Saturday, August 29, 2009

After School Fun

Julia started kindergarten this week so I want to plan fun and creative after-school experiences for her. This week in addition to a trip to the pool and the spray park the girls did the following activities.

We baked and decorated gingerbread boys and girls. Julia has been listening to gingerbread man stories and doing gingerbread man activities at school so she really wanted to make some gingerbread cookies. Gingerbread dough needs to be refrigerated for three hours so we made the dough as soon as Julia came home from school and the cookies were ready to decorate after the girls took their bath.

Lauren did a great job with the eyes and buttons.

One night I set out the watercolor paint sets. Watercolors are easy to set up and clean up so they make a great spur of the moment art experience.

Lauren painted a tree. I think this is the first time she's painted a real object. Way to go Lauren!


  1. Nice activities. How is Kindergarten going so far?

  2. Christy,
    Kindergarten is going well. Julia is eager to go every morning. After school she tells me good things that happened but other times she tells me that it is boring. I guess she needs to learn that life isn't always exciting!

  3. Hi Denise, just discovered your blog via Christy's. I'm looking for other home learnin mom blogs with kids who are off to public kindergarten this year. My daughter starts kindergarten on Monday and my three year old starts preschool.

    We will still be doing a lot of learningg at home, afterschooling. I'm just looking for a new tribe of bloggers who can appreciate this.

    Glad your dd likes kindergarten so far!