Happy Fourth of July!
No other holiday can provide such a uniquely American experience. Being in the USA on Fourth of July can be wonderful and exciting anywhere in the USA. I hope that you enjoy this day with your host family. Here in the south, experience The Fourth with our southern traditions!!
Here are a couple of things you will want to accomplish:
Follow the Peachtree Road Race
Eat Watermelon outside and don’t worry if it drips down your arm!
See fireworks. Google closest Fourth of July fireworks to me. There will be HUGE fireworks at NewTown Park in John’s creek, Will’s Park in Alpharetta, Search your city to find the nearest “Fourth of July fireworks” to you!
Hold a sparkler.
Have a picnic with lots of friends.
Sit on a porch decorated with red, white and blue bunting and drink lemonade.
Run in a potato sack race with your host children.
Ask an American Friend what the fourth of July means to them.
On this night with fireworks soaring and families gathering checkered blankets, you will see a sense of pride and respect in their eyes. Pride in a country where being free is everything…… and respect for all those who give themselves to protect that freedom. I hope you enjoy our Fourth of July!
Host Family and Au Pair 2019 EVENT
On September 7th we will be meeting with all of the Atlanta APIA host families, children and Au pairs for a special event. Key leaders from APIA will be flying down to visit with us too! We will be attending the British Car Festival here in Norcross.
The best part is going to be a car contest for all of the Au Pairs and children!
Over the summer, you and your host kids will be making a car out of a large cardboard box. On SEPTEMBER 7th, Everyone will bring in their cars for a CONTEST!
There will be FIVE winning teams and PRIZES for Five categories
- Most functional
- Most cultural
- Most funny
- Most sporty
- Most colorful
This is a wonderful way to entertain the kids this summer when it rains or everyone is tired of the sun!
If you google how to make a car out of a box, you will see some great ideas. The ones that are made to break down and pop back up are really neat. Remember you must transport the car to the event on September 7th with your host family.
Here is some inspiration below and you can google many more ideas with search words like:
bulid a cardboard car.
Here is a great colilapsible car made from a box.
Can’t wait to see your creativity!!!!!!!
Beating those winter blues! After the decorations are put away, the celebrations are over, the New Year has begun: and the post holiday winter blues are starting to hit you and your host family. What can you do to get through the long cold winter months happily? Get outside every day with the kids, bundle up and play outside. Go to the park, take a walk, ride bikes; we have been having an unusually warm winter, so enjoy it! Even when cold, it is important to get out and get fresh air. Stay on routine with the kids; get up on time, have breakfast, get to the bus stop on time. Make sure homework is done and everyone gets to their activities on time. Bedtime routines are important, make sure everyone gets enough sleep and that includes YOU! Register for your classes, and get ready to start learning something new! Call a friend and meet for coffee and conversation if you feel housebound. Set up a play date with another au pair and her host children (similar ages) and enjoy a day together! Join a gym with another au pair! Use the library in your town. Sign the kids up for free programs (talk to host parents about the programs!) Join the English conversation group, improve your English and meet people! Prepare a Global Awareness presentation for one of your host kids’ classes, ask me for help! Volunteer at a local hospital, school, animal shelter, food bank if you have extra time on your hands and need to do something! Doing for others is always an answer for the blues!! Come to our next cluster meeting and meet some new friends! And, don’t forget your calendar on the website filled with great ideas and activities to do with your host kids! www.aupairinamerica.com hit current au pair resources and calendar of the season.