Rating: 4 stars
It was shape week at our house this week. I know. Random. But I'm a girl who likes a plan, and with the start of summer, I wanted a framework of some sort or else I feel like the days are too loosey-goosey (spell check didn't like that) for my liking. God forbid we have a week without accomplishing something!
So we tried to eat lots of different shapes. We ate quesadillas shaped like triangles, cucumbers cut up as half-moons, star cut-out cookies, pancakes with blueberries for circles (a double whammy!), bell pepper strips for rectangles to name a few.
We played with tangrams or tangram-like activities, and then for our field trip we went on a shape hunt at our local zoo. I know that sounds incredibly dorky, but the kids were totally into it and we wondered if we even recruited a friend to go with us whose mom didn't roll her eyes at my excitement over finding a feeding bin shaped like a triangle. That's a friend for you. Click here for more details of our shape hunt at the zoo.
|It's not a box. It's a burning building!|
I was actually bummed not to participate--when was the last time YOU did an art project? Probably too long ago. I find it so enjoyable to stop cleaning, stop blogging, stop picking up the kitchen for the upteenth time to just...draw and paint with my kids. Priceless stuff. Anyway, I digress.
Good book and easy activity to provide an opportunity for a little creativity. Not bad!