Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Secret Agent Week!

So I'll start off by telling you that I made a huge error! It wasn't very realistic to have one more at home mom summer camp week - the week before school!

But we did do a few fun things :) So here it is... H Family Summer Camp - Secret Agent Week!

First when they woke up that Monday there were "Top Secret" Folders at their seats.

Boy were they full of questions about why a blank white piece of paper was the only thing in there. Maybe it was a secret message?

Just use a white crayon (the waxier/cheaper type, the better) and then use watercolor paints to "reveal" the message!

Introducing (since their missions are over, their cover can be blown):

Agent Green Spider

Agent Yellow Bear

Agent Orange Banana

Our first mission was to get mommy to the gym... they hadn't moved so quickly in weeks! ha!

Then of course the next day our mission was to get our library books:

Mission Complete!

Another day involved a mission to the grocery store (again, first time in a while that they were excited to go! ha!)

Some "secret agent training" we did...

Finding shapes by touch!

Thank goodness for Costco, this was a perfect box for this activity!

Just random things in various shapes and sizes

Then taped a cover to the box, no peeking!

Jake read the book to them as they went over the shapes

I did have a couple of issues with this agent... he couldn't help himself from wanting to peek!

Helped the little guy with his shapes, he definitely knows what a circle is now!

Then we even tried to figure out what things were by smell!

We also did a memory type game, I put a bunch of "secret agent tools" on a tray and then they had one minute to look at the tray and then tell me everything that was on it.

They worked together as a team to remember all the items! High Five!

There was also a watching of one of the Spy Kid movies, and Inspector Gadget! Then Jake had Open House for school and then Greg took Friday off... so that ended our Secret Agent Week. I had BIG plans for us to go to the International Spy Museum in D.C., but our weekend just sort of got away from us! Maybe another time. Maybe next summer I can do a better secret agent week with lots more activities and fun stuff like obstacle course, fingerprinting, scavenger/clue hunt and codes.

"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure"
~ Colin Powell


Lena said...

I love it! What a fun way to do things you usually do and add a little fun into it!

Jeri Slater said...

Fun stuff!