Now that preschool is out for summer I have been trying to come up with some fun things to do with the kids when they are in need of just a little bit more structure. You know Momma can never compare to all that jam packed class time. Messy art projects by the minute, crafts, story time, outdoor play, you name it and they have me beat no matter how hard I try!
Noah loved preschool so much that on the days he wasn't in school he would ask to do school-like things such as set our table and 'do' snack time like they have in school complete with filling a little pitcher (read: my small pyrex measuring cup) with milk or water so that he could pour 2 little glasses for he and Penny. He would try to teach us their snack song (I think I've finally got it down!) and then he would want me to ask him what he had for breakfast, like his teachers did, which he would in turn feign a complete loss of memory from only a mere two hours before just to make his answers seem more real and school-like, hah :-) Acting! Channeling a little Master Thespian à la Jon Lovitz)
I designed some simple postcards for the kids to decorate in hopes of sending a few every so often to Grandma and Grandpa. I think we will try to use them as a 'what we've been doing this summer' type of mailing so they can document some of the things they will be doing...summer camp, swim lessons, beach time, caring for the garden, etc.
The postcards are blank on one side so that the kids can color or draw as they wish and then the other side has some simple air mail markings as well as a place for the child to write his name, and if they are old enough, their address as well as the info for who the postcard will go too.
The postcards are 4 x 6 inches and there are two per 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper. Print on heavy card stock so that they stand up to the postal service sorting machines!
To print the postcards click here!
Then just grab lots of colorful crayons...
And draw circles, tell story or make a silly face.
Maybe even draw out your family...Noah even included our doggie!
What a proud little artist I have!
Now, don't forget to sign your name and put a stamp on it...that's the best part! Stamps are just very expensive stickers, no?
When your done you will have a nice little pile of one-of-a-kind postcards to mail to friends and family!
I hope you are enjoying your summer as much as we are!!