Wednesday, February 28, 2018

February 2018!

Back from vacation & ready to play!
Making egg yolk paint - it's shiny & thick

Taking apart old appliances

Working together on a Doodle Crate project - embossing lanterns

Moon sand

Making boats - special school's out fun day!

sideways pic of marshmallow/toothpick creations

They float!

Always sword fighting!

Our pool...I mean puddle

Oh Jasper! That is sooooo huge!

Found a mystery mushroom

Mud volcanoes!

Lunch bunch - love these guys!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

December 29, 2017

Watercolor snow scenes with sprinkles of salt for ice

I don't do any instruction in the Tinkerlab...I just provide the materials & they create! It's amazing. We are taking it up a notch next year by adding old appliances for them to take apart & put back together as they choose! We'll also have an expanded art area!

We made snow ice cream - so easy & delish

Simeon wanted a bear to look into the window of his winter scene!

Below freezing temps means plenty of ice to experiment with - even paint!

Everyone was prepared for outdoor play in the snow today, & their mittens came in handy while playing with ice!

Ellie & Ezra were pals today

I love the multi-age grouping...some children get to practice being big sisters/brothers & others get to borrow big brothers & sisters! The older ones are such a wonderful help :0)

Our sledding hill is perfect for the littles....

And a gentle challenge for the older ones who want to ski!!!  I love winter as long as we have enough snow to play in - and these guys didn't once complain of being cold.  As the northmen say: There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing!

Priscilla loved trying to break the little toys out of the ice!
We ended up meeting every day in December!  I'm so thankful to spend time with each of these precious ones - now it's off to some warmer weather! See you all in February!

December 22 - we keep adding days!

Since school was out we had extra friends join us - even Ms Julia joined us!

Lunch Bunch :0)

Making Ginger Bread Houses!! ((ok, graham cracker!))

Ben was delighted by the all you can eat smogasboard of candy







Red Rover! A rough game, but they love it..

Winding each other up in big hugs

Even Dawn got 'wrapped up' in the fun!