Puddle Splashing and Fort Building – Week 4 of 52 Weeks of Experiences

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WEEK 4 – Puddle Splashing and Fort Building

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This week we have all been sick, still recovering so not much was done. I was hoping to go on a family bike ride through the woods but it couldn’t happen cuz we were miserable. But just as it would happen we got a rainy day. YAY! And rainy days mean two things: indoor activities and puddle splashing.

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She was familiar with puddle splashing from Daniel Tiger episode and our previous experience and fort building was completely new to her, not even something she has ever read in books about.

As I kid I LOVED building forts and escaping to them, so I was curious how she would respond to it.

I’ll post pictures of the puddle splashing right now and fort building will get posted later today or tomorrow. Mama’s gotta sleep some time. FORT BUILDING HERE (live 4/11)

BTW, you can tell these pictures weren’t staged because of the big ugly green trash cans in the background lol I am so bad about paying attention to my surroundings, because Lexi is too fast to really “stage” anything, so I snap where and how she allows me. 🙂

The raincoat was bought on Zulily literally when Lexi was 3 months old for when she’s 4 🙂 It fits now. The shoes are from Pediped, not rainwear but the only boots we have. I love seeing Lexi in boots- SUCH a cutie!



One, two, three – JUMP!

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P.S. I am not going to do the link up anymore, because it’s too much maintenance but I’d love to see in comments what your week’s activity was. I always check those out and get ideas from.
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  1. Backwards Day
    (Daniel Tiger episode tie in, Backwards Day book tie in)
  2. Ride a pony/horse
    (Berenstain bears book tie-in)
  3. Go to the airport and watch the planes land.
    (Curious George episode tie-in, Curious George book)
  4. Go to a music shop and explore the instruments
    (Daniel Tiger episode tie in)
  5. Go to a train museum SEE OUR WEEK HERE
  6. Jump in Puddles (Weather contingent) (Hello, Fiends book) SEE OUR WEEK HERE
  7. Feed ducks at the park (Curious George book)
  8. Dance in the rain (Weather contingent) (Olivia book )
  9. Plant something from seed and watch it grow OR plant a garden
    (Curious George episode tie in,  Little Critter bookCurious George book)
  10. Climb a tree
  11. Gather shells (Berenstain Bears book)
  12. Ride a trolley (Daniel Tiger themed)
  13. Go to the lake to look for tadpoles
    (Curious George episode tie-in, Curious George book tie in)
  14. Go on a scavenger hunt in the woods
    (Curious George episode tie in, another Curious George episode tie-in Berenstain bears: nature’s guide (this is a great book for a scavenger hunt and it rhymes)
  15. Fly a kite SEE OUR WEEK HERE
    (a great rhyming Berenstain bears book, Curious George episodeLittle Critter book)
  16. Roast marshmallows by the fire
    (OLIVIA tie in)
  17. Play in the snow (Location contingent)
  18. Go to an aquarium
    (Berenstain Bears bookLittle Critter book, Curious George book)
  19. Have a picnic – complete with basket and red checkered blanket. (Berenstain Bears book – another great funny rhyming book)
  20. Lay out and look at stars (Curious George episode tie-in)
  21. Go camping unplugged (phones turned off)
    (Daniel Tiger episode tie in, Curious George episode tie in, Little Critter book tie in, Curious George book tie-in,  OLIVIA book tie in other camping books)
  22. First movie theater movie (Curious George book)
  23. Go to a petting zoo!
  24. Listen to a thunderstorm (Weather contingent.)
    (Daniel Tiger Episode tie in, Little Critter book tie in)
  25. Have a Family Movie Night with snacks  SEE OUR WEEK HERE
  26. Run around the grass in a park, barefoot, as a family
  27. Pick fruit at a farm SEE OUR WEEK HERE
    (Daniel Tiger episode , Curious George book)
  28. Make Snow/Sand Angels
  29. Make pinecone and peanut butter bird feeders and hang them in the yard
    (Curious George tie-in)
  30. Draw with chalk on the driveway/sidewalk
  31. paddle a canoe down the river
    (Curious George episode tie-in)
  32. visit a tidepool  (Weather contingent)
  33. Egg Dying (Curious  George book)
  34. Go to see a boat show (at Christmas)
  35. Go on a sunset cruise on a boat
    (Curious George episode tie in)
  36. Make giant bubbles in the yard SEE OUR WEEK HERE
  37. go to a waterpark
  38. go to  Botanical gardens
  39. Go bowling
    (Curious George episode , Curious George book)
  40. Jump on the bed/couch/furniture together (5 Little Monkeys bookSEE OUR WEEK HERE
  41. Get long newsprint/butcher’s  paper and trace/color your hands, feet and bodies!
  42. Make cookies together
  43. Play Hide and Seek
  44. Build a fort out of blankets and pillows (The Fort that Jack Built book)  SEE OUR WEEK HERE
  45. Go to the Zoo
    (Curious George episode, Curious George book)
  46. Go on a family bike ride through the woods
  47. Make newspaper planes
  48. Get a few giant cardboard boxes play pretend with them!
  49. play tennis
  50. play miniature golf
    (Curious George book)
  51. Ride a roller coaster SEE OUR WEEK HERE
    (Curious George episode , Curious George book)
  52. Ride a train
    (Berenstain Bears book tie-in)


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  • Reply
    April 9, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    where are the puddles???

    • Reply
      Elena @The Art of Making a Baby
      April 9, 2014 at 2:52 PM

      That’s what we get for living in a new suburban area where everything is planned out well and evened out. We don’t get the huge puddles. This is all there was…a small layer of water 😛

  • Reply
    Mamma Pea
    April 9, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    Those glasses just kill me! They’re so stinkin’ cute!!

    I’m sad to have you off IG, but ‘m enjoying these more frequent posts. 🙂

  • Reply
    April 9, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    What a cutie!! She looks so grown up! I nanny a little girl who just turned 2 and I love all of these ideas- I think I will start to do some of them with her. Thanks for all the great ideas!

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