As I mentioned in my menu plan, we leave for Michigan on Sunday so this will be my last activity post until we return. The activity schedule has been working really well. I think Emily has enjoyed the set activity every day. I tell her about the activity the night before and she remembers in the morning, which holds me accountable and gives her something to look forward to for the next day. So, since we will be gone for the fourth of July, I will be doing fourth of July activities this week. We bought a book about the flag, and I have been trying to teach her about what it represents. I'll continue to do that this week along with the other activities I have planned.
Monday~ Beach Day
Tuesday~ Play time with grandma so mom can get errands done
Wednesday~ Art Day: Fireworks Art
Thursday~ Possible play date
Friday~ Craft: Fourth of July Windsock
FOURTH OF JULY WINDSOCK
Have your child paint a cardboard toilet tissue tube blue. When the paint has dried, let her attach silver or white star stickers. Then give her thin strips of red and white crepe paper or ribbon to glue around the bottom of the tube for streamers. To complete, poke two holes on opposite sides of the tube at the top and tie on a yarn or string hanger.
Place a spoonful of bright colored paint on a piece of black construction paper. Have your child use a toothpick to draw lines of paint out from the paint blob to make a "blossoming fireworks" design. While the paint is still wet, let him add sparkle by sprinkling on a little glitter. If you wish, place more paint on the paper for your child to turn into fireworks.