We have been having lots of fun during these early spring days. The children have been pursuing their interests more and more as they get older, and we now ice skate and swim every week. Both Alfie and Holly have now taught themselves to swim during our weekly swimming sessions. We go on our own, with friends, and even had Nanny and Grandad come to watch and see how well the children were progressing. All three love the water, and Alfie is currently into diving down to the bottom to retrieve rings. Ice skating with friends has also become a weekly adventure. We go to a session at a small local rink most weeks, but venture to a home educators’ meet monthly at a larger rink 25 miles away, with much smoother ice. All three children love ice skating, and only Amber needs a support now.
We have been having lots of fun with friends too. We went to a big HE meet up at Monster Mayhem soft play, which the children loved. We also went to a home educators’ day at All Things Wild wildlife and dinosaur park. The children had a fantastic time – completing the stamp trails, building dinsoaurs, playing games in an old RAF helicopter, following the time walk and climbing trees, as well as spotting the animals and birds.
We spent a lot of time baking for the Time for a Cuppa sale we held at Friday Club, raising money for Dementia UK, a subject very close to mine and the children’s hearts at the moment. Amber made sugar cookies, Alfie made his famous vegan rocky road, and Holly made vegan cupcakes. They all enjoyed running the stall selling cakes, and with games to win prizes. We raised £70 for Dementia UK
The children all enjoyed den building and parachute games at Friday Club too
We had a lovely day at the National Forest Adventure Farm with friends. Alfie overcame his fear of the red drop slide, Amber got to feed the lambs, and all had fun playing with friends.
We had more fun there a week later with Nanny and Grandad, including a tractor ride, feeding the alpacas, and Holly conquering the blue drop slide
We had an amazing day at the Big Bang Fair at the NEC. The children got to crawl inside a giant nose, find out how the spine works, go inside an ambulance, design their own machines, make circuits, dig up dinosaurs, take fossil rubbings, operate a giant drawing machine and try to defeat a computer at strategy games, against many other things!
We had a fantastic time at Friday Club building catapults, trying out archery, balloon sword jousting, computer gaming and parachute gaming.
We also went out to spend our World Book Day tokens (with a quick drink stop!)
Went to gymnastics class, and learned lots of new skills.
Did jigsaws and played games
Used lots of media at the same time
Protected ourselves from brothers who had eaten too much of their homemade tarka dhal…..
Learnt how a hare and rabbit differ…
Did lots of cooking – and washing up – and even made our own chilli oil.
Spent lots of time doing crafts.
Went to the big library in Birmingham for lots of new books and CDs.
I even got to go out with a bunch of fantastic fellow unschoolers, as well as to my aqua fit class!
A lovely first couple of weeks of March