Saturday, May 31, 2014

Popsicles for Everyone!

This week was a two day week. We had a garden theme.

 Here is the lapbook. It doesn't look the best, but I put it together between 1 and 2 am.

The "seed" packets got sorted into the rectangles on the folder.

I would hide the shovel under a number and Bo would say the number in Spanish and lift up the card to find the shovel.

Bo had some trouble with this, but it is matching up the words that rhyme.

 Our Spanish for the week was emotions. I picked out bugs and helped him match the bug with the Spanish word for its emotion.

These are the tracing things we always have.

Here is the box. The base is dirt. I added bugs and creatures that I had from when my brother was little. The flowers came from the Dollar Tree a couple years ago as did the water can and bird. I found the bird house in my garage sale stuff. The little pot came from the Dollar Tree with the one's I used for the clay pot shark.

Each week I fill a bucket with toys from my house for each kid. 

Bo really likes it, even if he has the same toys in his bedroom. For some reason it is more fun to play with mine.

Bo and I made Kool-Aid popsicles. I got the popsicle maker at the Dollar Tree (big surprise, I know).

We blew bubbles, jumped on the trampoline, and drew with chalk.

Sissy had a water box with some cups and a spoon.

Bo really liked his.

Sis would drink the water then look at me and grin.

 Then Bo started not feeling well, so I did the logical thing and made a blanket fort in the living room and turned on the Spongebob Movie.

 The next day he felt better and was back to playing with his box.

 Sis was very into dumping the water into the pool.

Bo and Gus went for a swim.

 Sis drank the water she splashed out of her box. I eventually filled her pool up so she could splash.

After swimming both kids ate the half a popsicle they didn't finish yesterday.

I had one and so did Gus, so that we could be done with popsicles.

We attempted to do Frankenworms. Obviously it didn't work, but it was fine with Bo because I made a big explosion.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The 2014 List!

This is my 2014 bucket list. I have picked things that older kids or teens, boys and girls, would be interested in doing. Most of them are Pinterest projects. As I complete each thing I will I will mark it off and post a picture and a link to the instructions.

Bandana Quilt- under construction

Glowing Mt. Dew - Fail! It didn't glow at all

Picture Board

Car Emergency Kit-Not pictured Just in Case, jeans, T-shirt, shorts, hoodie, blanket, more water. Kit includes water, MRE, matches, toilet paper, wipes, Germ-x, paper towels, sunscreen, bug spray, flashlight, knife, plastic gloves, duct tape, paracord, and a poncho.

First-Aid Kit Roll- under construction

Screen Print

Hand Art

Mason Jar To-Go Cup

Lake Bag- under construction

Potato Gun

Mini Catapult- I used an Instructable to make it. SUPER AWESOME!

Swiss Mint Survival Kit- under construction... I'm eating the mints

Neck Cooler- under construction

Duck Call Straws-  Flatten out one side of a straw about 2 inches. Then simply cut it into a point on that side. Finally blow into it and get this sound, which I'm not sure I would call a duck sound, but hey it's a sound.

Dream Catcher- Using embroidery floss and an embroidery hoop make a dream catcher. Separate the hoop and tie everything to the inside hoop. When you are satisfied slip the outer one back on.

String Cross

Balloon Bracelet- Take the long balloons, like the ones for balloon animals, and cut of either end. Feed them onto an elastic string and tie it up to make a bracelet.

Craft Stick Bowl- Pretty simple just hot glue and lots of sticks.

Plastic Bag Jump Rope- I cut plastic bags into strips. I made a bunch of 12 strips and tied them together. Then I divided them into 3 groups of 4 and braided. I used 4 strips per big strip. After I had 2 I tied one end and twisted them together and tied the other end. I made some duct tape handles and I'm done!

Paracord Belt

Paracord Whip- This thing cracks really well. My uncle and I can tell you that it also hurts when you whip yourself.  I got my arm pretty good and he got his neck. We both got laughed at.

Ineeda Box- Includes Chapstick, Kleenex, Advil, pony holders, Germ-X, baby wipes, lotion, bandaids, pen, note pad, sewing kit, nail care kit, and mints.

Toothbrush Roll- Worked wonderfully at Karate Camp. it hold my electric toothbrush, retainer toothbrush, toothpaste, toothbrush head, and mouthwash.

Soap Pouch- Also was great at camp. It made showering just a little quicker.

Burt’s Bee’s


Book Box- under construction

Read 3 Books - 
King of the Wind, Conform, Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Finish my Coloring Book- under construction

Watch Every Potter Movie I watched 4 on the way to Florida and 4 on the way back. 
Blow Up Car

Boaters license

Give it 100- My Page. I'm not done yet, but I'm getting there

New Duct Tape Wallet

Smoke Bombs

Dive On In

This Monday's craft was a butterfly. I got the bingo daubers from the Dollar Tree and they were well worth it.

"I am a beautiful beautiful butterfly."

While Sis took a nap we went outside to burn off some energy.

Last week Bo requested an ocean box, so here it is. We played with both boxes for a long time on Tuesday.

He later requested boats and more sea creatures.

Sissy had finger paint. I used a recipe I found on Pinterest that was edible.

 Bo and I made Oreo balls while Amelia napped on Tuesday. You basically put a package of Oreos in the blender. Take a few out and put in a bowl. Put a package of cream cheese in the blender and mix everything up. Roll it into balls and roll the balls in the Oreo crumbs set aside in the bowl. Refrigerate and devour. 

 We played with them on Tuesday and Wednesday because both kids slept all afternoon on Monday.

 Wednesday I gave Amelia different colors.

They were fun too.

While I got some lunch ready I let Sis play with some sensory bags, bottles, and balloons.  
I will do a post about them later.

Wednesday we spend the day at Wildcat Park. We visited the Audubon Center and talked about lots of animals native to this area. Then we hit the trail. I made little backpack for Bo to carry. I found binoculars, a magnifying glass, a fan, and a water bottle with a snack compartment for him. We got back to the car in time to go to the spring. We all waded in the freezing cold water. We spent a good two and a half hours at the park. After Amelia's swim lesson both kids fell asleep in the car. Bo asked if we could do it again...on Monday.

The lapbook was an ocean theme to match the sensory box.

I helped him with this, but you match the word with the picture.

This is another set of beginning sounds.

He sorted these animals into the land and ocean rectangles on the center section of the lapbook.

 There were some ocean words to trace.

 Here was our little counting book.

 We read the numbers in Spanish, since that was our Spanish lesson this week.