Thursday, April 4, 2013

Beach Fun-Days--- and a FREEBIE!

Only 3 more days of Spring Break---trying to make the most of it with a little work mixed with a little fun!

Went to see GI Joe: Retaliation with the family.  Did I happen to mention that I live in a household full of boys and I haven't seen a chick flick in years...years, I tell you!  Good thing I am not too girly of a girl so I don't miss it all that much.  Anyway...have you seen all the hotties they put in these "action" movies anyway...Channing Tatum (Duke), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Chris Evans (Captain America)...I mean--- could be a LOT worse on a woman! ;)

Worked in the yard weeding, trimming crape Myrtles, Hawthornes, Tea Olives, Lirope..., cleaning off the deck.  So this part is kinda work and kinda fun.  We love hanging in our yard, playing with the kiddos, kitty, and this felt like FUN work!

Family was down from Indiana.  We ate, and ate, and then ate some more just to make sure there was ABSOLUTELY NO room LEFT!!!  Then we hunted eggs, played games, scrapbooked, and just hung out. Nice!

Anyway...all this leads me full circle back around to "Do Something Productive" time!  

We finished updating our Ice Cream Sundae pack last week and posted it earlier.  Yay!

Now we moved on to my favorite....BEACH DAY!!!!  Oh---my---word!  That place is just a glorious smorgasbord of beauty, fun, sun, and more!  LOVE me some beach!!!

We had our beach day last year with our kiddos (to get us prepped for the REAL deal that would be coming  just DAYS after we ran shouting from the school..."It's Summmmmmer Breeeeaaakkk!") and I tell you it was just SO MUCH FUN!

We worked those poor babies so hard that they didn't even have TIME to misbehave that last week.  And the best was FUN!  They wanted MORE!  They didn't even know we were tricking them! ;)  Sneaky teachers...making learning fun and all!

They looked so stinking cute too.  They came to school is flip-flops, shorts, tees with smiling suns, surfboards, and sharks.  They wore their beach hats, felt like a party at the beach...well...minus the sand, water, palm trees...but you get the picture!

We worked!  Creative writing, asking friends what their favorite beach activity was, graphing, problem solving.

Then we worked some more!  Beach ball subtracting, poetry writing, beach ball toss reviewing.

Then, well then, we partied like it was 1999!!!  We brought out the broom, um limbo stick, and tried to see "How Low Can We Go"?  (You wouldn't believe how limber those littles were!)!  We snacked!  (cupcakes, Swedish fish, beach umbrellas, and sugar...need I say more?)  We jammed to some beach tunes!

And BRRRRRIIINNNNGG!  Before we had our party rocking, it was time to go home!  WHAT???  That was painless---productive---down right FUN!

People---a miracle happened that day!  Page and I learned to LOVE the last week of school!!!  The littles weren't cray-cray at all.  They were FUN and FOCUSED!  LOVE!

Alas, when I looked back at the Beach Pack we used with our kiddos last year, I felt sad for them!  We thought it was good then, but now---well now it made us want to cringe!  So...upgrade time!

The updated pack has new graphics, a much better layout, 20 new activities and printables, and ideas for snacks, games, and other fun stuff.  We hope this will make your life a little easier too!

Quick Peek!  
You can grab this at our TPT store by clicking any picture!

Long Peek! :)

Please let us know what you think!

We also have several other End of School Theme Days available in our store!
Ice Cream Sundae Fun Days - Game Days - Popcorn Days - Bubble Days

(We are still working on updating the Game Day and Bubble Day packs.  We should have that done in the next week or so.  If you buy those now, you can download the updated versions for FREE!)

Here's a little FREEBIE for sticking with me all the way
 to the end of the post!  We really do appreciate you reading 
our blog, commenting, and sharing all the great things
 going on in your own rooms!

Hope you are having a super week!  Summer will be here before we know it!  Wa-hoo!!!!


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks so much! What is it they say, "Necessity is the mother of invention?" We NEEDED some order to the chaos!!! ;)

  2. Mu hubby knows that something is up, if I ASK to go to an action movie! He tells me, you don't want to go because of the popcorn! You want to go because of the EYE CANDY! yep he is right......

    :) thanks for the beach theme resource, I am heading over the check out the long version.
    :o) V.
    Special Teacher for Special Kids

    1. I am ALL about the EYE Candy!!! Glad you like the beach theme day! It was a TON of fun!

  3. Your beach pack looks wonderful! Just put it in my wishlist! What a super idea!!! That last week is so hard and this would be a perfect way to end it! Karla

    1. Thanks Karla! I just hopped over to your blog and found your shout out for our force and motion pack! So sweet!