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We have been busily preparing for a trip to Disney World by studying the various countries at Epcot, learning about Walt Disney, and about how roller coasters work. We left on May 9th for Disney World and we came home on the 20th. We had a fantastic time!! Here is just a tiny peek into some of the educational things we did while we were there.
We visited all of the countries we had studied:
Hailey in Mexico
Hunter and Hailey in Norway
We ate lunch in America
Hailey in Japan
Hailey in Morocco
Hailey and Hunter in France
Hailey in Canada
Hailey in China
Hailey in Germany
Hailey in Italy
Hailey in the United Kingdom
We stopped and colored at the various Kidcot stops and learned some more about the countries.
While we were at Epcot we also visited the butterfly garden.
Hailey even had a butterfly crawl on her hand.
While we were at Hollywood Studios we visited One Man’s Dream- a museum all about Walt Disney. Hailey wasn’t too excited about going in at first, but she ended up loving it. She was stopping and reading everything and was excited when we would see something we had read about before our trip in Who Was Walt Disney?
Part of our day at Animal Kingdom was spent doing the Wilderness Explorer program- very fun and educational.
Hailey and Hunter worked on matching up dinosaur teeth.
Hailey searching for various animals.
Trying to figure out a code in the Wilderness Explorer book.
Of course, we also saw lots of animals:
Hailey brushing a goat.
Hailey was very interested in this macaw. We stayed after the show so she could ask some questions and get her picture taken with it.
She was brave enough to touch this snake and also asked several questions about it.
On the safari ride, we saw crocodiles,
a lion… and so much more!
And of course, we studied how rides and roller coasters work, so we had to get some real life experience with those too
Hailey on her favorite ride at Magic Kingdom- Splash Mountain.
Hailey’s favorite ride at Epcot- Test Track.
Waiting to go on Thunder Mountain Railroad.
Hailey’s favorite ride at Hollywood Studios- the Tower of Terror.
We had a wonderful trip, and of course, we can’t wait to go back!
We are preparing for our annual trip to Disney World, and since we go every year we own all of the different autograph books that are sold in Disney World. We want to have something a little different, so Hailey decided that she wanted to make her own for this trip.
Here is what we used to make our books:
small scrapbooks (you can use any size you like, but we picked 6×6)
refill pages for the scrapbooks
I took the cardstock to Kinkos and brought one of the pages from the scrapbook and asked them to cut the cardstock down to the same size and to drill holes in the same spots. I’m sure I could have done it myself, but it only cost about $5, so it was worth it to me to have them do it.
I decorated the front of Hunter’s book since he isn’t old enough to do it.
Then I put the cardstock in between all of the scrapbook pages, so that every other page will be a spot for a character to sign. Then when we get home we’ll add pictures with the characters. The book only came with 10 pages in it, so I added some of the refills for the scrapbook pages so that we will have room for more pictures and autographs.
Hailey made 2 books- this is her first one. She figured out how she wanted everything set up and did it all herself.
Hailey’s other book with her favorite princess on the cover.
We did the inside of Hailey’s books the same as Hunter’s. Every other page is cardstock and I added extra refill pages. She loves to meet the characters and get autographs, so we needed a lot of pages.
Just so you can see what the inside looks like- Hailey will have a character sign the cardstock. When we get home she’ll add a picture of that character in the photo page.
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