Our latest summer reading medals! Hard to believe they started with stickers on sheets when they were 5 to inputting minutes on the computer on their own reading log accounts! Despite all the kindles and electronic books available, I wanted the girls to experience something my mom did for us when we were little. We went to the library every week and I remember them saving books for my mom in a paper bag and we would get a big pile of books each. It is something I remember vividly…even the smell of the books in that library. I wanted my girls to remember this too so we go to the library every week during the summer and every other week during the year. I encourage them to continue getting picture books as well because I think the pictures are great in the event they ever become a children’s author.
Foam crafts are fun, inexpensive and versatile! You can decorate hats, can hugs, bookmarks, door hangers and more. It’s perfect for that day that is too hot to go out and don’t feel like leaving the house.
I find products at craft stores, WalMart and The Dollar Tree. Here is the link to our visors!
You can be creative and make up your own ideas. Here is one of ours. We used the foam door hangers to make these thermometers. This particular project is best for older children 6+ with adult supervision.
Here’s an inexpensive way to spend an afternoon and get the kids out of the house!! Crayola Sidewalk Chalk…found a whole box of colors for $5! They write their names, messages on the sidewalk and draw pictures…note the rainbow has the colors in order! I just told them about the easy way to remember this…R O Y G. B I V. Nice to see them applying it. 🙂