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Summer of Sanity - Week 3 - Geography

Week's Theme: Geography

We had lots of pop up showers this week which was perfect for the release of the Lego Movie on DVD , but we lucked out having excellent weather for a geocaching and pool party midweek.

We ended the week going Geocaching for the first time with a friend of mine and her boys and it was a really great time. I simply downloaded the app to my phone and we decided to meet at a nature reserve area for a picnic. After the picnic we went on our search for treasure and found it just in time before a major rain storm hit.  

I highly recommend geocaching as a fun time for the family, we've found so many near us. The boys simply loved it. For extra fun, remember to bring some trinket with you to leave behind as you get to take one from the box that you find.

I did make use of the rain day to make a craft with my oldest son while the other 2 kiddos were napping. I got the inspiration from this pin on Pinterest. I was super mean and made him redo the "our house" picture by telling him to go outside and draw it while looking at it.  He thought that was a pretty cool thing and I explained that's how lots of artists draw things.  He just thought they always drew from memory.  A teachable moment I suppose even though he isn't a fan of coloring.
Other simple things we did this week were just discussing the geography around us, street names, directions, practicing our address, and of course maps. The boys have a few things already that we got back out and played with such as what is below and a states puzzle.
Tag Leapfrog USA Map
Discovery Kids Felt World Map

It was a fun week and it was our first week that the boys earned their stickers every day!  Maybe we are all getting the hang of this sanity thing.  It definitely has been helping with the boredom issues.

Next week is supposed to be Nature-themed but I can already give you the spoiler alert that the week is going to be a "free week" due to last minute plans that have us spending time together with extended family.  No need to put a theme on all of that.

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