Saturday, June 23, 2012

Jump the rope for letter J

We jump for letter J! During the week of letter J, we took the kids outside and had them jump over the jump rope.

To make it more interesting, you can say different words one after another and have them jump every time you say a word that starts with the letter J. Another idea is to say different letters and have the kids jump every time you say the letter J.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Painting a Jar

For our art activity for letter J, we painted some jars that we decided to use as candle holders and decorate our porch with it.

You will need:

glass jars
acrylic paint
paint brushes

This art activity is fairly simple, just have the kids pick out 3 colors tops (more colors will cause the paint mix into brown) and place them on a palette.

Then have the kids paint the jar they picked. You might want to place newspaper underneath the jar in order to keep the surface from getting dirty.

We got some cute jars that decorate my porch table now. I am using them as candle holders!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Summer Reading Program

Does anyone have the best library in the world? We sure think our library is the best and we love our helpful librarians for being so friendly and helpful to us and our kids! Every summer they put together a Summer Reading Program, to encourage the youth to keep up the reading and maybe even sharpen up their reading skills over their summer break.

Check your local library if they offer the same program.  


As a kick off to the program, the librarians threw us all an awesome party, where we got delicious ice cream...

... the kids got to participate in some crafts, such as wet chalk and crayon drawing on a black paper...

...or recreating "The Starry Night" by Van Gogh using paint. 

We also got to sign up for the program right on spot, which was very helpful too. Way to start the summer break!!! Happy reading!