Friday, July 22, 2011

It's Too Hot to Play Outside

With several days of dangerous heat levels, it's been too hot to participate in our usual summer activities.  Now what do we do?

For granddaughters age 7 and 9, there have been plenty of things to do.  When you run out of the typical activities that usually keep kids busy, TV (not the best for an all day activity), Barbies (it's fun but for only so long)....look at those skills you can hand down to them.

I found a package of cookie dough in the cupboard.  They were really excited to bake cookies.  So they added water, an egg and took turns stirring the peanut butter cookie dough.  Something went wrong (clearly not my skill level) and the burnt cookies were not everyone's favorite.  Unfortunately, I like burnt cookies and I'm almost finished with them. 

Knitting doesn't sound like a summer sport, but with air conditioning, granddaughter age 7 and I are busy making a blanket for Laura (her pioneer doll from Living History Farms). 

Photographer for the day is still a favorite and a short walk to a wildflower field near their home gave us many subjects.  We not only found flowers, but bugs, homes with beautiful statues, doors with fun wall hangings, and the perfect color for their uncle to paint his new home.  Granddaughter age 7 is learning composition, how to set the focus on the camera, and how far she needs to stand back to get the best picture. 

They are finishing up their velvet pictures from last year.  They had been packed away for so long, it was a brand new exciting activity they had forgotten about.

Writing books is another fun activity and one that hopefully will entertain them for many years to come.  The books are homemade and the stories as well.  They are eager to share as each page progresses.

Don't forget board games.  They never tire of UNO.  We found an old PacMan board game with marbles that they have so much fun with.  Too much to do, too little time.

What skills do you have that you can share with your children or grandchildren?

1 comment:

Kay Theodoratus said...

Isn't it nice to be creative?