A Few of the Things to Combat Summer Boredness
Since we didn't go back to the states for the summer, we had to fill our time with lots of activities. Since there are a lot of things to do over here in Germany, it was a matter of juggling when we could do everything. We made a huge posterboard of "Outside Activities," "Indoor Activities," and "Trips" and then tried plugging them into the calendar. There were many days where we did inside activities when it was apparent we just needed a break to stay home and get our sanity back... to just vegge... always a good thing, right?
I didn't post pictures of everything, but here are a few things we did.
PaintingThe girls are very artistic and love drawing, painting and creating. You can get these color by number pictures that have the tiniest areas to paint inside. The girls have painted probably ten of these. They can't get enough and definitely have the patience for it. Xanthe mainly worked on this one, but Xoe helped her at one point when Xanthe was too nervous about a certain "mix" of color and shaded area (I tell you, these aren't just your basic "color-by-number.")
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So, I was sick of washing a ton of cups. It seemed I was constantly washing 25 cups every day. So, I went through and gifted almost all to charity (any that didn't match) then bought a new set of glass cups. I already had glass enamel paint so I had everyone paint two of their own cups. They have to use these throughout the day. If it was dirty, they have to clean it out. Anyway, there are a ton up in my cupboard and I didn't get Xoe painting any, but this is Xanthe's. See? I told you they're creative.