So I missed a couple of weeks. It's one of those things where I've been too busy to write about it, but the kids and I did do some fun things including a family vacation. On to this week's list. It's summer so I tried to think of some fun things that represent summer to me. Here is the list:
Paper Airplane Races - Each of us get a plain piece of white paper to create a paper airplane out of. Check out some "How to make paper airplanes" tutorials here or just experiment with folding the paper until you come up with something you like. If you have the time let each of the children decorate their airplane with crayons or stickers. Then starting at the same line take turns throwing your airplanes. You can do contests for longest distance thrown, how high the plane will go and how straight it flies.
Domino Snakes - Gather a large collection of dominoes. Place them standing up in lines to make a pattern. The dominoes must be close enough together so that if you make one fall down all of the rest will get tipped over in the wave.
Water Balloon Toss - There are a few ways to play this game depending on how many people you have playing. For few players, toss the balloons back and forth between two people. Take a step backwards after each successful pass until someone drops the balloon. For 4+ players, set players up in sets of two and give them a towel to hold as a team. Place the balloon in the middle of their towel. Working together they launch the balloon out of the towel into the air and to the other team. The other team runs to catch the balloon in their towel.
Sidewalk Chalk Art - This is a great summer evening activity. Everyone has a chance to draw something on the sidewalk or driveway with chalk. One of my daughters drew an amazing ballerina picture with a girl on one foot while the others traced each other in chalk outlines on the driveway. Either way they were having fun with mom.
Jump Rope Competition - This one is pretty simple. See who can jump rope the longest. If you have a rope for everyone then do it at the same time. If not, take turns and count as you jump. This is great counting practice while having fun with the family.
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