Summer Center: The Beach

Since we won’t be able to go to the ocean this year, I decided to bring it to us.

Here are some of the activities on our shelves:

This Sand- Scene Play-doh Center is their absolute favorite.

(Just whip up some plain play-doh, provide a bowl of little shells and stones, give each child one or two drink umbrellas, and wa-lah! Hours of fun!)

Lia has been enjoying this transfer activity. The blue beads are irresistible!

An Ice-Cream Shop

Sea shell, driftwood, and rock discovery tray.

(One of these days we’ll sort, identify, and label them using a sea shell book…)

Our favorite beach books: Beach Day and A Day at the Beach.

Towel folding.

(I’m pretty sure this is a lame activity, but I didn’t have much time to find out because, no sooner had I set it on the shelf than we needed it for a trip to the pool.)

Ocean stencils.

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Summer Center: Bugs

I set up a little table in the dining room that would inspire the girls to read, write, draw, and create in a laid-back way. A few weeks ago, it was flower themed. I forgot to take pictures of it. But, you’ll get the idea from this week’s Bug Theme. It’s not scientific as much as it’s just fun. Of course, they’ve been spending the most time using the push-pins as “poison-extractors” for the squishy little bugs. Viv could play “bug dissection” all day long, but I finally heard Lia speak up for herself, “I don’t want to play bug-dissecting anymore!” (Oh, the things you never expect your children will have to say…)





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