Day #1 was yesterday: Hit the library.
Day #2: Act out a story.
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We had a Mad Tea Party, a la Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. We dressed up, made high tea, played games and danced, and then looked at different versions of the same text. If I had thought of it sooner, I would have borrowed some supplies for croquet. The kids were really involved for hours and then cheerfully cleaned up afterwards.
I think this would be fun to do again, acting out other stories, preferably incorporating food: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, maybe, or Stone Soup, or Blueberries for Sal. In the Night Kitchenis a possibility if we ignore the nudity. Umm, Green Eggs and Ham?
I’m a bit limited as I’ll have to keep the literature to the three year old’s level.
Anyway, fun! Tell me if you have any other good stories to act out on a summer afternoon.
I’ll try to post a cheap or free outdoor boredom buster every day so check back for more!