So if you have missed me, I apologize. This week has gotten very busy. As I have mentioned before I volunteer two days a week in a food pantry which operates out of my oldest daughter's middle school. This pantry sends a back pack full of food home with 32 children in need every weekend. During the school week the children are fed with the free and reduced lunch program, but over the weekend, many of these kids go home to homes with no food to eat. Yesterday was the last day of school before Thanksgiving break and we wanted to be able to send enough food to help them the week they were gone and to provide a Thanksgiving meal for them. This required a lot of work coordinating, sending out pleas for donations, and lots and lots of packing. Long story short, I haven't been blogging much this week. I have managed to get the kids outside every single day, but I haven't managed to get many photos and organized play went right out the window for a few days.
We did do an activity for the 30 Days to Hands on Play Challenge. The challenge for day 16 was to go on a hunt. We decided to do a color hunt. We chose different colors then raced all over the house to find as many objects as we could of that color. Over at the Pink and Green Mama they did something very similar. They took it a step further and made a cute I spy book out of all the different colors.
Here are our versions...
"There is a purple spotting scope, over there!"
"There is a blue circle in Bugs toys!"
We never got around to orange or yellow, but I think we may have to. I think I'm going to try to put them all together in to a color book for Bug. I started one for Birdy when she was little but never finished it. I am determined this time to see it to the end.
On another note...I have become absolutely obsessed with Pink and Green Mama's site. She might be the most creative person I have ever seen. I am planning on making several of the kids Christmas presents this year and a couple of them are borrowed ideas from her site. I will always link back to her or whoever I borrow an idea from if it is not something that I came up with on my own. First of all, stealing is bad. Secondly, their version of it will probably be much better than mine! If you are looking for some wildly creative ideas for things to do with your kids, I would check out her site. Be careful though. You may get carried away and look up only to find it's next Tuesday!