We started off with a little basket of American bits to explore
I've had this lovely Native American play set for a little while now, it's not quite 'Fourth of July' but I've been waiting to get it out so thought why not today!!
I decorated the living room with these hand and foot prints, we had used these last month as a Union Jack for the Jubilee
Quick snack of cut up bananas, strawberries and blueberries!!
Next, time for some drawing and painting!
Baby 'A' has not quite grasped the idea of what drawing is about yet, he keeps wanting to suck the pens rather than having connected the pen with the marks it makes but we'll keep on practicing!!
Good concentration here from little 'L'
'E' did such a good job at colouring in each of those little stars! He worked very hard on his picture.
Next we did some stamping with a couple of star cookie cutters
Little 'L' and 'R' did very well at sharing the paint and taking turns with the big and little stamps
We then turned these stamp pictures into lanterns but I didn't get a picture before they took them home
We had Hot Dogs, pretzels, cream cheese bagels and dried cranberries mmmmmm
We also had some cranberry juice to drink
Lovely face 'L' is pulling here!!
We got the Atlas out over lunch to show everyone what America looks like and where Texas is, as that is where little 'C' was born (and so was my big brother!!). We spoke about how Texas is bigger than the whole of England!
For pudding we had warm thick pancakes with maple syrup and more blueberries, these were a BIG hit!!
After lunch the children went off for another quick play before home time
'L' is going through a little phase where she screams if another child touches her and I think she had just been told off for it here but I wanted to put this photo in anyway because she looks cute in the garland! hehe
We had a few balloons around which are always popular!
A lovely day was had by all, I'm definitely going to do some more 'country days' in the future!!