I wrote previously about our decision to home school the kids year round. I have spent the last couple weeks planing a bunch of fun summer activities to add into their school days. I do not want the summer to just be about book work.
One of the biggest plans for summer is the garden. We are doing a pretty small vegetable garden this year and making it a science project for the kids. They are going to be involved with all of the work. We have planted tomatoes, lettuce, pepper, pumpkins, squash, cucumbers, green beans and peas.
We also are doing a lot of art this summer. My kids love to draw, color and paint. I had to go to hobby lobby to pick a couple things up so I went ahead and bought something for the kids to paint. I got Destiny a box to keep treasures in, bird houses for Alex and Kairi and piggy bank for Amelia ( which she painted with help from Grandma ). They had a blast painting their projects. Some of the other art projects I have planned are dinosaur eggs, side walk chalk and pet rocks.
We have a family trip planned in July, even though we will be taking some time of from their regular classes during this time, we will be doing a couple of fun field trips. We plan on taking the kids to fawn do rosa. I used to go to fawn doe rosa all the time when I was a little girl and I always loved it. You can get up close and personal with a lot of the animals. We took the kids last year and they really enjoyed feeding the deer and geese. We will also be exploring the state park that is close to my Grandma’s house.
I am really looking forward to all the summer activities we have planned. I know the kids are going to have a lot of fun with all of it!