For the past two years, Drew and I have been documenting his summer activities with a little binder we created.
At the beginning of June, we sat down with a pile of magazines and cut out ideas, recipes and pictures of games that we'd like to try over the coming weeks.
We've made ice cream, gone to amusement parks, and played many rounds of putt putt golf. There are times, though, when I really need some creative ideas for my boy to do ON HIS OWN. After all, the laundry (no matter how many times I yell at it) does not fold itself.
So, I was thrilled the other day when my friend Jessica at Two Shades of Pink posted a great idea about sending your kids on a photo scavenger hunt. I couldn't wait to try it out!
I made a list... some items were written out (3-letter words and sight words that he can read), and I drew pictures of other items for him to find. With list and camera in hand, Drew set out on his photo hunt adventure.
the number "3":
To make things a little harder, after Drew finished checking most of the items off his list, I challenged him to find things that started with certain letters of the alphabet. He had fun being creative with this assignment:
For "A", he found an Apron:
For "B", there were no surprises as he found a Ball:
And with "C", he cleverly captured his own countenance (... orrrrr C stands for his middle name!):
You can check out more ideas for the photo scavenger hunt on Jessica's blog, where she also encouraged me to print the pictures from our hunt for Drew to keep.
I think we'll store them in his Summer Fun binder.
What ideas have you come up with to keep your kids busy this summer?