Monday, July 25, 2011

Smart Summer: Water Fun Week

We've reached week #5 of the Smart Summer Challenge and this week's theme is Water Fun Week. There are so many ways that you can go with a theme like that but we're choosing to learn about the different types of creatures that live in the water both locally and in the ocean.

I think what has surprised me the most about this challenge is how much fun we've had just in getting ready for the new week to start. Searching through our own items here at home to find things to fill our weekly basket has been a lot of fun for Kinsley (and I've had a blast coming up with new activities). This week we pulled out some of our favorite fish themed books:

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Ten Tiny Tadpoles by Debbie Tarbett

Crocheted Whale
Kinsley also gathered up this crocheted whale I made her a while back following this pattern at Bittersweet. A very quick and easy project that you could whip up to go along with the theme this week.

She also found an origami sea life kit, their whale bathtub toys and of course The Little Mermaid and Nemo movies for us to watch.

We have several activities lined up for the week but of course we may add to or subtract from the list as the week goes on. We're nothing if not unpredictable around here.

  • Cardboard roll goldfish

  • Egg carton sea turtles

  • Rainbow Fish on tinfoil

  • Color sandpaper starfish

  • Sea life magnets

  • Painted wooden fish

  • Go on a fishing trip

  • Paper plate jellyfish

Hopefully we can squeeze in a trip to our (somewhat) local aquarium this week too. We haven't been since Kinsley was very small so we are due for a visit.

Should be a great week!!

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