Monday, June 10, 2013

After School Link Party, Hello Summer!

Welcome to the After School Link Party!

So school is finally out for all my kiddos and we are living it large already! We've been swimming, biking, nature walking, playing, and eating our way into summer.  We've had a mild spring, so our strawberry season ran late this year and we were able to get in a last minute run to the berry farm last week. We used the last of our berries to make strawberry ice cream this weekend.  

after school link up
Upper left- strawberry picking, upper right-baby bunny we spotted while taking a walk, lower left-swallowtail butterfly, lower right- homemade strawberry ice cream!

I don't know about you, but it takes us a bit to get into a rhythm with our summer days.  I went for a run for the first time in ages before the kids were up this morning.  By the time I finished my shower they were awake, so we had breakfast together.  I sent them off for a little free play while I sat down to say "hi" to all of you.  I'm planning on doing a little "school work" with the kids after I finish here.  After that, we're off to see what our summer bucket list has to offer.  Later in the afternoon we have tennis lessons and swim team practice.  We'll finish the evening off with dinner on the deck, a quick bike ride, baths, some reading time, and off to bed!  

Little Wonders' Days

10 ways to learn with sidewalk chalk
I loved Allison's round up of "10 Ways to Learn with Sidewalk Chalk" over at Train Up a Child.  These are great and easy ideas!

summer themes for preschool
Angela from Sunny Sweet Life shared "8 Summer Themes" that you can use to spark some fun and learning at your home.  I love a good theme.

There are some fun "Shell Crafts" at Hannah's blog, Like Mama!~ Like Daughter.  I love these shell impressions in clay.  This craft is easy enough to take to the beach with you!

kids circuit building with play dough
"Kids circuit building with play dough" is one experiment I'm going to add to our list of "must try".  Krissy at B-Inspired Mama shares how to do this with your kids.  

Little Wonders' Days
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Hannah White said...

Thanks so much for featuring our Sea Shell Crafts! This week I linked up our Pirate Adventures!

Raising a Happy Child said...

Sounds like a perfect summer day. I like the idea to schedule classes for the afternoon instead of mornings and enjoy a rested morning as a family.