I kept seeing all these awesome summer lists floating around on blogs--some on chalkboards, some on poster boards, some via activity jars--I loved them all!
So, seeing as I have a chalkboard, I went that route--a wee bit of summer accountability to make sure all those pipe dreams up in my head actually happen. I got some "chalk markers" for the occasion with my 50% off coupon at Michaels (which, as much as I love the markers I would never pay $12 for a box of four!). The primary colors were perfect for summer. It is possible I may need the earth tones for fall. And the fluorescents for next spring . . . They are TONS more fun to write with then regular chalk. ;o)
As we accomplish each activity we will cross it off.
(yes, still some space at the bottom in case I think of anything else OR in case we do something I didn't write down, then I can fill it in and cross it off--you all do that too, right??) ;o)
And today we did our first activity, something I'm hoping will be more common-place in our lives:
(yeah, another idea I stole from someplace else)
I received inspiration for this project from the blog Deep Space Sparkle--there are all sorts of cool art projects ideas there, some free, some you have to pay for the lesson plans. These were free.
I had the kids follow my step-by-step instructions on how to draw a parrot (except Emmett). Then we "sharpied" over our pencil lines and painted. Jackson did "lose it" at the beginning and crumple up a piece of my (not-so-cheap) special watercolor paper before I could stop him. He always struggles with something new . . . I think that is why once he figures out how to draw something I get 57 of the same drawing before he moves onto new subject matter. ;o) But the kids were pretty proud of their pictures when all said and done. I love all the color!!