Our girls keep us and themselves busy. They have always been keen to know about the world, to build and create using whatever is around them and to generally play an active part in everything that goes on around them. In fact quite often they shape their own day. They know what they want to do and how to go about doing it and today was a good example of them doing just that.
Today we were supposed to go to Burnt Island Beach with some of our home educating friends but the heavens opened and the rain was set to continue all day. We all quickly went off the idea and instead the girls set about creating their own day.
Beanster did Reading Eggs first. This wasn’t strictly part of her own planning but she did want to get it out of the way early on. Today she was focussing on ‘an’ words and did really well.
A game of Paw Patrol happened next and a campsite was created.
I only took a photo of it at the start. It later had a toilet block, campfire, entertainment area with playpark and a shop.
The shop idea then developed into a Shopkins supermarket with Paw Patrol and My Little Pony figures visiting and buying different goods.
Moo then announced that it was time to bake so that is what we did.
Whilst our cakes were baking Beanster decided it was time to draw and they frantically set about creating two totally different works of Art. Beanster created a drawing of a tree lined street with traffic lights which she promptly moved cars up and down.
Moo drew a monster.
She was so proud of it that she sent a photo of it to Mama by Whats App.
When i said we really needed to fit shopping for dinner in somewhere Beanster said they would count their pocket money from their ‘spend’ jar and take it with them to buy something. She did not mean for dinner I might add! A my little pony and a blind bag were purchased.
Back at home Moo played with her My Little Ponies…
…and Beanster wanted to independently follow an instruction leaflet to build a Lego model.
The cakes were then decorated before Beanster went out to play with some friends for a couple of hours, popping her head in briefly every once in a while to ask for something that was needed.
Before bed I was asked to print off some colouring sheets and the girls diligently sat colouring.
Bedtime involved reading about Ancient Egypt. This seems to be a topic the girls (well mainly the eldest) are interested in at the moment. Mummy is learning along with them (not a topic I know anything about)!
And that is how our home educated girls shape their own day.
In other news from the last two days..
This is how our tie dye t-shirts turned out
Beanster taught cousin H how to play Dobble.
Our story cards have been used.
Moo has done some brilliant drawings.
Beanster is back at ballet. And more jam has been made.