ha). We made the looms on Saturday to prepare for our weavings later in the week.

On day 7 (Sunday) Jesse took the girls to see Rio 2 at our local $1 theater. I have a soft spot for the Rio movies because Addy used to watch Rio and sing "weee-o. weeee-o" when she was little. (She starts school this year. *sobs*)
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On day 8 (Monday) Jesse took them to the library to sign up for this year's summer reading program. We also put our looms to good use and made ribbon weavings. (We'll be revisiting this project soon now that I'm more familiar with it).
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On day 9 (Tuesday) my mom took them to the library (again!) to see the first performance this year, which was by an engaging storyteller. She told stories and had the audience sing along with her.
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On day 10 (Wednesday) we made paper rockets. (See Nikki's tutorial here). I wanted a high projectile rocket, which was probably unrealistic. ;) They were neat though.
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On day 11 (Thursday) we made a sofa fort. I got the idea from Pinterest (see here):
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Out of everything we've done, that seemed to be their favorite. They wanted to keep the couch like that forever. Evie said, "I wish our couch was always this fun." Addy said, "This is the best day ever!" Lani asked if she could bring more pillows and blankets, I had said no fearing my linen closet would be in the living room as it has been before. She was so caught up in the excitement that she didn't hear my response, and excitedly came out with a tower of pillows/blankets.

On day 12 (Friday) we went to good ole Rite Aid to get Thrifty ice cream.
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Yum!

**Every Tuesday we go to the library and every Friday we get a frozen treat (like ice cream!). 
Week 1's highlights include making a summer calendar, making a summer manifesto, and planting vegetable (and watermelon seeds) for a late summer harvest). Click here for additional pictures and links.**

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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