We’re visiting my sister this week in the suburbs of Washington, DC so we had grand plans for a plethora of tourist activities and swimming in her apartment pool. Guess who was surprised yesterday morning with grey skies and rain? Guess who didn’t prepare anything for that to happen? Yep, little ole me.
Thank goodness for Teach Mama and the calendar of activities for The Smart Summer Challenge. I’m not a perfect rule follower so I haven’t gone day by day but I do love all the activities. Yesterday we chose make a map of the house. Since we’re in an apartment and the older ones get the idea of maps, I added a twist. They each drew a map of a different room. Then they took three or four things from the toy bin and hid them in the rooms. Next, they marked each item on their maps with an X. Finally, they swapped maps and went on a treasure hunt.
It was fun for everyone and lasted just long enough for the rain to go away. First treasure hunts, then swimming. What a great day!
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