Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Birthday for the Doctor

Benjamin celebrated another birthday. We had a great week and tried to make him feel as special as possible. We love him so much and are so blessed to have him in our life.


This was a very, very thick pineapple upside down cake. He was kind enough to eat it.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Raw Materials

If you give two girls a geometry kit, you never know what you'll get. This time it was a bridge. 
I'm not sure what it is, but it is very well thought out.


Worms in chocolate pudding and graham cracker crumbs.

This was a fun art craft. The girls colored underwater creatures in crayon and then we water colored the page blue.


We had school at the library one day.





Sunday, July 6, 2014

More Pictures

I wasn't extremely happy to find out that they had taken all of the empty plastic eggs and filled them with the rice/beans mixture from the sensory bucket. I was, however, proud of their creativity as they created this maraca stand. Abby is a little entrepreneur and is always thinking of ways to make money.


We studied water and food coloring. We filled each jar with water and then marked the line that it started out. We also noted the color of celery leaves. We watched over several days as the leaves changed colors and the water levels dropped.



Smencils- scented colored pencils.







We found a story called "mrs. Wishy-washy" on youtube. I found different pictures online and made them into puppets to go with the story. The girls learned the story and were able to put on the puppet show.

She is a shoe tying expert.

W is for wormy jello that didn't work out so well. Someone recommended this, but I must have done it wrong. 



Saturday, July 5, 2014

RE cycle

We went to an amazing exhibit at our local community arts center for a field trip. The exhibit was about recycling found objects into other objects and everything on display had been made out of something else. Even the crafts that the children created were made with extra materials.


Look close at how this "banjo" was made.


"violin" 
I really couldn't handle this art piece.  So many broken instruments. :(


Take an empty water bottle and cut off the bottom, then give these girls some glue and some tissue paper and they will creatively decorate them.


I liked that we were our own group. We could see the exhibits at our leisure and we didn't have to follow the schedule of a school group. The girls were able to do more things this way and they got more opportunities to observe the exhibit and to try out the instruments.

The main floor was built to look like a "natural" habitat with a walk through cave. All the flowers, insects, birds, spiders, etc. were made from found materials.

Light bulb squirrel. :)



Each large creation had a sign next to it explaining which materials had been used in its creation.











We have lots of talented artists in our community. This exhibit was so much fun! I don't seem to have a picture of it, but the cave was at least 20 feet long and it had an entrance and an exit. The walls were completely covered in used wrapping paper, many with the gift tag stickers still on them.