When you are in seventh grade and you have an imagination room tucked into the corner of your house at the top of the stairs, the world is your oyster.
There’s nothing you can’t accomplish.
No place you can’t visit.
No dream you can’t achieve.
After all Dr. Seuss was right “You have brains in your head, You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”
Oh, my seventh grade friend….
….the places you can go.
We have just a few finishing touches to add to the imagination room and then I’m showing it off next week.
But it’s already in use.
Two tiny curly blonde-haired, blue-eyed seventh-graders have taken over the space.
It happened before I knew it.
I went upstairs to check and see if the floor was dry and discovered that piles of paper and drawings and crayons and paint and scrapbook paper and scissors and brushes had taken up residence.
I looked at all the supplies and the books and the window seat and the scrapbook paper and the paint and the brushes and promptly asked everyone what they had planned for this summer.
And so together we pulled out pen and paper and created a bucket list of everything we wanted to accomplish in the imagination room along with a few sneak peeks of what the space looks like.
From the looks of what’s on it….
…it’s going to be a fun summer. 🙂
1. Learn how to knit. Make a purse with your mad knitting skills. Carry the purse back to school.
2. Paint on canvas. Cover the canvas with bright flowers and birds.
3. Have an art exhibit to show off your paintings and serve homemade ice cream.
3. Play Monopoly and The Game of Life and another board game you haven’t heard of yet.
4. Build a tent. Fill it with pillows and blankets and books.
5. Pretend the tent is in another country and create your own language that no one else knows.
6. Learn five new hairstyles. Wear one of them to the mall.
7. Practice applying eye shadow. Ask your mother what she thinks. Wipe it off. Start all over again.
8. Memorize all the words to four Taylor Swift songs. Sing “We Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together” at the top of your lungs.
9. Play Messy Twister. Don’t mention this to your mom until you’re covered with paint.
10. Make a drive-in movie with a projector and a sheet and serve root beer floats.
11. Learn how to make things with clay.
12. Write a play and make yourself the lead character. Dress up in costumes and act it out.
13. Think of ideas for your family’s handmade Christmas. It’s never too early to get started.
14. And when you have a lazy summer afternoon stretching out in front of you, take a moment to enjoy it….
….with a really good book and a friend. 🙂
PS I can’t wait to show you the room next week.
We’ll be thinking up fourteen more things to accomplish in the meantime. 🙂
disclaimer: This post was written in collaboration with FrogTape.
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