We started the week by playing hooky from homeschool, work, and reality and visited three different beaches in three days. These visits were all very impromptu and complete surprises for the kids, and they had a great time. It was a wonderful way to close out the month of June and spend some quality time together as a family. The kids had a blast playing in the waves, looking for treasures, and exploring the various coastlines. What was even better was that all of the beaches were within a two hour or less car ride/boat ride from our house. Living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland during the summertime definitely has its perks.
However, by the end of our third beach trip, I could see the exhaustion setting in and knew that the next few days would be lazy ones. Nevertheless, we did manage to squeeze in a few homeschool moments as we finished up our Alphabet House unit. While my older daughters opted out of the activities this week in favor of reading their new load of books from the library, my three-year-old and six-year-old had a ball with the Mother Goose Time activities.
Here are some of our favorite activities from this week…
Using material provided to us in our Mother Goose Time bag we made our own mini mops and used them to clean our Alphabet sheets and review the alphabet at the same time. Then we got out the paint and glitter and made some messy masterpieces.
Clean Up Toys
During this activity, we practiced our scissor skills and reviewed our colors at the same time.
The boys created their own restaurant menu for an imaginary restaurant (both boys came up with the menu items and my older son did the writing). Next, they got out our play food and set up their pretend cafe, and took turns serving me. Interestingly, every time I ordered something off the menu, they were sold out of it, and the boys made me some exceptional culinary treats.
Overall we had a great week, and it was a great way to end what has been a very crazy month for us. We are all looking forward to starting the Nature Detective unit next month. In addition, we will also be beginning a new adventure…we will be homeschooling 3 out of 4 of our kiddos. After much contemplating over the past year, we have come to the decision to begin this journey with our rising third grader, first grader, and of course my three-year-old. We are all super excited to start and can’t wait to get started. I will continue to share our weekly adventures with Mother Gosse Time, but please let me know in the comment section below if you would also be interested in hearing about my homeschooling adventures with my older children. As always let me know if you have any questions, and I will see you soon for more Chaos on The Creek.
Disclaimer: I am so grateful to have found this curriculum and am excited to share our experiences on the blog. In exchange for my unbiased and honest reviews, Mother Goose Time has provided us with the curriculum free of charge.