Monday, July 21, 2008

Plan for Week 3

Moving into our third week with a plan for activities for the week.

a) The kids adapted immediately to this idea - they ask every single day which of the activities we are going to do. And what the rule is.
b) It is very empowering to have this list to reference - no frantic "what do we do now" moments.

I am playing around with the mix of what is on the list. Experimenting with how many ideas we need for a week. The first two weeks we had 5 ideas - mostly crafts. This week I am doing a mix of "get out of the house" activities, snacks and crafts/home activities.

I am also trying to be more budget conscious with our plans. We had a few budget-blowing (but very fun) things in the last couple of weeks!

So here's our list:

  • Bowling (we have free passes!)
  • Mini golf or the driving range
  • Movie Day (rent from the Big Red Box at the grocery store - $1)
  • Pounded Flower notecards
  • Paper Bag Town
  • Water Bottle Pencil Holders
  • Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Cookie Frogs
  • Peanut Butter/Chocolate/Graham Cracker Dessert
I am also still working on my freelance project - so I have asked a neighborhood teenager to come and play with the kids one or two afternoons. Maybe some of these would be good activities for her to do with the kids!

Hope you all have a great week!

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