Last week, we read My Blue Boat and did lots of fun things to go with:
* painted with blue and green watercolors to make the water look used in the book:
* made stars on the bathroom wall by shining a flashlight through a piece of black paper with small holes in it.
* tried to make boats out of styrofoam egg cartons, that did not work. So, I tried to freeze a hunk of blue water in a loaf pan with a straw in it and a sail taped onto the straw. I thought this was going to be a huge success until Rachel pulled the 9x13 dish holding these boats off onto the floor and shattered the dish into a zillion pieces. No one was hurt - but it was not fun - just so you all know that not everything is rosy around here! :) I took pix of the screaming children too - but will spare them the embarassment.
* rode around in a blue laundry basket doing everything the boat did:* had a fun lunch of boat sandwich, star cheese, goldfish and Jell-O water:* danced with the whales while watching Fantasia!
We had a fun week!! I wanted to take the girls downtown and do a boat ride - but it was too expensive, I think they had fun doing things at home anyway!