Make/Play/Learn

Make An Art Wall

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We always have a lot of art around here, but right now it’s a bigger collection than ever! We decided to have a designated wall where we could keep new art on display. I hung up some favorites and then used this curtain wire from Ikea to clip up work that we can change out.  We also put up a map, some posters, and a favorite picture from when they were babies. Makes for a great space to gather round and start our school days!

Play Board Games

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Sunday we decided we needed a completely screen free day. We told the kids they each got to pick a board game and we would play games all day. This is our pile above but we only got through the kids’ picks, Life and Throw Throw Burrito. Then we had a nerf gun hike, a long walk, and time to set up the rest of our school room. Go through your stash of board games or order a few new ones and declare a gaming day. There might be moans at the beginning but I promise by the end there will be a lot of laughter. And maybe, like us, it will just naturally turn into other fun things to do together that don’t involve screens!

Learn: Greek Mythology

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Last Christmas I got the kids the book A Child’s Introduction to Greek Mythology by Heather Alexander. (I’ve linked to Amazon for ease, but please order from a local bookstore! Most are still making online orders and if they don’t have it, see if they could order it for you!) I found it when I was unpacking and thought it would be a great addition to our morning time together. Once a week we read a page or two and we’re all loving it. The book is organized in a way that makes a lot of sense and has wonderful illustrations and a lot of humor mixed in. It also comes with a family tree, stickers and a pronunciation guide.

I know there are a few books in this series on different topics and I would highly recommend checking them out!

 

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