My inspiration for the theme idea came from all the summer's my mom did "summer camp" for kids when I was growing up. She always had a million crazy-creative-resourceful ideas that made every day a fun experience. That's what I want for my boys. I spent much of last summer very hugely pregnant... and very hot... and mostly in front of (sorry to say) some sort of kids show. I don't want a repeat of that( the extensive tv time, not the pregnancy.. although I also don't want a repeat of that either)!!!
So, the first week of no school and we are off to a pretty good start on ROCKET WEEK, which with a unanimous vote from the boys deserves an extension over through next week as well. I thought I would try to keep up on everything and post all the fun things we are doing throughout the summer. Here are some of the things we've done so far...
|5...4...3...2...1...BLAST OFF! This was our rocket snack... they even made it to the moon!|
|This is suppose to be a cardboard rocket... it turned out to be more challenging than I had imagined.|
|The love being the pilot (however, there is only room for one...)|
|Rocket activity/behavior charts and Rocket themed books|
|Lunch one day... (cheese roll-up rocket with red pepper wings)|
|This was a small experiment to show them how combustion works.|
|We did this experiment too about thrust... very simple. Wish I had gotten a picture of them doing this, they had so much fun!|