We started off the day with some yummy American Flag themed toast and then did some worksheets focusing on the penny because we didn't finish everything from the day before. (We are SUUUUPER behind this week and will definitely be continuing our lessons into the weekend.) One worksheet was a "shopping" activity with pennies and was very good for helping her understand the basics of using money. The other was a penny flipping activity that helped with understanding counting by tens and the concepts of greatest and least. She really enjoyed flipping the penny.
Then it was time for some fun with paint! We started by trying our hand at some American flag handprints. They turned out less than awesome but both kids loved the feeling of having their hand painted. (I also didn't have any white paint which should have been used for the white stripes and might have made a little difference.)
We went outside for the next painting activity involving handprints and footprints. I grabbed the blue and red paint as well as a piece of poster board. For good measure I also brought a roll of brown butcher paper and some yellow. I figured the kids would definitely want to continue painting after the project. Then we made an American flag using hands and feet. It turned out pretty ok. Lilly did hers by herself and I held Arthur to make his prints. Then I set them loose on the butcher paper and let them have fun with it. It might seem crazy to others but being outside, using washable paint and having a water hose makes the clean-up pretty easy and afterwards they got to have a fun bubble bath.
Rachel is a mother of three, high school Spanish teacher and part-time blogger who loves crafting, creating fun and engaging activities for her children and students and hanging with her friends and family. She blogs about what she's doing and her interests at any given time which vary. She's a little OCD and always looking for her next project. Her husband calls it, "focusing her crazy", but she just calls it fun.