Homeschool Sunny Afternoons and Experiments with Living Arrows 21/52 (2020)

May 25, 2020

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”. Kahlil Gibran. We’ve been fortunate that the weather has been so kind for the majority of lockdown. It was a great motivation for all of us to get homeschool finished so we can enjoy the sunny afternoons in the garden this week.

Homeschool Sunny afternoons  in the garden in a paddling pool

The paddling pool has been even more of a hit now we have invested in a pool cover, filter pump and a solar mat. It’s a great bribe for getting through their work and out into the garden in the afternoons. This photo was taken when Dougie had a day off and led homeschool for the day. He announced it’s not that easy at the end of the day. I have been telling him that for the past 10 weeks!

A child doing a rain cloud in a jar experiment

We had fun on Friday afternoon trying out the rain cloud in a jar that I had spotted on Pinterest. Our jars looked more like storm clouds than rainbow coloured rain jars! They enjoyed injecting the shaving foam with food colouring and Teddy really was engaged with seeing how much water it takes to make a downpour.

Homeschool Sunny afternoon with a walk in the countryside

We have spent most of the Bank Holiday weekend at home but we did venture out into the Howardian Hills for a lovely quiet countryside walk. The crops in the fields were so long the kids said it was like the Bear Hunt walk, so I’m ending this week’s Living Arrows with a picture of our Bear.

Hope you had a lovely Bank Holiday and if you missed last week’s Living Arrows you can find uit here.

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5 responses to “Homeschool Sunny Afternoons and Experiments with Living Arrows 21/52 (2020)”

  1. rachelswirl says:

    Wow look at that paddling pool – how awesome is that?

  2. Donna says:

    You always seem to do so much and your children always look so happy! x

  3. Now a solar mat sounds like a good idea! I would love one of those big pools. I really should get more inventive sounds like the rain clouds were a great activity. I hope you have enjoyed half term x

  4. Sarah says:

    They look like they are loving life in the paddling pool! My two love the idea of a pool but they always get cold really quickly and want to get out after 10 minutes so I have to admit we don’t bother with it very often. Yours looks immense though! #LivingArrows

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