I decided I could accomplish two goals with one simple activity by creating her own home library. First we could avoid the worst of the afternoon heat and boredom and work on some school skills as well.
First I created her very own library card. I left the ownership line blank so that she could fill in her own name.
Then I created her library collection. I gathered some of her favorite books including the Practically Perfect Princess and lined them up. The great thing is that the collection can always rotate as your little librarian wishes. DVD'd and cd's, and even story time could be added into her library for the day.
Lastly, I created her check out system. I used one of our toy registers that talks. I cut up some slips of paper and included a cute princess stamp where she can make check out cards to be given to her patrons.