Thursday, June 7, 2012

Summer Adventure Boxes

 It's that time of year again!  This summer each kid will have their own adventure box.  I think that as they get a little older we will do a combined box some years, but we'll see how that goes.  

Alice's box is an ABC theme, which will lead into the school year in the fall.

 The top is a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom felt board.

 Last week Alice got some ABC playdoh cutters and this week she got ABC rubber duckies to use in the water table my parents got her for her birthday.  Sometimes she will get something new and sometimes it will be something we already have that she hasn't played with before.  It is nice that she's too young to realize what's new and what's her brother's old stuff!  I have an ABC Pinterest board with some of the things we'll be doing.

 Jack has a Lego box this year.

 I got a box from Hobby Lobby and hot glued lids of paper boxes to the top.

 Last week we started with this minifigure book.  He loves this one and our library system only has one copy that you can't renew because there's always a waiting list.  You can get it with The LEGO Book now.

Since Jack is pretty computer literate now, I can't post everything I got him until the summer is over, but you can check out my Lego Pinterest board to get an idea of some of the things we'll be doing.  

Much to Jack's chagrin, he will not be getting a new set each week.  Sometimes we will be doing different activities with Legos.  This week he got a small Harry Potter set (about $4 at the Target checkout aisle, I think) since he is not so patiently waiting until his 8th birthday (Sunday) to start the first book.

I'll post the rest of the items in their boxes at the end of the summer!


Amber said...

I love these, Jen! Alice's ABC box makes me miss having preschoolers. :-/

Kendra said...

Oh my goodness my boys would have a blast helping Jack create games & new sets for everything. They live for it. My parents bought them a couple of lego books for Christmas. We bought them I Spy lego books. I suppose there could be worse things to love, & I have to admit lego is pretty addicting! ;)