Friday, July 22, 2011

Messy Summer Fun ... Week 2

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 week we had our second session... Here are some of the highlights...

SENSORY BIN:
This week I used many of the summertime themed items from last week's bin...but added in some smooth rocks...and water...
Ryleigh loved this week's bin...and played with it throughout the week (with fresh water) ....
Braeden... tried to fit a rock in the container...and refused to give up....until eventually he threw both the rock...and the container... he has a pretty good arm on him...but that is a post for another day...
Exploring the sensory bin...
TOOTH BRUSH PAINTING
This week I had the kids use toothbrushes to paint with... I demonstrated how they could flick the paint off of the toothbrush...very messy....but most just wanted to use them like paint brushes... I think all the paintings came out great!
Ryleigh...working hard on her creation...
Braeden had a great time with the paint...and was the last one to decide he was finished...
Showing off her messy hands... although her picture totally matched her cute outfit!
ICE EXCAVATING
This week I froze army men and multi colored beads in three big ice blocks...the kids used buckets, shovels, and sand castle molds to try and melt the ice...and rescue the men...
Melting the ice.. afterward there were little green army men floating everywhere...
Enjoying some swing set time...
Potato Sack/ Water Race- Relay
The kids used potato sacks in the beginning of the race... jumped out... had to transport water by bucket through the sprinkler... and run back to the start... they did this one over and over...
Ryleigh...hippity hopping...
Running with the water... it was such a HOT day...that all the water activities were a big hit!
Water Balloons
After finishing their snack of ice cream cones... the kids got right back into the water activities... and loved the Water Balloons.... next time I totally need to make up more of them.... they broke them much easier ...and quicker.... then I anticipated...


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; Beneath the Rowan Tree and the Weekly Wrap-up at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers.

10 comments:

phyllis said...

WOW WHAT AN INCREDIBLE DAY!
I WANT TO COME, ESPECIALLY IN THIS HEAT!
LOOKS LIKE SO MUCH FUN AND THE ACTIVITIES ARE SOOOO CREATIVE!
LUCKY KIDS!

Our Peculiar Lives said...

wow, what fun! You're so creative!

Our Side of the Mountain said...

Such a great time for the little ones! I love those sensory bins. My youngest is 6 so maybe a little old for them, but I'm gathering things to make a space-themed one for the fall. (He'll use it when he needs a few minutes break for other school work.) Have you done a space one before?

Giggly Girls said...

Wonderful day!!!

Lulu said...

Hi, jumped over from Tot School again. What a great bunch of activities- love the toothbrush paining and sensory bin especially!

My son likes to just dump buckets of water on himself even when there are things inside so not sure he would "play" with the sensory bin or not but I will give something similar a try.

Joyce said...

I love all of the action shots! Your week combined a lot of the things I've been planning on doing for forever. Seeing how fun your week was has motivated me to hurry up with my list of things to do :) Thanks for the great post! Btw, I ran across your post on the Sunday linky.

Karima said...

Hi saw you on link party, what great photos you have shared! Now following you via google and fb, Karima x www.karimascrafts.com

jess_hak said...

So much fun! My littles love excavating things out of ice. Always a big hit here. The sack races look so fun. :) Thanks for sharing.

Mandi said...

Oh, I love your frozen army men idea! My boys are going to love that one! Loving your blog! New follower. :)
Mandi
boredombustingmommy.blogspot.com

Aimee from Classified: Mom said...

Ha! Again what fun- did any of them try to brush their teeth with the paint. My 3 year old did once- yikes! Thank you for linking up with us on The Sunday Showcase