Thursday, June 24, 2010
How Long is Summer?
When my son finished preschool he was so sad to find out that he had to wait a whole summer until he could begin kindergarten. This year, he wasn't as naive but he still had a hard time grasping how long summer vacation would be.
My solution...a paper chain. My kids love having a green and red paper chain count down until Christmas and my thought was...why not for summer too?
We stretched out the days of summer in front of us...
Wow! That's a long summer. We have some plans for this summer that the kids are really jazzed about. It's what, week 2 or 3 of summer vacation and I'm already tired of explaining to them how long until our family vacation. That's why I went all color code crazy on the chain. Each color stands for a special event or vacation. The kids can easily see how long until each event and even count out the chains. Ahhhh...no more pestering mommy!
So, for us...
blue = nothing planned (I love seeing all that blue)
yellow = baseball
Red = mommy's out of town
orange = vacation Bible school
green = family vacation
red, white, & blue = 4th of July....what else?!
It's a great rainy day project and all it required was a scissor, stapler, and colored construction paper. Happy chaining!
This post is a part of Things I Love Thursday