August 03, 2013

**Summer fun**

The Summer holidays are in full swing and we have been finding fun around every corner! Yesterday we walked into Sainsbury's (one of our large supermarkets here in the UK) and they were offering activities for the kiddies to promote their summer boredom buster book, so before we went shopping the kiddies made different coloured pasta bracelets.....

and then they had their faces painted! Here is my little tiger cub...

and my spiderboy!

They loved being in the supermarket with their faces painted and we went for lunch too, so they found that highly entertaining as a tiger and spiderboy!


This morning after breakfast we set to making our own treasure maps, we painted some plain white paper with Tea and sprinkled it with coffee for the old vintage effect!

When they were dry we coloured them in and stuck a circle of gold card on them for treasure.

This is Adam's:

...and Emily's:

Of course they had to have a pirate hat and patch so that was the next project!

After lunch they used their maps to hunt for treasure in the garden...

Adam and Emily used the decking as their pirate ship and pretended to look through their spyglasses for signs of treasure, they circled skull mountain (the paddling pool) and stumbled across a secret house (Emily's wendy house) before discovering treasure forest (my herb garden) where they found the buried treasure (a packet of gummy sweets)!

Phew, it was a busy morning!!

Bye for now!


Melissa said...

Looks like y'all are having a fun summer! The face painting is so cute - I bet they did enjoy wearing it around that day!

scrappyjacky said...

It sounds like so much fun.