Happy Memorial Day to my American readers! I hope that everyone gets a chance to spend time with family and also reflect on the meaning of this holiday. Do you have an activity for kids that would work for this activity that I should add to my USA Patriotic Crafts and Activities Pinterest board?
The kids spent most of their free time this past week playing, outside as well as inside. On Thursday they called me out to see a snake, which turned out to be this lizard: It looks like a California Alligator lizard to me, but given where we live it’s much more likely to be a San Francisco Alligator lizard. Any lizard experts out there? I was mostly glad it wasn’t a snake, because – even though a snake that my kids named Freddy lived in our yard in Massachusetts – I have a strong preference for lizards over snakes, particularly in a “yard” as small our current fenced-in concrete patio.
2014 After School Party HOSTS
The Educators’ Spin On It
Planet Smarty Pants
Boy Mama Teacher Mama
Coffee Cups and Crayons
Little Wonders’ Days
Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational
The Measured Mom
This Reading Mama
What Do We Do All Day
How was your afterschooling week? Are you ready for summer vacation? My kids only have three days of school left, and I am very excited to be done with school drop-offs and pick-ups! I was even more excited to find out that all three of my school-age kids will have spots at our neighborhood school next year – after a year of waiting! Please share you elementary school aged activities in the linky below (by doing so you are giving the linky hosts permission to feature your post and to pin it to our After School Activities board on Pinterest). Here are few favorites I saw in last week’s linky:
- Homemade Number Bean Bags from Here Come the Girls
- Mustache and Eye Glasses Mirror Clings from Kids Activities Blog
- Summer reading challenge with free printables from Our Adventure Story