Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Messy Summer Fun .... Week 1

This summer I thought it would be fun to offer a "Messy Summer Fun" class/camp for 5 weeks... I have limited it to 20 kids... and am hoping for the best... This morning we had our first session... I have narrowed it down to my favorite 20 pictures....

SENSORY BIN
I made up this summertime sensory bin which included rice, beans, ice cream dishes with little spoons, Hawaiian mask ice cube trays of different colors, ice cream scoops and disposable shot glasses... huge hit with the kids... I have already come up with a theme for next week's bin... I put the bin by our swing set in the shade...so the kids could play with it through out the morning...Braeden... taking a turn on the slide before the messiness began...
Up in the clubhouse....
SHAVING CREAM PAINTING
For our first Messy Activity we did Shaving cream finger painting... we had 15 kids today...and it was nowhere near as messy as I anticipated...which is good I think....
Braeden was pretty unamused by this project... although... he might have been a bit testy from being up since 5 am.... who's to judge really?...
I had two tables set up... next time I will probably use two adjustable tables...
Loving the messy.... besides a great art project (we used primary colors to mix)... this was a great sensory project...
Ryleigh really liked this project...and has requested we do it again...
Braeden...still not really loving this idea...
FROZEN ICE EXCAVATION
I had so much fun making this activity... I froze different shapes and colors of ice...as well as some summertime objects and beads...into one big block of ice... the objective was to get the kids to melt the ice to get to the objects.
Most of the kids headed over after finishing their art projects...
WATER BUCKET RELAY
We split the kids up into two teams (more or less) and had them attempt to fill the other teams bucket until it overflowed... things stayed pretty even for awhile...then they got crafty....

Braeden....enjoyed watching but not participating in this one...most likely because the sprinkler was on by the other bucket...
The game started off civil enough...one bucket per team...
Ryleigh carrying her bucket....
The game got a little dice-ee when one team...or both got creative with other water carrying devices... I believe this ended in one big massive water fight...that pretty much went on for the rest of the morning...
SNACK TIME
The kids enjoyed some mini- slow melt Popsicles for snack... the yard was quiet and semi still for about 5 minutes... :-)
MORE WATER FUN
Having fun in the sprinkler....
Braeden... busy emptying the pool...one bucket-full at a time...
Stay tuned for next weeks messy summer fun....

To see what others did this week check out Tot School at 1+1+1=1; Preschool Corner at Homeschool Creations; Mom 2 lil Posh Divas and the Weekly Wrap-up at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers.

10 comments:

Lexi said...

Suddenly, Braeden looks so old!

Also...messy fun with slow melt popsicles??? Come on!Kidding, kidding :) Looks like a fun day!

Brandi said...

That looks like a blast! :)

Sandra's Fiberworks said...

love the messy! Our kids are doing something like that this summer too

Sarah said...

My boys would have so much fun with this!

Paige said...

How much fun! Gotta love when you can keep the messiness outside.

Our Side of the Mountain said...

How fun! You have such GREAT ideas! I bet all the kids had a blast! Stopping by from Weekly Wrap-up!

Sharla said...

This looks like so much fun! You have some really great ideas and my kids would love them!

(I'm stopping over from Weekly Wrap-Up)

Giggly Girls said...

I am not one for messy fun but I really should make more of an effort. Thanks for the inspiration. =o)

Michelle said...

This surely looks like fun! :) Thanks for adding it on our Fb page for share & play suggestion for making art outside! :)

Aimee from Classified: Mom said...

What fun summer activities! Don't you wish summer could last forever? Thanks for sharing your idea with us on The Sunday Showcase !