Saturday, July 25, 2015

Super Hero training day

We had a fun day (well couple of days) training to be a super hero!  
We worked on our throwing skills (like Captain America of course).  We tried throwing the Frisbee as far as we could and the practiced accuracy by seeing who could get the closest to a target. 
We strengthened our lungs by blowing lots of bubbles.

We worked on our quickness, balance and strength with balloons.  First game the girls had to keep the balloon in the air but had to alternate turns.  We then made it harder by saying you can only use your foot, or your head.  After they tested their strength to see if they could pop the balloons.
 A few days later they tested their speed and flying abilities on the slip n' slide.
 We also build special hero cars out of legos (not sure what to call them).

Finally every super hero needs a mask.  We used the free template from here.  The girls decorated them however they wanted.  We used felt, markers, and hot glue.  The mask helps with your cool tricks and moves.

We finished up with some super hero movies of course!

You can find some more fun super hero ideas on my Letter S pinterest board.

Friday, July 24, 2015

painting with bubbles

We found this really fun idea here.  It entertained my girls for almost an hour.

We did a few things differently and some learned some tricks we learned along the way.  
We used: bubble mixture with wand from the store,  muffin tin, food coloring, cardstock (we did not have painting paper).
We used 4 colors and filled 4 spots in the muffin tin 1/2 to 3/4 with bubbles.  Then added 2-3 drops of food coloring.  Stir slightly with your bubble wand.  Dip your wand in and blow over your paper.  That's it!
*The blog we found this on mentions it splatters.  We did have some so you will want to cover your work area and clothes.  However I ended up with a little on my shirt and it washed right out.  
*It may seem like you are using a lot of bubbles we started with a lot less and were not able to blow a bubble.  If this happens to you add more bubble solution it worked for us.  

It was an easy and fun activity.  The pictures ended up really pretty as well.