Saturday, April 30, 2011

Just For Fun

We've been having a little fairy fun this week.
Rainbow weaving.












Stories.


Dressing sprites and creating riddles. And coloring.


A fairy hunt. Fairy dust.


Footprints.


Finding fairies everywhere!




Making a Fairy hair elastic.


(And a snake.)






Wet on wet.



Fairy houses -the shell version, the forest version, and the garden version.



Preparing for a fairy feast.


Decorations made from the watercolor paintings.


Lemonade, hard-boiled eggs dyed with purple cabbage, strawberries, meringues, chocolate dip (cocoa, honey, and fromage blanc.)


Wisteria wreaths.


Honeysuckle blossoms.








Poetry readings.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Pink, Yellow, Brown, and Gray

My spinning this week. 'Twill soon be in the shop. Linking up at Creative Friday.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Bird Unit

Here's a consolidated list of our bird study:
Bird Experiments
More Bird Experiments
Bird Eggs and More
Nests and Bird Food

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Science Fair

Our little co-op had a science fair for the kids this week. Miah and Larkin worked on their projects together.
Sprucing up the old presentation board.




The first project involved testing different seeds to see which birds prefer. We put out one feeder with black sunflower seeds and one with white safflower seeds. Then Miah and Larkin watched and recorded the birds that came to each feeder.
Here's the finished board with drawings of the birds that ate only the sunflower, only safflower, and those that ate both.


Miah presented this project to her friends at the science fair.


The kids' other project was making different kinds of bird nests. We read an article about nests people made to encourage birds to nest in a certain area.


Zahana wanted to help too. I love the concentration on her face in these pictures.








Adherent nest.















Larkin presented the nests at the fair.
Here are the projects our friends did: melting ice, 3 on growing plants, chromatography, and solar energy.




And one friend was hand-raising a baby bird.




See more at Eclectic Momma and It's A Boy's Life.