In preparation for the 4th of July, we did a few crafts, played some games and took a swim.
Our first activity was a silly quiz to see which founding father you are. I got George Washington. The kids each took the quiz and they both got Roger Sherman. Now, I can’t say I know alloys founding fathers. But, growing up in Connecticut I actually knew who he was and gave the kids a long explain action on the important of his role at the Constitutional Convention. He was responsible for the Connecticut compromise and is the reason we have a Senate and a House of Representatives.
Next we went to work on a shortbread version of the White House from Trader Joe’s. When we opened the package it smelled great.. Sadly it didn’t taste quite as good as it smelled. I know, I know you don’t actually eat the cookie kits but you can’t blame us for a having a little nibble.
The frosting in the kit worked great and held the pieces together well. The only issue we had with the kit were the columns. You have to brake them apart and in the process we cracked 4 out of 8. Two columns we pieced back together with some of the icing and two of them were beyond repair and we ate them!
Both kids enjoyed the movie. Thank heaven it wasn’t another Titanic disaster.