Kids Art Week – Lesson 4

This week we completed lesson 4 from Kids Art Week.  Here are our links to our completed lesson 1, lesson 2 and 3.  The lesson was about creating faces from natural objects, it suggested painting on some of the objects( rocks/stones) however we went for the completely natural look and left them out in the garden. […]

Baby Play

Added to the shelf this week for Baby Bean was play dough, a small selection of animals, a ‘red’ tray and a very ‘un’ Montessori Mr potato head!  This was Bubbas first experience of play dough, we played with it still slightly warm just to add to the sensory experience.  Usually I colour my dough […]

How to make Playdough

This is really quick and simple to make.  You will need: flour – 1 cup water – 1 cup salt – 1/2 cup cooking oil – 1 tablespoon cream of tartar – 1 tablespoon These are the basics but feel free to add in any food colouring, essential oils etc that you desire (cocoa powder […]

Kids Art Week Lesson 2 & 3

We have been following the Kids Art Week lessons from here.  Our first week can be found here.  The second lesson was a crayon resist night sky, I love the way these came out.  Fairy decided to have fireworks in her sky which I think works really well.  The third lesson was leaf printing, my […]

Baby Play

This week I added to Baby Beans shelf a ‘green’ treasure basket, a Melissa and Doug latch board and a tambourine.  I have left out some favourites from last week such as the open and close basket, the scarf pulling activity and the shakers.  I have started to show Bean how to stack the blocks […]

Fossil Activities

First we created a fossil sandwich.  We found the idea here.  You need some bread slices, jelly sweets and some water.  I think the more detailed jelly sweets you can find the better, we purchased ours with our online shop so I couldn’t really check the best ones to get.  You soak the sweets in […]

3 Questions Home Educators Get Asked…….

Every home educator faces questions not just from friends and family but from the general public too.  Unless you spend all day, every day at home when you are out and about with your child someone will say ‘No School today?’  Following the answer to that usually more questions will follow.  The three most common […]

Baby play

Here is some of Baby Beans activities from last week.  I added to his shelves Weight cylinders – the colour coded dots are the control of error – obviously Bean is to small for matching these by weight but I thought he may enjoy exploring them. A couple of shakers. A basket of open/close items. […]