My neighbor and friend have begun a summer cooperative with our children, a five month old, 2 one almost 2 year olds, 3 five year olds, and a 7 year old. Here's our weekly schedule:
Monday ~ Library Day
Tuesday ~ Arts and Crafts
Wednesday ~ Pool Day
Thursday ~ Science Experiments
Friday ~ Movie Day
We are in Week 2 and it's going very well. We alternate arts and crafts and science exp. days so the load is shared equally. I know my children could not be happier to see their playmates everyday. Fortunately, everyone gets along very well.
Last week, we made salt clay pots using a very simple recipe, 4 cups flour, 1 cup salt, 2 tbsp oil, and enough water to make a playdough-like texture about 1 1/2 cups. We used kitchen utensils to create designs in the dough. I baked them at 300 degrees for about an hour. Let them cool and paint.