Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Knights and Princesses At Home Ed Group

Our theme for this weeks group session was Knights and Princess, and Hannah was really looking forward to it. She was so excited that we actually arrived 35 mins early to our session and the adventure playground wasn't even open yet!

So we waited!!
And finally got inside - and Hannah unpacked all our materials ready for the craft in super quick time, she really couldn't wait to get started!
We began by reading the story of 'Herb The Vegetarian Dragon' to set the scene for the crafts,
and then set about painting a giant group dragon to hang outside. One of the wooden play structures is a castle, so we had to have a dragon!.
Then it was time to make princess crowns, necklaces, rings and swords.

Hannah wrote 'i love me' on her crown :-)
Once all the crafts were done we had lunch and a play session. It was a beautiful mild day and so nice to sit in the sun watching the children run around.
We finished the session by hanging the dragon outside so that the children could rescue 'Princess Sarah' (see her blog here) from his fiery wrath - although i'm pretty sure Jack thought it more fun to slay his mum than the dragon lol!!

Another fun filled day with our homeschooling friends :-)


Barbara said...

Hello! I've been reading your blog for quite a while now and I love to hear what you both get up to. I'm thinking of homeschooling my four year old and wondered if you could give me some advice or tips? Your blog shows how happy Hannah is and how it's possible to home educate and still have friends!. Thank you in advance for any help. Jo

Devonmama said...

That sounds like a really fun day! Your playground there looks great, hope you enjoyed the sun x

Becks said...

Sounds like a great day.
I just have to comment on Hannah's jacket too - it is beautiful. Did you make it yourself?

Susie (September) said...

Hi Jo, I think the best advice i can give you is to be flexible, find a good group to join and go for it!! It's a wonderful adventure :-)Feel free to email me if you'd like to chat about homeschooling (septemberchild@btinternet.com)

Becks, i SO wish i was clever enough to make a jacket like that, it's beautiful isn't it! Dh actually found it in the charity box at work (he works for a hospice) and bought it before it made it to the shop! Would you believe it's actually a Next one!

My Urban Child said...

The playground is nice ,Wooden Play Structures in playground should be a place where children can have fun. They can also learn how to share and take turns with other children. Many essential skills are learned through playing such as coordination and following rules.