Friday, June 29, 2012

2nd Annual ABC Summer Weekly Report: S and Z

It's Friday! Ready to hear what we did for ABC Summer this week? Remember, whether or not you're doing ABC Summer along with us, you can pick and choose some of these activities to do with your own kiddos on those summer days when boredom sets in--or adapt them to fit your own circumstances. Here you go!


* went Swimming
* had Sno-cones courtesy of our friends and their fun Sno-cone maker!
* made S'mores (yum!)
* played in the Sand and made Sandcastles at Lake Byllesby, a nice little beach about 15 miles from our house (see photo above, also):

* and did Sand art:

[For this project, draw with white glue (either by squeezing the bottle as you go or, for younger artists, dipping Q-tips in glue and using that to draw on the paper) on bright blue construction paper, making sandcastle shapes. Sprinkle clean sand ("craft" sand works best) onto blue outline, then carefully shake off excess sand. Add sea-themed stickers or whatever else you like.]


* checked out library book about Zebras
* made Zucchini muffins
* went to Zollman Zoo, a rescue/rehab zoo for native-Minnesota animals in rural southeastern Minnesota about an hour from our town:

There's also a historic one-room log cabin there:

All in all, a very successful week of summer fun. Never underestimate the power of sand, sno-cones, and S'mores to instill loads of summer joy into small children! Have a wonderful weekend, friends.

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