Summer Fun: Days Ten and Eleven

I’m combining two days into one here because I’ve been so busy having so much fun that I didn’t get a chance to post until now. We went to the Science Museum on Friday, and by the time we got home, I was ready to crash. Then, Saturday was devoted to family visits before leaving town for more family visits. It’s a good thing today’s Summer Fun activity was low-key. While I was catching up on grading papers, doing housework, and updating the blog (not necessarily in that order), Omelette made shadow puppets. I’ll post the pictures of her fun little creatures later. First, here are some highlights from the Science Museum:

Science sucks (when using vacuum suction, that is).

Trip to the moon

Future gymnast

Monkey (on the) bars

I didn’t get as many pictures as I had hoped, and the ones I did take were a bit blurred because as Newton discovered, a body in motion tends to stay in motion. (Unless that body is a post-35 preggo trying to keep up with two kids.)

Today’s activity was much less active. I gave Omelette some black construction paper, chalk, scissors, soda straws, and tape. I then told her the idea was to create creatures we could use as shadow puppets. Here is what she came up with:

Snail

Bird

Dolphin

Nice Monster

We wrote a play for our shadow puppets to star in. It features Snail, who likes to stroll along the forest floor until Bird shows up to eat him. Dolphin then inexplicably comes out of the ocean to lecture Bird on nicer things to eat. But, he has to return to the ocean because there are no fish on the forest floor. Finally, Nice Monster shows up to save Snail from being eaten. And of course, they all live happily ever after. It’s not Shakespeare, but then he wasn’t trying to entertain a 7-year-old.

What will we come up with next? The Summer Fun continues tomorrow when we try our hand at photography.

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