Shapes, Scavenger Hunts and Pizza…Day 13 Activities

Although the day was filled with exploration and fun for my daughter, this Noteworthy Mommy felt a bit down. As more districts make the decision to bring the school year to a close I know it’s just a matter of time before our local schools make the announcement. I’m melancholy over the lack of closure and the inability to say a proper goodbye to friends who will be leaving us and going to the public school next year. I know we are not in this alone.

The Shape of ThingsAfter we watched my daughter’s teacher read the book The Shape of Things by Dayle Ann Dodds, I got out some attribute blocks and my daughter and I made houses. It was a good review of basic shapes and colors and a chance to problem solve and use some creativity. Indoor Scavenger Hunt– Per her teachers suggestion we did an indoor scavenger hunt where we searched for things that began with L, the first letter in my daughter’s name. This was a great way to work on initial sounds and we will defiantly do it again with another letter. 

Backyard Scavenger Hunt– The weather was beautiful today so we spent a majority of the afternoon outside reading books and taking a long scooter ride. We also participated in a backyard scavenger hunt. We followed the one listed here but you could easily make up your own. My daughter and I enjoyed working together to find the items on this list. With clipboard in hand she checked a box next to each item after it was found. We documented the Hunt by taking pictures but you could draw a picture of each item as well.

Weekly Lenten Church Service- Yesterday was such a busy day we didn’t have time to go to church. This afternoon my daughter and I sat down and worshiped together. The familiar songs along with scripture brought some much needed comfort on this day. CLICK HERE to watch our Lutheran worship service. Pizza and a Family Meeting– We ended our day by making our own pizzas for dinner. My daughter designed a face on one and used pepperoni for eyes! After dinner we had a Talley Family Zoom meeting with my in-laws and sister in-law.

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