Since the big kids got to pick the winner, Olivia would like to announce that the winner is...Cyndi!!! Congratulations! Her entry came in just last night, but it was a big hit with Jack & EJ!
If you have a farmer's market let Jack &/or EJ pick out a fruit or veggie that looks really good and then let them pick a recipe in which to use their pick. They could then help you prepare it & then explain to Matt what they did to make it (or something like that). While Olivia won't get to participate in this tradition until she gets older she'll get to reap the benefits of the yummy food her brother & sister make.
Jack cannot wait to try this and is referring to it as our Top Chef Challenge. Definitely up their alley, right?
Other finalists were Emily's window clings, Sarah's cat visits and Sherri's kite flying at the lake, but you can check out everyone's awesome ideas here. Thanks for jump starting my planning you guys! I'm definitely using quite a few of these ideas in our new summer format (more on that coming very soon). In the meantime, here are some other links to inspire YOUR summer planning!
Idea Roundup Posts from the blog world:
50 Summer Crafts for Kids
Fun Summer Ideas List
Outdoor Summer Fun List
Summer Reading Programs for Kids
Summer Crafts from the girls at eighteen25
The 2010 Summer List
Local Summer Ideas:
Kids Rule Marcus $2.75 Kid Movies
River Flicks at Pere Marquette Park
Super Reader at MPL
Kids Bowl Free
Kidz Days at The Marcus Center
Tosa Farmers Market