Thursday, October 16, 2008

Having Fun In the Story Fort

Whew, what a week it's been. We have been running around so busy and working in the house. So this post was actually supposed to go up last Saturday, but alas, it didn't.

In my quest to come up with fun things to do at home and ways to incorporate Samuel into our school day I had the idea for a story carpet.

The story carpet is simply four yards of fleece, one yard each of four different pieces (two girly, two boyish) and they were cut and tied together to form a large rectangle.

So the story carpet is finally finished and in use---AND WE LOVE IT!!

We have story time on it, we do flash cards and then of course Mama also decided it would be great to use for the Story Fort.

Every Friday is Fort day. Its a fairly new tradition, started last Friday. We told stories, sang songs, played games like I Spy, we counted, sang ABC's, counted by 2's, 5's and 10's. Mama also allowed lunch to be eaten in the fort. Typically a big no-no, eating in the living room, but you gotta live a little. A little bit of education going on and a lot of fun!

It was a great day. The kids had a blast.

Samuel in the fort. That afro is small compared to what it looks like all picked out.

Makiah in the fort, wild hair and all.

Daniel sitting in his bumbo. He joined us in the fort for stories and singing and then I looked around and . . . .

this is what I saw. We had completely wore him out. He was picked up and laid down for a good nap.

And then after all the fun, they even napped in there, even Makiah. She only takes a nap every three months unless she's sick, so it was a blissful afternoon.

At the end of the day we picked up the pillows and folded up our fort, but the memories linger. Sam asks everyday if we can build the fort.

Story Fort Friday was a huge success and will now be a tradition. Fun and educational is a happy combo.

I'll be back tomorrow with more great pics and talk of corn. You won't to miss it.

Edited to add, that yes Samuel is only in a pull-up and Makiah is wearing her umbrella pj's. . . what fun is a story fort if you can't be comfortable in it.

1 comment:

foreverfoldinglaundry said...

How fun! I want to have Friday Fort Day, too! I just love that he fell asleep in the Bumbo. That is so sweet.