Hey -- I have the time! And what would be a better use of it? (my time, that is.)
I don't want it to feel like a babysitting job....or, some lame kind of home schooling...
So -- what should Grandma Camp look like?
For one thing, we might have a jar with pieces of paper listing possible activities we could do that day. Lilly will pick a piece of paper, until the jar is empty, then we'll put all the pieces back in and start over. There are so many possibilities: Hot Pad Weaving, Sewing, Painting, Scrapbooking, Card-making, hand-embroidery, bike-riding, puzzling, learn a new card game, work in the garden?? Any suggestions?
Of course, I could build some Lilly activities around my own days, which are already set:
Monday is Cleaning/Laundry Day
Tuesday: TMBC Day, Goodwill shopping...
Wednesday: Bettendorf Library/Concert in the park
- Fulton, Illinois has a Dutch windmill.
- Davenport, Iowa has the German-American Museum.
- Iowa City has the University and many museums and children's programs.
- Cedar Rapids has Grant Wood stuff, and a Czechoslovakia Museum.
- Clinton, Iowa has the Sawmill Museum;
- Rock Island, Illinois has Arsenal Island and a National Cemetery.
- West Bend, Iowa has the Hoover Presidential Library
- Walcott, Iowa has a weird castle on Main Street...
- LeClaire, Iowa has the Buffalo Bill Museum Wait...how many weeks are there in a summer??
Lilly loves getting mail, maybe she could start writing to a pen pal. She could write to Sarah, who is a few years older? And the bonus would be a meet-up in Cedar Rapids. (whadaya think, Anne?)
Of course, I'm already slated to take her to swimming lessons. And we have been keeping a Movie Review Book for about a year. There is Bicycle Riding, keeping a Kindness Journal…
So -- what was the best thing you did with your six-year old granddaughter??
Warren is only two. And when he's here, I don't worry about activities. It's a full time job just trying to keep him from swallowing nickels...
|And, when he's six, I'm hoping Uncle Ross will agree to take him to the Monster Truck Jam...|