Here are some random things we did this summer. We did many other things… especially on our trips. But here is a little sampling. This first experiment pictured above- I don’t remember much about it except that it didn’t really work too well. I think this was oil and food coloring and the different colors weren’t supposed to mix- but they did because I did not use black! This second experiment was to get a bouncy egg… if I remember you just let it soak in the vinegar. The vinegar eats away the shell leaving it all squishy… I thought I heard you could even bounce it so maybe I didn’t do it right because our egg popped and made a big mess!
I saw this idea online where you make a fort frame out of a bunch of rolled newspaper. I got so tired of rolling newspaper and so we made a mini fort with only about 15 rolls. Plus Beckett just couldn’t help but knock it down all the time or use the rolls as swords or go fishing with them as pictured below. So the activity was still a success- he loved playing with the newspaper rolls even the original idea wasn’t super successful.
The air show! He loved this and still asks if we can go back! He loved seeing the parachuters! Riding gondolas… to do more biking! Funny Face pancakes… I’m not sure we call them this because the pancake looks funny or because your face looks funny after you eat them.And finally I organized an Olympics play date to celebrate it’s finale. As always I had a million ideas but didn’t do most… and I have no photos of the event but I think I counted about 50 people there so it was a good turn out. I had different events set up for the kids to go through and then we finished off with a handful of relay races. Fun times- the kids were able to get their energy out even on a rainy day! (we had to move it indoors at the last minute). Anyways! These are some of the events we had:
the long jump
the discus throw
swimming- lay on tummy on a skateboard and push yourself across the gym
hurdles- pool noodles laid across chairs parallel to the floor
soccer shoot out- with mini ball and goal
javelin throw- throw a pool noodle through a hula hoop
Here’s one of my friends photos that she posted to Facebook. Thanks Tawny for taking some photos! And that’s all I can remember… maybe that was it! I also was going to have them decorate cookies into the Olympic rings with colored candies and sprinkles but that didn’t happen either.