Ahhhh August Summer!

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.  AA. Milne

By now the kids are hair bleached, tan or peeling. 

Bedtime is…well there is no bedtime.

Your’ve probably seen grandma, been to the ocean, or had many sleepovers…

The kids are beginning to say things like “I’m Bored.”

Here’s a short go-to list for August Summer…

Pay the penny:  Choose items you want your child to find and pay them a penny everytime they see it. Do for the rest of the summer.

Magic wands out of pretzels. Dip pretzel rods into chocolate, candy melt or frosting and dunk in nuts, sprinkles, or colored candy.  Everyone needs a summer magic wand!

Swords out of newspapers.  My personal favorite because you can join these rods together and made a cool fort too.  Start with 2 or 3 open sheets of newspaper.  Begin to roll from one corner very small and roll until it makes a wonderful rod.  Tape the end up in a handle for a sword.  So cool!

Turn your tongue Blue. “Wait, what, you haven’t done this yet?” There are all sorts of wonderful things that can turn your tongue a different color. Blue lollipops, blue otter pops, blue Kool aid, blue fruit roll ups, blue gum, … This is a great photo moment.  Do with friends.

The interactive bulletin board to get ready for …do I dare say it…school. 

Start with TRIVIA…What was the largest lollipop?  4,016 lbs.
What was the first meal on the moon?  turkey and all the trimmings.  Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin
The longest head balancing milk bottle walk ?  80.96 miles
In china it is considered bad manners if you don’t slurp your soup
Put the dot game up with a pencil on a sting.  As people walk by they can add their lines to make a square
Do you know any mind games?  How about riddles? 
Put up some math problems
Staple on the board half paper drawings and have someone finish them.  Make it FUN!

Get painting!  Get out some white paper and begin to paint what you have been doing all summer long.  I can’t wait to show you my summer painting journal.

Put a sheet up on your swing set or garage door.   Fill up squirt bottlels, balloons, sandwich baggies, etc with paint and let the kids have a go at the sheet canvas.

Go to the hardware store and buy a long sheet of painting plastic.  Make your own slippin’ slide with the hose.  It works great!

August Summer is just as fun as June summer,

after you take a nap! 

 

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