Friday, April 18, 2014

Homeschool Egg Hunt

Our wonderful group of homeschool friends put together an amazing Easter event.  There were egg relay races, yummy snacks and treats, and a huge egg hunt.  We had a wonderful time today!  We love celebrating holidays with our friends.

Nobody strikes again

"Nobody" strikes again!

With 4 children there are bound to be messes and things broken.  I imagine this poor house cringing at the childrens' screams and laughter as it is usually the one who takes on the most abuse. 

Today was yet another notch in the frame, so to speak, as the curtain rod was yanked out of the wall.  Of course I asked who was responsible.  Won't you guess it? 

"Nobody" strikes again along with his accomplice "Idunno".  One day I will catch this dynamic duo but today, unfortunately, is not that day.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Garden Sensory Bin and REAL butterflies!

Our family just received our 10 caterpillars from and I must say we are super excited.  The last time we did this was 2 years ago (last year we did the praying mantises) and our 3 and 4 year old don't remember ever doing this so it is new to them.

To celebrate the beginning of our butterfly journey I stayed up and made a Garden Sensory Bin.

I cut "grass" from green construction paper (we have a possible grass allergy in this house and this is less messy).  The "dirt" is black beans.  I bought an 8 pack of bugs from the dollar store (love the dollar store).  Also the flowers are from the dollar store.  The butterflies I purchased are from one of those tubes and I bought it on to be sent with the butterflies.

I took the flowers and bent the bottom and masking taped it to the bottom of the bin.  Then I layered it this way: black beans, bugs, grass and then I added the butterflies all over.

I didn't expect our real butterflies to be shipped so quickly!  I was very impressed.

Time to hit the library and start a project on butterflies.  That in addition to recycling will be our focus for the end of April and for Earth Day.