Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tot School Tuesday - Ants

Aa is for Ant



BIBLE VERSE AND SONG:
Proverbs 6:6 (sung to the tune of "Mary Had a Little Lamb")
Go to the ant, you sluggard,
Consider her ways
And be wise
Stay busy for God
Says Proverbs 6:6

ANT CHANT:
(from 1+1+1=1 blog
Left and right, left and right
We work hard all day and night
Left and right, left and right
Working hard is our delight
Left and right, left and right
We don't whine we do it right
Left and right, left and right
Jesus is our guiding light!



ANT FARM & TUTORIAL :
We made our ant farm and the ants have been busy working! 
To make one too you will need:
*2 jars - 1 should fit nicely inside of the other with space to fill with dirt.  (you may also find that a soda can works well as the inside container)
*Cheesecloth
*Rubber Band
*Dirt
*Ants
*Sugar water
*Food for ants (watermelon, orange, etc.)

Cap one jar and place it inside of the other.

Fill with dirt, preferably from the location of the ants.
Add your ants (we laid out a piece of watermelon as bait)
Add some sugar water a few drops at a time (you do not want to drown your ants)
Top with some fruit scraps

Cover with cheesecloth using a rubber band.
Observe!



ENJOY! 

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Make-It-Monday: Let Freedom Ring Dress

You know our girls are sick when they fall asleep anywhere other than their bed. 

"M" and "Boo" have both been running fevers since yesterday afternoon.  "M" seems to just be sleeping it off; "Boo" is a bit more cranky but she was content sitting on my lap earlier while I caught up on some blogs.  I came across this really cute "Let Freedom Ring" dress on Oh So Happy Together and knew just what I was going to do once the girlies went to bed tonight. 

Here is my "Let Freedom Ring" creation: 

Looking forward to trying it on "M" in the morning!

HAPPY SEWING!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Weekends are for being spoiled by the Grandparents (and Great-Grandparents!)

What a blessing for our children to know and love their grandparents and great-grandparents.  We enjoyed a wonderful (although too short) visit!  "Boo" opened some 1st birthday presents.


"M" served tea to the great-grandparents then crawled up in the doggies bed for a pretend nap. 


Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Road Less Traveled



We spent the last few days visiting our Christian Agrarian friends on their new homestead. 
3 adults.  6 children. 
No TV.  No cell phones.  No electricity.  No lights.  No air conditioning.  No flushing toilet.  Very few mondern "conveniences". 
There was peace.  There was tranquility.  There was trust in the Sovereignty of God for ALL things.  There was loving and encouraging one another. 
It was a time of reflection, renewal, and refreshment. 
What a blessing!!!








"Now about your love for one another we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other. And in fact, you do love all of God’s family throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers and sisters, to do so more and more, and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you,  so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody." ~1 Thessalonians 4:9-12







Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tot School Tuesday - BUGS!

I'm bringing home a baby bumblebee...

Oh what fun we had this week discovering bugs!!! 

PRINTABLES:




"Boo" (now 1 year) is starting to join in more on our tot school fun.  This was her first time coloring and it is now one of her favorite activities.


CRAFTS:
"M" and I painted some bugs using our hands and fingers.

Bumble "B"
This idea came from Homeschool Creations




NATURE:
We went on a bug hunt in our yard.  We found spiders, crickets, ants, bees,  flies, beetles, and caterpillars (which were our favorite!).




BOOKS:
There are some really fun Bug books out there.  We came home with these from our local library:
The Grouchy Ladybug ("M" is actually afraid of this book though)