Sunday, July 1, 2012

Day 1- Puzzles & American Flag Button Craft

Today marks the beginning of July and our "31 Days of Play!" challenge

Unfortunately, our girls both have colds with fever {no fun!}, and temperatures here are hovering around 105 degrees. So, we stayed inside for most of the day. However, sickness and heat did not keep us from playing together. 

The whole family worked together on a 100-piece Snow White puzzle.

 Then, we made our own version of this lovely American flag button craft together.

 Kate gluing on buttons, refusing to look at the camera.

While my goal in this challenge is to play more with the kids, I was happy that this activity provided a good opportunity to work on colors, sizes, and sorting and talk about our American flag. Of course, we had to sing "Yankee Doodle."

Our flag is a far cry from Better Homes & Garden's simple but elegant framed art, but it was easy and fun. 

Plus, it is a nice piece of holiday decor just in time for the Fourth of July that I hope to pull out year after year. 

Most importantly, though, we spent time together as a family. 

What did you and your kids do together today?

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  1. Love the button flag. There's something about buttons that just seems "happy," and I'm always looking for fun things to make with my grandchildren. Gail (

  2. You're so right, Gail. I have always loved playing with buttons and my girls do too.

    If you check out the link to BHG's flag, you can get the directions for how to make your own. It's very simple and fun!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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