Two years ago we began homeschooling Lucy (8), Hattie (6), Beatrice (3), and Arlo (1). We’re including this on our Giants & Pilgrims blog as all our family adventures seem to impact our art & music so much! Also, we just like sharing the stories. So we’ll be sharing posts on the themes we’ve been covering each month and calling the adventure “ABACUS”! Our hope is that these posts will help spark creative direction and inspiration for your family as well as giving us somewhere to be document and record our experiences.
I don’t love it when Easter falls so early in the year, because I feel like I haven’t gotten fully into the swing of Spring yet, but it is a great kick off for the season.
Easter morning photos (Tim is missing because he had services to lead at his work)
Dying Ukrainian Easter eggs as part of our “Good Master” Book club. It is such a beautiful layered process – you use very intense dyes paired with layers of beeswax to create really beautiful eggs.
We read “The Good Master” for our book club. It is a story about two Hungarian children on a farm – a perfect portrait of spring. Our book club is never complete without lots of literature inspired feasting!
Sneaky little bugger…
Making seed bombs
Lots of fun hunting easter eggs –
And of course a visit from the Easter Bunny
We spent a morning studying birds nest and eggs
And wrote bird postcards
Harriet rediscovered her love of hedgehogs
Matisse inspired “backwards color” portraits
We delivered this art piece to Houston
And we maneuvered a family crisis with a lot of love and help from our friends
We spent a day in rainbow land (including color themed outfits)
Rainbow snack time
Light table fun with magnatiles
Learning about cavities the importance of teeth brushing
Buzzy showtime on our table top theater we made last year!
Fun with ropes and pulleys as part of our Simple Machines exploration
And we made an official inventors kits!
and finally, we built little circuit lanterns with Tinker Crate