Sunday, June 24, 2012

This Week

It's the last week of June and the fourth week of summer vacation!
The time is really flying by.
Last week was birthday week and busy. This week I took the time to make another 5 day plan for the kids and I.
Here it is:
Read: Curious George Makes Pancakes
followed by pancakes for breakfast (more specifically CAKIES topped with strawberries)

Make: salt dough beads
Combine 1 cup water, 2 cups flour and 2 cups salt and knead together

Form your beads by making lots of small balls of dough and using a skewer, pencil or stick to make a hole in the centre of each bead, large enough for your thread to fit through.
Place the beads on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 2 – 3 hours in a cool oven (250F). Once the beads have baked hard, leave them to completely cool.
 (later we will be painting our beads and making them into necklaces or bracelets)

Read: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (again!) 
followed by some math and counting with cookie crisp cereal

Weekly Trip to the Library (checking out lots of books and movies)

Make Peppermint Play-Doh (my kids love homeade play-doh and we love trying new variations)

Peppermint Play-Doh
1 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
2 tablespoons
cream of tartar 1 Tablespoon Peppermint Oil Extract
1 tablespoon
vegetable oil
1 cup water
1. Mix flour, salt, & cream of tartar in a medium cooking pot.
2. Add water, peppermint extract and oil.
3. Stir over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes stirring constantly.
4. When mixture forms a ball in pot, remove.
5. Knead until smooth.

Read: If You Take a Mouse to School
followed by some play school and workbooks

plastic cup nerf gun target practice with lego men
(See the set-up HERE!) 
sticker art

Read: The Paper Bag Princess
followed by paper bag dress-up (turning paper bags into dresses and shirts)

make ice block treasures (freezing some small toys into ice blocks for excavation later)

Read: If You Give a Pig a Party
followed by party planning and throwing our own party
complete with cake! 

Have a Great Week!

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