Friday, June 8, 2012

Activities Board tutorial

Hurray, it's summer! Well, maybe not.
My daughter is out of pre-K and has been moping around the house, saying and I quote, "I'm bored out of my mind." Where does she come up with this stuff?
So not wanting to hear THAT all summer, I got to work trying to find some inexpensive activities to do in our city. Well I found more than I thought I would and to keep track of all of them,
I created...voila, an activities board.

This is a super easy project.
I completed mine in about 2 hours and most of that was paint drying time. 
So, all you busy moms out there, you can definitely do other things 
while you are waiting for that to happen.

  • find a 16 x20 frame that you're not using anymore, preferably one in which the glass has broken and you were wondering what you would ever do with it. LOL.
  • Grab a can of spray paint, something fun and bright. (I picked teal blue to match my home office where I was planning to hang the board.) Follow the directions on the paint can and spray your frame. 
  • I already had the cork which I purchased at Home Depot, I found it in the section where they have contact paper. So easy, just peel and stick it on the frame backing!
  • I found lots of activities (for free) at our local library, so I printed out their calendar of scheduled events for the summer months. On MS Word, I made my own schedule of summer $1 movies that play at our local Regal Cinemas every Tuesday and Wednesday to hang on the board. Plus I made a list of places for possible day trips in the area. The internet is so handy, don't ya love it?
  •  When your frame is dry, reassemble and arrange your activity ideas easily so you can figure out what you are doing day-to-day without too much searching. I circled all the library events we were going to in red pen and showed my daughter, she was very excited!

Now hopefully my daughter will be entertained until Fall when kindergarten starts! :-)

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