Thursday, June 11, 2015

Summer Bucket List

I know, my blogging has seriously slowed down.  The reason, by the end of the day I am so tired I sit at my computer and mindlessly scroll the internet and facebook. We have been busy, a good busy.

The kids made a bucket list for summer and we have been working on some of it.

Their list:

-Go to the beach/ Charleston -Bubble activity with foil -Moon clay ( w/ flour and baby oil) -Zoo -Charcoal art -Make pinatas -skate land -ice skating** -Hi-wire
-BBQ w/ Angela and David
-Water Park

Keep in mind, this is their list.  I have a few of my own that I will work in. Besides a few academic things I also want to take them to Niagara Falls and the Sears Tower (now called the Willis Tower).

I have no idea what the bubble activity with foil is and camping does not appeal to me.  I am a cabin type of camper.  I am looking for a tent so that they can camp in the backyard.  We are planning on going to some cabins in North Carolina next summer near Bryson City.

We did do the Moon clay activity.  Actually we did two different types of moon clay.  One with flour and baby oil and the other with sand, corn starch and water.

We had two teams (Larissa's teacher from last year joined us).

Very messy, great outdoor project.

Sand mixture

Flour mixture

There was a definite winner, the flour.  Everyone liked the texture best.

One complaint about the sand was that it hardened and dried out.  I saw one recipe online that said to use baby oil instead of water to prevent the drying out.  Regardless, they liked the texture of the flour best.

Next we worked on tie dying.  Such of that project tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. We did the Chicago City pass a few summers back. Be sure to do spiderman poses on The Ledge in Willis Tower!!