Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Scavenger Hunt & Mega Bubbles!

Yesterday, we were able to check off two more things from our Summer Fun List! We had a scavenger hunt, and then did mega bubbles. This year for our scavenger hunt, I divided the kids up into 3 groups instead of 2. The youngest kids (5 & 4 year olds) had pictures and a relatively short list. The second group (7 year olds) had words, but a shorter list than the oldest group (9 - 13 year olds) who had a longer and more complicated list. Each person got a bag with their name on it to collect things in and the oldest kids got a pen, because they had to write some things in, like "how many windows are on the garage". All of the groups had to find certain people & either have them write their name on their paper or they had to ask them a question, like, "what is your favorite food". They also had to find certain items to put in their bag. For example: find something soft, or find a rock shaped like a square. Once they had their bag & their list, they were off!

There were 3 winners, one from each group. They were Johnny, Riley, and Cooper. Good job guys!

After Grammy made a yummy lunch of home-made mini pizzas for the kids, we headed outside to do mega bubbles! I found the recipe for these on the Internet. I mixed 6 cups distilled water, with 2 cups Joy dishwashing soap, & 3/4 of a cup of light corn syrup. I mixed it up in the morning, & let it sit for a few hours. Then I used wooden dowels with yarn attached to them to make a "D" for the wands.

We started out with the bubble solution in bowls, but they dowel rods would not fit in them all of the way, so we got pans instead, which worked much better! The kids were very frustrated at first because the bubbles just weren't working. After awhile though, they finally started getting big bubbles! I think the sticks & yarn needed to be soaked in the solution before they would really work.

Carson was really good at getting giant bubbles!!

After the novelty of the bubbles wore off, they ran through the sprinkler to cool off & to get all of that soap off of them! =) 

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