A colorful day!

Our morning started off at the dentist. This was Luke’s first visit and he was a little shy and apprehensive at first, but everyone who worked there did a great job and he was soon sitting in the chair and doing a great job!

We then headed off to gather some supplies for Liam’s scout cake for his banquet this weekend. After much contemplation on what kind of cake to make, we settled on going for the most colorful cake. I found a tie dye cake idea online. I think it came out pretty good… I did the tie dye and he did the candy decorating. It is colorful!cakeLuke and I continued on with his Unit this week of Goodnight Moon. For art he painted a print out  of the moon and stars, and I put together this mobile for him. moon mobile

For Language we sang the song Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star as he painted it. He picked up the words pretty quick and then wanted to out his little stuffed chick to bed and sand the song to it while lying down on his bed looking at the mobile! Loved it!

This afternoon I washed and rinsed out the long forgotten water table in the basement and made “Goodnight Moon Water”    a.k.a: glitter for the shining stars, a foam moon, a foam star, a measuring cup and funnel with scoop. One half of the table blue water, the other half yellow. As he filled the cup, he could and did observe it turning green! Just like the great green room. 😉

Goodnight Moon

Goodnight Moon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Name: Squirrelly Man

Super Powers: Flying, laser eyes and throwing nuts

Job: Hero

Base: Secret

Liam’s writing of the day wasn’t “colorful” but so fun I had to share, plus he was very proud of his cleverness on this one! 😉

Each week I choose one photo for his to do some creative writing. I found this “superman squirrel” picture and thought he’d get a kick out of it and come up with a good story. He came up with a better idea. He wanted to make it look like a character in his Marvel Encyclopedia and give the squirrel a name and super hero stats!

Toddler Time and Tin Cans


Most of my posts about homeschool are based on projects done with my oldest, but the last couple of days my Toddler has been very active in the kitchen!

I love that he likes to help bake, and it’s so important for toddlers to be an active participant in their families, that I always welcome the helping hands. (even if it entails more work in the end for me 🙂

What Toddlers learn in the kitchen:

Math- shapes, sorting, measuring, counting

Social Skills- team work, following directions, responsibility

Reading- even though they can’t yet read, pointing to and looking at the books or boxes are beginner steps in reading!

Fine Motor Skills- Stirring, pouring, mixing, and pressing.

The first recipe we made was a fruit smoothie! We had peaches to spare and several other ingredients, so we made it up as we went along and it came out pretty good! We combined peaches, yogurt, milk, ice, peanut butter and     fluff…..it was tasty!






The next baking project was brownies, and both boys shared in who got to add what ingredients and – the most important part- who go to lick what when we were done!                                                                                                                                                       The other project we did today was with my oldest. As we study the colonial times I like to throw in some hands-on activities. The idea of making our own tin can lantern came into play as we take a closer look at what life was like in comparison to today’s world of technology! We have a book filled with ideas to do as we go along, so we started with this one! I saved a tin can, it is to be filled with water and set to freeze as it makes it easier to punch the holes. I tried to do it without and it, and it just didn’t work ;P  Once frozen he drew his design and then we laid it down on a towel and he used nails and a hammer to punch through, we added a tea light after melting the ice out and ta- da!-

a Colonial lantern!