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Fall Break Fun

**This is a repost from last year.  This week is my girls fall break, and we just found out I don’t have to do chemo until next week, so I get to enjoy my girls this week!!  This motivated me pull out this “Fall Break List Of Things To Do” post.  I will be eager to see what my girls want to add to it this year…

My girls have a week off of school for fall break.  Today was the first day, and after chores were done this morning, it only took about an hour until I heard the words “Mom…I’m bored!” When I think of all the awesome things my sweet but spoiled girls have to keep them busy, I was pretty surprised to hear those words so soon into our break!

I know a list helps keep me focused and on track with the flow of my day, so I thought maybe it would help them, too.  I grabbed a pen and paper, called my girls into the living room and made them pop- a- squat on the living room floor right in front of my feet.  Then I asked them to help make a list of all the fun things they can do to keep themselves busy during break.  They really got into it, and we were able to come up with a whole bunch of fun stuff to do!  As we brain- stormed, it was neat how they were able to think of things they have not done in awhile, like Lincoln Logs and making paper snowflakes.

When we were done, I copied the list onto a large piece of paper and hung it on our dining room wall.  I made a place for each of them to initial beside each idea, so they can keep track of what they have done.
They played with Play-doh for the first time in a very long time today, it kept them quite busy!  They are all excited to wake up tomorrow and decide what they are going to do next. I think we were able to come up with enough things to make this fall break very fun!

Here is what we came up with:
Legos, Art, Twister Dance, Karaoke, Sidewalk Chalk, Play-Doh, Nintendo DSi, Pop Beads, Computer, Hullabaloo, Puzzibits, KEVA Planks, Pop Beads, Beads, Paper Snowflakes, Doll House, Babies, Dress-Up, Barbies, Marker Board(Dry Erase Board), Hullabaloo, Scooters/Bikes, Lincoln Logs, Sticks, Crossword Puzzles, Piano, Basketball, Hide n Seek, Sardines, Trace Cookie Cutters, Bake/Cook, Doctor/Nurse, Beauty Shop, Lite Brit, Puppets, Puzzles, Tea Party, Tinker Toy, School, Play Food, Coloring Pages, Polish Nails/Toes, Boochie, Life, Battleship, Circus Game, Drawing Game, Parcheesi, Visit Library, Play At Park, Go For A Hike!  Whew!

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  • Sarah @ Modern Country Style
    October 26, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Oooh….this sounds brilliant. I’ll be stealing this idea for my four littlies, if that’s okay!

    I love the way it’s full of things that are around the house so it’s not as though it needs to be a fancy-pants list (I’m hoping you have that phrase across the pond!!).

  • Cara
    October 23, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Enjoy your time! This is a great idea, I might have to steal this idea for our Christmas vacation!

    I put a request on my last post for people to pray for you,and we’ve been praying for you in my Bible study:)

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