I was recently inspired by this post from Housing a Forest to invite a group of Eli’s friends from preschool for a Saturday morning craft day in the park.
After an extended free play time on the play ground we all gathered around a picnic table. I was curious to see how Eli would take to doing a project with other children in an informal setting. We are on the cusp of beginning our Adventures in Homeschooling and when we do our lives will (hopefully) be full of learning activities such as this.
We had a blast!
I prepared the materials ahead of time… it really wasn’t much. I only had to buy the yarn and the googley eyes as I had the rest of the materials on hand. The neat thing is that it costs the same to do an activity like this with ten kids as to do it with one as for one either way you have to buy the entire package of each supply item needed.
The boys wrapped yarn around the bee bodies…
cut out and glued on the wings…
added the eyes…
sticks and stingers.
I love how each bee has a distinct personality and how there is no wrong way to assemble this craft!
I hope we will enjoy more park days such as this in the near future.