Can you tell who made each snowman?

Today we spent the afternoon at our monthly Science Sleuths class. The younger two were there for the class, and the rest of us were volunteers to help at each “recycled toy” station.

Most of the class was missing, but we had a lot of fun with the children who came. Everyone’s favorite toy to make were the snowmen made out of socks.  They were easy but the children took a lot of time to make theirs just perfect. Since the class was so small, the older kids got to participate in the different stations also.


Corn Husk Dolls

joyces-dollOn Monday, Adrian and Megan went to a class to learn how to make corn husk dolls.  Andrea and Audrey had volunteered to help, so they learned also while helping children between the ages of 6-9 learn to make their own.

Everyone enjoyed it so much that they wanted to create their own.  We had most everything we needed, so we spent Thursday afternoon designing more. It was a great way to spend a cooler fall day.

We thought it would be fun to make more, but we would like to get some raffia before we make them. We also would like to figure out how to make the boys a little differently.  They are not quite right.corn-husk-dolls

Today’s Smile- Fighting Pirates

Megan gave this to me yesterday.  Then she told me the story about it.

two-princessesThis is a picture of a girl who is a very good sword fighter or with any weapon. She is fighting a boy pirate who is not so good a fighter as her, but is a bad guy. He robs people. Then he tries to escape in his ship. She got on his boat, even though it was sailing away, on a rope she had made. She rescued all the treasure.

I think we have been reading too many pirate stories out loud and watching too many versions of Treasure Island.