I say it’s ‘summer fun for older kids’ only because my kids are no longer toddlers or preschoolers–they’re big-time elementary schoolers.
They know what they want, and they’ve been totally digging our tabletop surprises.
It’s hard for me to believe that my kids are really ‘big kids’, but they really are. Maddy is a rising 5th grader, Owen’s a rising 3rd grader, and Cora is (gasp!) starting 2nd grade in the fall.
No more babies, toddlers, or preschoolers. No more Kindergarten anxiety. Now we’re all into chapter books, writing stories, and mastering math facts.
We’re also now moving quickly toward school-mode and even did our back-to-school shopping on Monday, after the kids and I shopped, charted, and searched for the best prices around. And though our week this week was broken by a trip to Nanny and Pap’s house, we did manage to keep up with our tabletop surprises, even if we rocked some mazes in the car en route.
Here’s the skinny. . .
- Summer Fun for Older Kids–Tabletop Surprises:
A quickie re-cap of the week. Be sure to follow us on instagram as we share our daily adventures!
back-to-school shopping! having the kids figure out the BEST place for deals and steals = real-world math at its finest! #tabletopsurprises #summer #timeisflying #backtoschool
art! and playing with some of the coolest museum websites around! #tabletopsurprises #summer #familyfun #art
mazes, mazes, mazes! #tabletopsuprises #summer #familyfun
a free ticket to get dirty in the summer #tabletopsuprises #summer #freeplay #play
slow start to our day but we’re getting there. . .rainy, gray day will hopefully be brighter with our own watercolor rainbows #tabletopsuprises #summer #creativekids #momsofinstagram #familyfun
Check out all the fun we’re having this summer!
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