Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Wednesday "Fun" Day

This summer, a bunch of us moms (and one lone dad!) from the neighborhood decided that, in lieu of expensive summer camps, we would create a Wednesday morning activity for the kids, with all of us choosing/coordinating different activities and putting them on a calendar for the summer months. Audrey quickly dubbed this "Wednesday Fun Day". Most of the activities are free or inexpensive, and the kids are LOVING it! Every week bring something new and different! And isn't everything better with friends?

This week, I chose to coordinate "Design your own t-shirt" day. The kids had fun stamping designs on their shirts, and the parents practiced patience as paint ended up on everyone's hands, faces, smocks, the table, and oh yes, on the shirts too. The parents quickly started suggesting that these be used as night-shirts. :)

Here is Audrey's finished product:

Afterwards the kids enjoyed a snack ... always an essential part of any fun day!

And here are a few pictures of previous "Wednesday Fun Days":

The kids checking out some kind of bird at the Upper Schuylkill Valley Park (aka "the farm")

After checking out all the farm animals, the kids went down to the river and threw in rocks. For some reason, children find this to be great fun. I think this was the highlight for many.

Audrey & Thomas "digging for fossils" in the playground area of the Elmwood Park Zoo, another Wednesday morning trip.

We've also had a morning of water fun & making ice cream sundaes, and a trip to Chuck E. Cheese. Next up on the list is swimming at Nathan & Kaitlyn's house! FUN! :0)


Chris Ann Schultz said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. Chantel was the the (with her babysitter for before and after school this year, Vikki) Elmwood Park Zoo when she was a baby. We have that on a possibility list for future. She's been to the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium and the Camden Aquarium and the Lehigh Valley Zoo (Aka. Trexlertown Game Preserve) Hopefully, next year we will go to the Baltimore Aquarium, over vacation. Then in a year or two, back to the Creation Museum in KY while it's still free, under our 5 year charter membership.
We do most our things like that over vacation.

ErinOrtlund said...

What a great idea! So fun to do with other parents and kids.