This summer my plan is to try to have a theme for each week. I've been keeping a list of ideas for the past month to help me get started. I knew I wanted our first theme to be a garden theme because I'm hoping the girls will help me more with our garden this summer.
To get us started, I requested a bunch of garden books from the library (and bought a few special books to). The books we read were
My Garden, Kevin Henkes (This is one of my favorite books right now!)
We read some or all of the books every day. All week, we also worked in our big garden. We dug up some worms. We looked at our carrot plants. We watered and weeded. Each day we also did another garden related activity. In total with reading, weeding, watering and other activities we probably did about an hour of garden related things during the day, so we still had time for playing at the park and other summer fun.
One day, the girls and I headed to Menard's, and so we could pick out flowers for our window box. Miss A picked out some beautiful purple flowers (no surprise there). She made an excellent little helper. She loves watering plants the most. And she loves that the flowers are now right outside of her bedroom window.
|Her tongue is always out when she's concentrating.|
|Don't you love how well Little J matches our picnic table :)|