A few things that are important to me this summer are making things homeade, canning, baking, cooking, making things handmade, scarves, blankets, doorhangers, and being outdoors, daily play time, weekly nature walks, camping. These are all things important to me and I am hoping to pass down a love of these things to the kids by being an example, by giving them hands on experiences with all of it. And so in that vein here are a few things we have as ongoing projects around the house these days.
I came home with a ton of these beauties this week while shopping...
and I decided it was time to set a plan in motion for canning seasonal fruits and veggies. So, here is a site that can get you started with all the basics of homecanning/freezing. How to can anything
and here is a site to let you know what/when the fruits and veggies are in season.
I told you about the door hangers (please look, a written description cant do it justice) at mommycoddle. I have some fabric that the kids have been looking over - and we have visited etsy to see what they may like from there. I am working on an I SPY story time blanket for our outdoor reading time. And then will move on to make the kids each their own door hangers. I am teaching them to knit and they will be making their own scarf and hat for the upcoming winter.
And how's this for an outdoor activity...
Why dont you consider joining in the fun. Check out their website, and sign up if you plan to participate. You can also find campfire songs, checklists and more. And if you are really going camping a little further than your backyard, check out this blog's posting for everything you need to know about being prepared for a camping trip.