Chuck E. Cheese
What American kid doesn't have a few of these pictures from good ol' Chuck E. Cheese? It's getting pretty tricky to fit us all in nowadays. Sqeeze and say "cheese!"
Our DC National Zoo
I used to think that when we visited the zoo we had to see all the animals and power through the whole thing! I've finally learned the best way for my kids to see the zoo.
1. We try to make it there early enough for the elephant bath. It's fun to see every time!
2. We look at the map together and decide on a small area we want to focus on that day. (Pack lunch and lots of snacks and water.)
3. I take a clipboard & pencil for each kid and prepare activities for them to do as we move along (see ideas below)
4. We take our time and go at their pace...on this day we spent an hour sitting on a bench in the bird house while Hayley sketched animals and Maya found letters on signs. They were happy and learning so why hurry them!
Standing like the pink flamingoes!
Hayley's sketch of a gecko.