Another week is finished and I’m here to share what we did this week with our Summer Learning series. We hope we give you some fun ideas of things to do with your kids this summer. We believe learning doesn’t have to end when school is out and that learning can be FUN, that is why we created this series for our kids. We encourage you to follow along! The beauty of our series is that we think it should be easy for you as a parent. I know when I try to go too crazy with an idea I get burned out and I’m done. This is something that can be as easy as reading books on the weekly theme or coloring pictures printed from the internet. Make it easy and fun so both you and your child have a good time! Every Monday we do a round up of ideas we found around the internet, but those are just suggestions, you can pick and choose what you want to do.
Find our summer schedule HERE.
Week two was all about trains! Trains are near and dear to our family because we lived in Box Elder County, Utah for awhile and it is where my husband is from. That just so happens to be the place where the final spike was driven to connect the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads in 1869. When we lived there we would go to the Golden Spike reenactment each year and our city would be covered in pictures of trains. My boys grew up loving trains so this week was fun for us. Here is what we did this week:
With the beautiful weather we needed to get out and play. We met at the park and played and ate lunch. We also brought along train books to read in the shade while cooling off.
While gathering our ideas for our train roundup Camille noticed there were a lot of trains made out of candy and other goodies, but she couldn’t find a healthy train snack. So she came up with this awesome fruit train. They were so much fun to make and surprisingly didn’t take a lot of effort. We put the first one together and set the fruit out buffet style and let the kids go to town making their own train creations.
We just added fruit to bowls and gave each kid some toothpicks with a paper plate. Don’t those fruits look lovely!?
It was fun to see the train creation that each kid came up with.
Of course, no train theme is complete without a ride on a train. Trains are all over the place, I’m sure you can find one close to you.
We also stopped at an adorable little model train museum.
Join us on Monday as we round up our favorite activities, art projects, snacks, and books all about jets and airplanes.