Saturday, June 30, 2012

Our A-Z Summer Alphabet Bucket

We all love to do new things so all the family sat down to think of some activities we would like to do this Summer. Everyone had loads of ideas and so we chose one for each letter of the alphabet. I am sure much more will have to be included but we are keeping this list to start with .........

A - Agritourism
B - Beach
C - Cooking 
D - Diving
E - Ecology
F - Fruit Salad
G - Geocaching
H - Hugs
I - Indian Night
J - Jam making
K - Kaleidoscope
L - Lapbook
M - Marshmallows on BBQ
N - Night Hike
O - Olympics
P - Paper Craft (Recyling)
Q - Queen Jubilee
R - Readathon
S - Spain Holiday
T - Temples
U - Umbrella
V - Virtual Book Club
W - Waffle
X - X marks the spot
Y - Yoga
Z - Zoo

So looking forward for the Summer  fun ..................

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Virtual Book Club Activities - The pigeon wants a puppy by Mo Willems

Summer Holidays are so near and I was so looking forward to find activities to do with my children which include reading and fun. Then I read a blog re a virtual book club by and took up the challenge!!! I had not yet read any books by Mo Willems to my children but we searched them online and found alot!!! I'm sure they will be in our home library soon .

We first read an online version of the book THE PIGEON WANTS A PUPPY by MO WILLEMS on You tube and LOVED it. The ideas started rolling in ...........

  • We talked about pigeons and remembered the time we played (and chased)  with them in our beautiful capital city Valltetta.
  • We discussed how much we love animals and mentioned all the animal pet friends we know.
  • Talked about why we cannot have a pet in our house!
  • Discussed Pigeons way of asking for a puppy......
  • Searched online what  a walrus is.
  • Talked about taking care of dogs.
Then it was time for the creativity to start!!!!

All activities will be shared on a Virtual Book Club on Monday 18th June 2012.

I am rather new to blogging so hope this is good!!


I did a free hand drawing for L to colour in which he enjoyed so much. The result was so colourful he loved it xx

K preferred to go free hand and sketched  Pigeon freely. Then she used water colours to colour in. Decided to do a black border and cut the picture.

Next L asked me to pencil draw puppy so he could colour in too! He told me this will be the kind of puppy he would like one day!!
 So sweet xx

K finished paint time with writing puppy .. well done K ... and notice the exclamation mark at the end!!!!!


Another activity with K was building Pigeon with cloths and pieces in the house. I think she did a great job!!

                         L brought in a puppy from his soft toy collection.

Chalk Drawing

Chalk drawing on our house roof was the next activity.

Fun in the kitchen ..... edible pigeon!!

For this activity we used plain rice crackers, mascarpone cheese, blue tinted mascarpone cheese (we used food colouring), liquorish, gums and blue sprinkles. Everything is edible ... yummy!