If you recall our summer list, U was originally for "unplug for the day." That scared the pagesus out of me (although we do unplug when camping, etc.) so based on a suggestion, I changed it to U is for Universe. I do have a bunch of other activities planned based on that, but due to my lack of energy, I just stuck with an art project.
One of our favorite books is Eight Spinning Planets.
It counts backwards from 8 in Ten Little Lady Bugs Style and our copy, the planets stick out in little holes in the book.
First we downloaded this printout of the planets and used watercolor paints and watercolor pencils to color them. Mitchell entertained us with his knowledge of the planets and I giggled every time Uranus was mentioned (come on, I can't be the only immature one.)
We then took black paper outside and splattered them with water-downed white paint for the stars (idea found here.)
For the sun, we used paper mache suns that they painted at the library, but Learn Love Create used a painted paper plate.
|Cole (with my help cutting)|
|Collaborative effort from me and the bigs|
Funny enough, the big boys didn't last until the end, but Cole and Ellie did. And then they were right back to fighting....at least it bought me a few minutes of peace and quiet.
Linking to The Sunday Showcase, I Can Teach My Child