Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Summer Projects

I am big on summer projects. Sitting in front of the television or the playstation is just a good way to fry your brain in my opinion. However, there is nothing more boring than those summer bridge workbooks.

With Memorial Day past us, I am trying to settle us into more of a routine and so this afternoon Big Guy said, "Mom, when are you going to tell us?"

(That is the best time to introduce the projects - when they are interested!)

I pulled out one of my bags filled with art supplies that I had been collecting including four fresh art books. I gave them each two books. One book was for doodling and whatever creative drawing they wanted to do. The other was for creative art assignments.

Their first assignment: Using the art supplies I had given them (ruler, circle ruler, charcoal, water colors, colored pencils, etc...) and design what their album cover would look like if they had a band.

Their eyes got really BIG and they both said "Cool!".

If they love this, they are going to love the photography scavenger hunts I have planned.


Sara said...

What great ideas! Sounds like a fun way to start the summer!

Confessions of A Mississippi Mom said...

Good ideas for the kiddy's!

K Storm said...

Where do you come up with all these ideas??
I joked with my daughter that I was going to have "centers" for her during the summer...she rolled her eyes! But I also mentioned some fun mother-daughter things and she was OK with that.

Deanna said...

Two things: LOTS of prayer and I'm just a big kid too! I'm not really good at playing army men or Hot Wheels (never could master the machine gun or car sounds - Ha!) so I try to think of things that would be fun for all three of us to do together.