Monday, June 7, 2010

Clarksville Family Magazine – June Craft

This months craft that was published in Clarksville Family Magazine was all about summer vacation.  We aren’t going far from home this year.  I believe the popular term now a days is “Stay-cations” instead of vacations.

Well – to keep my kids from getting bored, or bugging us too much with “what are we going to do today”, I got them involved.  First we sat down and came up with every idea we could of what we wanted to do this summer.  We ended-up with a huge list, so we had to come up with a way to make it more organized so we’ll get it all done.

I came up with the idea of giving each week a theme. Such as: Water Week, Museum Week, Fairy Week and more. I was able to put almost all the ideas that we had come up with during the family meeting under one of these categories.

Then we made a memory book. On each double page, we wrote down the weekly theme (they don’t have to be in order, just put them in!)  For example – the kids had put the pool at Aunt Paige’s, the Water Park and the sprinkler – that became water week.  Animal Week includes visit the zoo, a local farm, going to Build A Bear and making a wild animal, and making animal masks.

We have already had MONSTER week (finished it Friday!) We saw Beauty and the Beast at the Roxy *and we put our tickets in our book; went to see Shrek 3 (tickets are glued in the book), made monster-sized cookies (took photos for the book) and we watch a family movie of “where the wild things are” (found a photo of the book online for the book).  We went to the zoo – and saw the crocodiles, tigers and anaconda.  All monsters.  You get the idea – make a list, find common ideas, assign themes, get creative with additional theme based ideas, then get out there.  The full article can be found in the Clarksville Family Magazine or on their website

What theme weeks do you think will be fun to try?  Here are a few more of our plans:

Water Week

Fairy Week

History Week

Go fishing

Make fairy wings

Clarksville Monuments

Run the sprinkler

Make fairy masks

Clarksville Driving Tour

Go to pool

Have a fairy party

Trail of Tears

Water Park

Make fairy houses

Nashville Monuments

Visit all Clarksville Water (river, fountains, creeks, etc)


Bubble Week

Museum Week

Animal Week

Make our own bubbles.

Visit the Customs House Museum

Go to the Zoo

Go to bubble room at Custom’s House Museum

Visit Ft. Campbell Museums

Visit a farm

Learn to blow bubbles with bubble gum

Visit the Adventure Science Museum

See Charlotte’s Web at The Children’s Theatre in Nashville


TN State Museum

Make animal masks

Cooking Week

Have A Ball Week

Cook breakfast

Go bowling

Cook lunch

Play putt putt

Cook dinner

Play soccer

Cook desserts

Play tee ball

Have fun!!! Then come back here and share what you did! 

See you downtown – Cheers!

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