I made the children summer painting books. The cover is made of felt and the pages are canvas. The project came from Alphabet Glue. These books greeted the children at the table in the morning.
After breakfast, we made whipper-whoppers, which is basically a paper propeller on a string. The project came from All Year Round, and was in the "toys for summer air" section of the book. Once the children finished making their whipper-whoppers, they ran up and down the street with their toys whirling behind them. Then they hung them in the tree at the corner of our house. Then they sipped some sweet iced tea and enjoyed a picnic lunch outside.
While at the playground, the children built a sand fort, inspired somewhat by the Halifax Citadel we visited almost a year ago. Astrin swung and slid, and there was so much joy and happiness surrounding us on this lovely summer afternoon.