Make an ocarina with my hands.
I think ocarinas are neat. I especially like the ones that look and sound like birds. I own two: one sounds like an owl, the other sounds like a mourning dove. My oldest son and I enjoyed learning how to create an ocarina with our hands via the You Tube video below. (We have some room for improvement. The kid in the video is amazing.)
|I received this one as a gift. It was purchased from Ten Thousand Villages.|
|I bought this one in Eger, Hungary. It sounds just like a mourning dove. We like to "talk" to real doves with them.|
Play "Slap Jack."
I don't recall playing this card game as a kid, but it was the perfect game to play with my 4yr old and 6yr old on vacation. I bought a special "Slap Jack" deck. Normally it is played with a standard deck of cards.
Sing while cup clapping.
My 9yr. old daughter and I had a blast learning to use cups in sync as rhythm instruments.
Watch the adorable Lennon and Maisy do it --
And here is Anna Kendrick singing the song my daughter and I learned --"Cup Song"--
It is so fun! I seriously can't be left alone with a cup and a flat surface. It's addictive!
Here is the chant to help you learn it:
If you haven't had enough yet, here is the same song in a music video. It starts with one lone cook rolling out biscuits and before long all of the customers in this restaurant are cup-clapping.
Make my grandmother's fried chicken.
Well, I hope I have learned how. While on vacation with her last week, I watched closely as she made it for dinner -- twice! I bought the ingredients tonight and I plan to make it tomorrow.
Your turn! Have you tried anything fun and new this summer?
P.S. Don't forget: I'm starting Jane Eyre on August 26th. Grab an unabridged copy and plan to join me!