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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Summer boredom

I have got to come up with something new. I took the girls to the park alone today. :( Ella misses school and a schedule. I need to be a MUCH better Mom and give her something tangible everyday just to keep that beautiful little brain busy! All suggestions welcome. OH, and factor in morning and afternoon naps for Sabrina and a husband asleep during the day.

5 comments:

MamaJB said...

I think that the library does summer story time, have you been to that? Pick a different park and see if you can visit every park in valley before summer is up. My kids always liked to go to first dam and feed the ducks. If you need ideas for at home, do pudding finger paints, sidewalk art, macaroni necklaces, paper plate masks, choreograph a dance and teach it to Ella, do a mini play and have Ella and Mia each dress up and play a part practice it and have them do it for Lance when he wakes up, water parties with the sprinklers. Go to the DI and buy fun items for the girls to play "dress up" (old dance costumes are the best.....) I hope some of those help, I wish I could be at home this summer :)

sharonvictoria said...

Crafts!! They are quiet but take lots of time. I'm excited to meet your girls this summer :-)

Nicole Barnett said...

Okay, so maybe being on the computer isn't what you have in mind, but there is an amazing FREE website for kids with emerging literacy. It's starfall.com. I'll bet she'd love it. How about going to the nursery and letting her pick out some flowers and be in charge of planting them? (My girls looved this.) Do you have any good splash pads around there? Story time at the library? :)

mommynolan said...

Call me!

Colette and The Chickenwings said...

Okay, I could go on and on about this!! I'm with the other commenter who said crafts. We just took a big trip to Michaels and they have some really great stuff. Each of the kids left with about 15 crafts each and it cost me $35...well worth a little quiet craft time during Landen's naps! So far it's been a hit and they're always excited to get out their craft bags...Also, we got a great pass to the local kids' museum and so now we can go for just a couple hours during the least busy time of the day (usually right before closing) without feeling like we've wasted admission price for a short trip. Starfall.com is awesome too. Education.com has fun ideas for recipes, crafts and summer reading. Trips to the library and quiet story time. I think I need to take my good advice and apply it at home!