Somehow it is halfway through August, and yet it still feels like it should be July to me. Probably because July was so busy, I don’t really remember much of what happened this year.
Random bits of happenings
Well, first off Princess was in the 4th of July parade with her AHG troop, so she had fun walking with the other girls, as we roasted sitting out in the sun. Thankfully everyone had lots of fun. We then went on to blow up stuff after a family barbecue, because what is 4th of July without lots of fireworks?
We also headed off to see As You Like It at an ampitheater with friends, which made the kids quite happy.
Funschooling: Colonial America
Now the super fun bit for us was our funschooling for the month, I had so many colonial America activities, we spent the entire month on them, and I still have more we could do. Here’s what we accomplished:
- make a rope bed, and straw mattress (this was a several day activity)
- weather vane
- fabric dyeing
- silversmith project
- I know I’m missing a few, but that’s what I’m remembering right now
Right now I’ve got 3 half yard pieces of fabric that were dyed with various berries and food products, and I’m trying to decide exactly what to make with them. I’m thinking some form of doll clothes, just not sure what. It’s amazing how many berries were needed to get a somewhat faded color, and I know the colonials had super rich colors. I’ve seen their extant clothing, and it is amazingly bright, even 200 years later.
What’s been popular this past month
Hmmm, I need to get back into writing my Bible posts is what I’m seeing here, because most of the top 10 is that (I’ve been slacking in fun activities in that area):
- Interactive Prayer Stations– I loved this activity with my Sunday School class
- Tips on Teaching Highly Distractible Kids– It got knocked to #2, that’s a big deal, because it’s ruled for years
- Joseph’s Coat Activities for kids– I still like this one
- Bible Curriculum– I seriously need to update the syllabus, I”ll add that to my to do list 🙂
- David and Bathsheba for kids– Gospel project did this lesson over the summer, so several visitors were looking for more ideas, and I’m pretty much the only one with something on this topic.
How about you, how was your July? I know August is half over, but I’d love to hear.