Showing posts from June, 2017

Weekly Wrap- Up: The Week We Finished our 100 Days of Art Challenge

We spent another quiet week at home.  My boys rarely want to head out anywhere anymore and while I find it a bit frustrating and miss all our field trips I am trying to embrace our time at home and enjoy what his turning out to be quite the slow summer.  We FINALLY finished our 100 Days of art Challenge and while I am so relieved to be able to stop planning arts and crafts projects I am a bit sad to see it end.  We've had so much with so many of the projects we tried.  We've enjoying simple pursuits this week like swimming, kayaking, searching the skies for rainbows, and biking.  We've also used our time this week to start preparing for a huge 4th of July cookout with the whole family. Friday the boys and I spent most of our morning in the car running errands.  We went to the library and signed up for their summer reading program.  We we to the bank to deposit some money.  We headed to the store to buy a new kayak and some canoe paddles.  Once home we had a l

Art Project #100-- Water Balloon Art

Since our Balloon Splatter Painting activity was such a huge hit, I thought we should try an art project using water balloons. With the hot summer days finally upon us I thought this would be a fun and cool project to use to end our 100 Days of Art Challenge. We took canvas outside and splattered paint all across them.  We used regular tempera paint; we wanted something water soluble but thick enough to hold up to all the water. We then filled up our water balloons and the boys started throwing the balloons at the canvas to splatter and mix the paint around.  Sure a lot of the paint ran off the sides of the canvas once they were quite wet and saturated but I just encouraged the boys to try adding some more paint. We just love these water balloons ! They are so much easier to fill than traditional water balloons!   Once we were out of balloons and everyone liked their project we left them in the sun to dry. We loved

Blogging Through the Alphabet; X is for X-tras

There are not many words that start with x.. so I cheated a bit and made x-tra my word for x.  I hope you'll forgive me for taking the easy way out. I love that homeschooling has given us so many extras! Extra time Ever since we started homeschooling we have had a lot more time to explore the world around us.  We aren't punching a clock for the start and end of a school day and we are not bogged down with hours of homework in the evenings.  We get to visit with family members, go out to lunch or the movies during the week and take advantage of last minute trips with my husband.  We spent so much more time together as a family and that has just been amazing. Extra fun  With all that extra time we have lots of fun!  Splatter painting, silly string fights, water balloon fights, Nerf gun wars and mid- week trips to the movies... we have time for so much fun. Extra activities My boys have so much time to experience new activities; many of which take place during the

Love to Learn Linky Party- Last Week of June

I was so excited and quite relieved to finally book our family vacation over the weekend.  I had been putting it off for months; while I love planning vacations it's not always easy trying to please everyone!  Do you take frequent vacation?  What are some of your favorite vacation destinations? Thanks for joining us today and I hope you find some great blogs to read and follow. Welcome to the Love to Learn Blog Hop A collection of educational activities to instill a life long love of learning in our children. Enjoy learning through play, nature, crafts, and many other educational activities. This is a PIN-IT PARTY Your hosts will pin our favorite posts to our Pinterest boards! I encourage you to do the same! and SOCIAL MEDIA HOP! Add all or some of your favorite social media links below the main hop. Please: Follow your Host & Co-hosts We work hard to share all your fantastic content! Click on our badges, or scroll down to the social media link up and follow on your favorite c