Last week, I started my Kids Summer Journal series.
If you missed it, be sure to catch up HERE.
I enjoyed the variety of responses I received from each of my kids.
Big C is the only one who wasn’t too excited or interested in participating, but he’s slowly coming around.
Big B recruited the help of his little brothers and made a play about a little alien who was stuck. Somehow Buzz Lightyear and Cowboy Woody made it into the story line as well!
I enjoyed reading the story my girl wrote about a young girl living in France in 1812 who turned 14. Life was very different back then, that is for sure.
One of my other favorites was J-man’s assignment to come up with a fun indoor game to play when it’s too hot outside. He and his little buddy decided to build an indoor tent from chairs and blankets. This isn’t really a new idea, but I thought it was very clever. It did the trick, they had a blast playing indoors while the heat outdoor soared over 100.
|fun in an indoor tent|
As reward for their hard work, I’m planning on taking them to get ice cream for doing so well.
Here are this week’s assignments. Follow along, copy the ideas, tweak them however you need to for your own children. The point is to have fun, not be stressed (this is a reminder to myself as much as anyone), and let their imaginations be free. There are no right or wrong answers.
I have assigned a few of them to make videos, this is of course done with parental supervision. For these, I just have them jot down a brief description in their journals about the video they made.
This week, I also gave each child a specific subject to follow.
Subject- Party Planner
- Describe and plan the perfect party. It can be any kind of party (birthday, graduation, wedding, prom, etc) Some things to consider are location, theme, decorations, food, etc. Would you make the decorations or buy them, or a little of both? Include pictures for inspiration.
- Come up with an imaginary budget for your party.
- Plan a menu for the party
- Cook one (or more) of the items on your menu
- You are any famous baseball player in history, dead or alive. Who are you? Tell me about your life.
- Find pictures of the player you choose. Find pictures of the fields he played for the specific time period he played their (for example, Wrigley Field in the 50’s if that’s when your player played).
- If you could change rules of the game, what would you change? Try playing a game of wiffle ball in the backyard following those new rules.
- Create a “team” for our family. Design and make baseball cards for each member of our family (don’t forget the dogs)
Subject- Pro fisherman
- Research the types of fish that can be caught in the Gulf of Mexico. Where can they be found (close to shore or several miles off shore)? What do you use to catch them?
- Find pictures of those fish and print them online or cut them out of magazines.
- Make a video teaching me about different types of fishing lures
- Make a video teaching me about casting and anything else a beginner needs to know about how to fish
Subject- Super Heroes
- Draw or color from coloring books your favorite super hero
- Make a video of yourself acting out a story about a superhero
- Find a book to read in your room about a hero, and practice writing a few words from it
- If you could have any super power, what would it be? Assign each member of our family a super hero name and special power