Hello dear ones, I’m quite behind. I’m still trying to get my groove back after childbirth. It’s taking longer than I thought. So this post is going to be a combination of posts. In the past Michael and I did a craft a day, but lately we’ve barely gotten to one craft a week. So these crafts I’m about to show you are the product of several weeks and everything we did this Spring. We also took a field trip with our homeschool group to go strawberry picking. I’ll share those pics at the end. Here we go:
- Weather crafts and experiments
What better way to start Spring than with a study on weather. April showers bring May flowers after all. So we dug out our weather lapbook from several years ago. Michael gave it a look over then we did a few experiments.
Cloud in a jar~ Who knew that ice, water, and a match could do so much!
Rain in a jar~ shaving cream, food coloring, and water.
Cloud sun catcher~ Michael glued cotton balls onto tissue paper to make this lovely picture.
Hot air balloon mobile~ This mobile did not turn out how we planned. The cotton ball clouds look great but we had trouble with the hot air balloons. To our defense, we only had a picture to look at…no instructions.
- Sunflower study
Here comes the flowers . Michael filled out this short Sunflower lapbook and then he watched a tutorial on painting sunflowers. We both painted. Here are the links:
- Hummingbird study
And with flowers come birds. Michael did a short hummingbird lapbook and then he painted this paint by number hummingbird. It was actually for glass painting and I transferred it to acrylic paper.
- Bird House
This was the easiest craft. I just bought a mini wooden bird house from the craft store and let Michael go crazy painting. I’m so for easy these days ;).
- Earth and Arbor Day Craft& Outing
So then came Earth Day and Arbor Day. Michael did a couple of crafts and then we took a trip to the park for the Spring Fling.
Arbor Day craft~ Michael traced a tree’s shadow.
Leeland “enjoying” a tree…ha!
Leeland’s first feel of sand.
- Strawberry picking in Reynolds’ Ga
Well, I hope you’ve been inspired. I hope to catch up on posts soon. I’m actually doing all the writing in car on day trip to the Flint River Aquarium. God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover
PS: Earth Day 2014~ flower pounding and other fun ideas.