Friday, July 4, 2014

Our Literary Summer: Week 4 - Yes, Let's

I'm a little late posting about the fourth week in our summer literary adventure.  We were super-busy doing family things after Daddy returned from 12 days out of town.  Our fourth book was Yes, Let's by Galen Goodwin Longstreth.  
The story follows a family on a fun day trip into the woods and shows, in very detailed illustrations, everything they did that day: swimming, picnicking, hiking, etc.  I wasn't able to take pictures of many of the activities we did this week, but here's a quick look at how we spent our time.

Underwater Art - watercolor and foam shapes

Hand Print Boats

Going on a Bear Hunt from Greg and Steve's Kids in Action CD

I'm Packing a Picnic Lunch Game
This is a fun memory game to play with the class.  Sit in a circle and start off by saying, "I'm packing a picnic lunch, and I'm taking sandwiches (or any other food)".  The child next to you says, "I'm packing a picnic lunch, and I'm taking sandwiches and (they choose a food).  Continue around the circle with the next person repeating what the previous people have said and then adding on.  If you get around enough times, things will start to get very silly and giggly!!

And the best part of our week, playing picnic!!  The children set out Play Silks and pretend to be all of the places pictured in the story.

Easy Peasy!

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