August summer camp wrapped up our summer at Appleseeds. We still were able to be outside for the better half of the day, and the children enjoyed taking a little walk down the road to feed some chickens and roosters nearby. Each morning, the children would get a pair of scissors and cut some grass, put it in a bucket, and bring it when we went to feed our feathered friends. It was a great way to get in some fine motor practice with scissors, but with a definite purpose of feeding the chickens!
Inside, we worked on a few special summer crafts to grace our gardens. One week, the children painted clear, plastic plates that we attached to wooden garden posts, making a colorful "flower" for decoration. Another week, the children carefully painted tiny pots and strung beads to make a little garden bell. By the last week, we had exhausted our chalk supply, our sandbox, and our well-loved tricycles. It was time for a break and a much-needed supply of fresh sand, fresh dirt, and new tricycles for our playground.