The girls pretty much handed me the Mother of the Year award when I told them a few weeks ago that we wouldn’t be taking the summer completely off from school. Yes, there will be Math. Yeah, just kidding. No award. You can imagine the eye rolling and moaning, I’m sure.
But light school or not, I still have a few “want to’s” on my list for the summer. I’ve been pinning tons of ideas to my “Make” board on Pinterest with summer entertainment in the back of my mind. Generally, I go for the easy, one-session, few supplies needed, lots of bang for your buck kinds of summer activites and crafts for my kids. But as the girls get older I’m able to dive in to some slightly more in-depth ideas and crafts. Fun! Birdy, on the other hand, will most likely nap through many of these projects. Or else be happy to color at the kitchen island with her marker and put “creepy eyes” on all the animals in her coloring books. She is the most meticulous, left-handed color-er I know. And she’s obsessed with putting what she’s coined “creepy eyes” on every animal and person. Giving the “creepy eye” means putting a group of concentric circles around something’s eyes. And really, it is kinda creepy.
Anyway, back on track!!….here are nine summer fun even though we have to do MATH craftastic ideas at the top of my summer to-do list!
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