December 12, 2013

Nature Study on an Island

Bong Tree

Hoche Cave once inhabited by Portuguese Sailors

What is this?

Desert flowers are small but beautiful.

Moringa trees grow naturally here.

The infamous bottle tree.


Can you see our vehicle?

a fish my dh caught for breakfast.

Egyptian Vulture..very pesky.

By for now....

December 11, 2013

Recipe for Preserved Children

A friend of mine sent me this is one of our favorites

Preserved Children

Take one large field, half a dozen children, two or three small dogs, a pinch of brook and some pebbles.  Mix the children and dogs well together; put them on the field, stirring constantly.  Pour the brook over the pebble; sprinkle the field with flowers; spread over all a deep blue sky and bake in the sun.  When brown, set away to cool in the bathroom. 

Enjoy a few snapshots from our recent vacation....

See you later!

November 18, 2013

Crafty Science + Games

On the last day of our week we have been being crafty in science, playing oceanography games and doing our nature notebooks. This first game was invented by Ellen McHenry the author of Professor Pigs Magic Math which we did when the boys were about 6 years old. I am a big fan of Ellen's Inventive games and crafts. You will see more from her in just a minute. Best thing is she is offering all of them for FREE!

Bites and Pieces is played very much like concentration, but instead of matching just to cars you are trying to find the info card plus the head, middle and tail of the shark. The boys learned many shark names and ways that God has made sharks unique one to another.

 Max putting his first shark together.

 Zak putting his first shark together.

TJ putting his first shark together.

Sting Ray hand puppets also invented by Ellen McHenry. We used some old food covering material and it worked beautifully and cost us nothing! Zak added some cool spots to his sting ray and it was so cool how he accidentally lined up the pattern to take advantage of the fake wood flooring pattern on the material. 

 Max is taking the pattern onto the fabric.

Now to cut it out.

Using a hot glue gun we put the pieces together and added some tin foil eyes. 

All three different, but all well done!

3D Ocean Bingo sorting animals of the ocean by Zones.

Her clam diagram is brillant!

And I am so impressed with this pop-up-barnacle page.

Check out what is inside the barnacle...

We have also been adding some more animals to our ocean board.

 And doing some nature notebook entries

Zak drew this clever little drawing of our dog, Diamond.

Thanks for dropping by!
 I hope you enjoyed our pictures. :)