I have so much I want to blog about.. lots of outings, fun family days... I feel each thing deserves it's own post! So, in the next few days, There will be a few extra notes I would love to share with you~
For now, here are the Summer Adventure Boxes I put together for the kinders this week. If you don't know what Adventure Boxes are Click here and scroll to bottom of the post .
So, I asked my kids what they would like to learn about this summer, and JT chose Dinos, KT chose Ocean life, and They both Chose Birds and Egypt... Here is what I put together for them..Egypt will have to wait.. =)
I would have loved to put some cool paper on the outside of these and really decorate these ( FREE) boxes, like here and here AND here ; but maybe next year.. getting these together was challenge enough! -=)
All of these items for our boxes I have around the house, I just gathered them up, and pulled out a few things I have had in my stash, and put it together! All these things came from yard sales too! (thanks Jesus!)Things I included for JT's Summer Adventure are:
Rub on stickers
slimy dino goo
grow a dino pack
dino sticker book (bought for dino museum tour)
how to draw dinos book & pencils
dinosaurs - to play with
Sand pit for dinos -
I can read Dino books
Search and Find dino book
and TONS of books on Dinosaurs, I found we have about 25 yikes!
Glow in the dark build your own dinosaur
dinosaur fossil digging adventure
dinosaur puzzles ( i just tossed these in a ziplock bag for space)
This Usborne Dino Kit - Rocked! It took TWO boys a good hour or more to get this apart! It was so much fun for them! (6 and 7 year old) It made my son and his New friend Mr G. ( blessing!) have a great time!
Here, I added some food coloring to the water and some garden rocks. This lasted hours!
How to draw birds
Ranger Rick magazines on birds (super yard sale find)
scramble North american bird puzzle
2 wooden birds
2 bird houses & paint ( local craft shop)
binnoculars ( not shown, )
bird watch list (not shown)
2 bird whistlers (not shown)
bird bingo (not shown, but ordered!)
birds of brittain and Europe book ( not shown, but ordered!)
container for bird feathers they find(that' it! i just don't have alot on birds this year.. =)
**check out this amazing bird adventure box i just came upon
All about the Ocean Adventure boxThings I included for KT's Summer Adventure are
What lives in a Shell - book
Large shell (yard sale )
Beachy scrapbook for her (yard sale)
Ocean coloring book
Large bag of assorted sea shells
Ocean life preschool book (very excited about this!)
blue sand to play with shells in (local craft shop)
Large Coral ( yard sale find, great for touching!)
little dolphins for counting
assorted small shells for counting
The berenstain Bears Seashore Treasure
Why are there Waves? book
TONS of books on Ocean creatures!
This will be half on display on haf in a box for her to take out... Since the shells will need a nice place to "rest"
I always try to add in a Field trip if possible for more hands on learning, and this past weekend we were able to spend a few hours at the beach in Holland... Here she is ... loving the Ocean!
I am going to use those workboxes for these too! I decided my children have to ask me to get into the boxes, some things are for independant learning, and others they will need my help.. But I want it to be a special time for them, and ration it out so they don't "finish" it by next week! =) I think the workboxes would be great for that, great to cover reading with all the books I have collected...
Next year, I will plan further ahead, and keep collecting during the year from yard sales and tossing into my "special" bins! This has made it affordable, and such a blessing for the children this year! Praise God for it all!