We have had lots of fun during the first week of the Easter holidays. As unschoolers, holidays only mean two things to us – everywhere being very busy with schooled children, and getting to meet our schooled friends that we can rarely see. More of that next week though, when we have several meet ups planned
The week started with a trip into town with just Alfie to spend his birthday vouchers – his request for some time just with me. He bought ten books – 8 “How to Train your Dragon” series books, plus Usborne See Inside Pirate Ships and Ancient Egypt. After some lunch in a cafe we headed to the local park to meet Daddy and the girls who had cycled down there
There was lots of crafty fun over the weekend, with painting, Bendaroos, moon dough, play dough and lots more.
Alfie did all the experiments from the alien operation kit he had for his birthday – moulding bodies and brains, creating glaciers and non-Newtonian goo.
Monday contained one of the very few bonuses of school holidays – the extra events that places put on. We spent a wonderful day with Dylan, Aaron, Phoebe and Sarah exploring the Horrible Histories activities around the castle, as well as the usual hide and seek in the trees The kids were thrilled to find a fox hole at the base of a big overgrown tree, complete with scratch marks.
We had a lovely Moshi Monster themed time at Aaron’s birthday party, complete with bouncy castle. The kids had a ball!
We had a surprise gift of flowers froma lady round the corner that the kids took some eggs to last month. She often watches the children in the garden from her bedroom window.
We had a lovely time at Easter themed Friday Club, making mosaic button Easter wooden hangings, crafting scented egg candles, playing with space hoppas and hula hoops in the sunny garden and crafting or Legoing with friends.
We spent a lovely day in the beautiful cathedral city of Lichfield – identifying ducks on Stowe Pool, practicing our balance and swinging, watching the cobbler cut a new car key, exploring the prison cells in the guild hall, enjoying a pub lunch and shopping.
Today we have completed week one of our kitchen science course – setting fire to teabags and using the toaster to make hot air balloons whilst exploring the topic of molecules Great fun!