I have the pleasure of teaching the 4 and 5 year olds in our homeschool co-op for this semester. Once a week, I'm teaching them history in a fun way. We're going back in time and doing things they way they used to do them. I'm using the "My First Little House" book series, which takes stories out of the chapter books and makes it into picture books.
Previous weeks: Winter Days in the Big Woods
Last week: "A Farmer Boy's Birthday".
We talked about woodworking, sanded/painted some plain blocks with watercolors (they looked so pretty once done, wish I took a pic!), played with some homemade toys (thanks to my dad!) and did some tinkering with tinker toys and wooden tools. And then we always end with our group meal of oatmeal that they prepare and consume. I just love the little blessing we say.
Bless the food before us.
Bless the friends beside us.
Bless the love between us.
These days are a highlight to my week!