We are a family with three 'wee winkles' exploring the pleasures and perils of educating at home using Scripture, Montessori and a lot of love!

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Away in Cobram

So my husband has a big job to do here in Cobram, country Victoria and rather than be separated for two months the winkles and I have come along too.
It was very difficult to pack! Especially for activities for the children so we have made do with the bag of things I brought from home and a few things we have picked up along the way.

We have been for walks along the Murray River and around lake Mulwala as well as visiting the Barooga gardens.

My winkles love to walk and everywhere we go we collect things...seed pods, rocks and sticks so why not an art project....

I popped Lamb in the sun and we came up with this....

Kids love water!!!

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Five senses at an end

Firstly apologies for everything being crooked....we are away on a job with my husband so I'm using his laptop late at night when he's home and everything is different!

Over the course of looking at the five senses we have done a few art or craft activities.

We did paper plate faces ( Mummy helped with the glasses)

We 'broomed' crayon cars on sandpaper (both the winkles loved this!)

And we painted pictures of ears with ear buds (I just did this with Lamb as I thought for sure Cherry would have it in her ear!)

So that's a wrap for our five senses....

The sense of sight

For the sense of sight we printed out a set of pictures and a mini set to go with them. I bought Lamb a magnifying glass and he matched the mini pictures with the ones that he could see clearly.
He loved this activity, applied himself with gusto and proceeded to inspect all kinds of things with his magnifying glass in the following days.
We also needed to have a discussion about the parts of the eye in an interesting way.
I chose colouring. Lamb is usually pretty against colouring. He loves to draw but just doesn't get into the whole 'within the lines' thing. He was quite interested in this though as we discussed the names of the parts of the eye, what kinds of eyes colours you could get and the corresponding eyebrow colour!

This lent itself to a discussion of counting in twos. He pointed out that eyes come in pairs and I went through the hard and soft counting to ten. He seemed to get it but we only did it the once. I'm not sure he's quite there yet....