Monday, July 12, 2010

Beach Bums

Summer just isn't complete without a trip to the beach.  This theme will be spread out over the next two weeks (my dad is having his hip replaced so we will be spending a lot of time traveling back and forth between cities) so sit back, pour yourself a cold drink and relax to the sounds of the waves crashing against the shore while we learn all about beaches.

Sea Shell Alphabet Games- check out these awesome ideas at Along the Way; we have our sea shells ready!

Beach Sensory Tub- the tub is filled with sand and lots of fun beach things to uncover and explore

Sea Shell Sorting- say that five times fast; we'll be looking for similarities and differences among our collection of shells

Crab Walk- can you skitter like a crab?  I wonder if Eva can?

Sink or Float- the kiddie pool will be a perfect place to experiment

Field Trip
Beach- it wouldn't be right to talk about the beach without taking a trip to one- we'll check out one our local beaches along the shore of Lake Ontario

Sandpaper Sand Castle- Eva will build a sandcastle using shapes cut out of sandpaper

Beach Scene- I found some cute beach-y scrapbook paper that we'll use to make a seashore scene

Ice Cube Painting- using ice cubes colored with food coloring, we'll make a refreshing painting

Beach in a Bottle- a way to bottle up the beach and keep it with us year round

Sandy Dessert- we'll combine vanilla pudding and crushed graham crackers to make this edible beach replica

Beach Day Miranda's Beach Day Beach Day! The Boy on the Beach Louie's Goose Gotcha, Louie! Sneakers, the Seaside Cat On the Way to the Beach All You Need for a Beach Because Your Daddy Loves You Hamsters to the Rescue Bats at the Beach Beach The Berenstain Bears Go on Vacation Wave Duck Dunks All the World A Beach Tail Ship Ahoy! Turtle Bay Lovely Ruby and the Mermaid Beachcombing: Exploring the Seashore Seashore (Eyewitness Videos)

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