This past week we sent out our nature box to Latvia! We loved being a part of the nature exchange! These are some of the finding we have left over. Hmmm…now where to put them all?
The boys helped as we identified some of our findings. It was hard work and a lot of research and picture comparing but it was a great learning experience. Here are some of the sites we used for our identification:
Acorn Identification Guide which brought us to this
and along the way we found an animal scat guide for all those times you run into something other than dog poo (yay) on the trail.
We found this one for moss and lichen in our area
and this for seaweed.
All packaged up and off it went with one of the leaf prints we made earlier this year and a feather for an added touch.
This week the boys and I made some yummy vegan rice crispy squares! We had found some vegan marshmallows at a local shop (oh so gooood!) and added a few of these even though they weren’t part of the recipe. I did add more dates and almond butter to make it all stick together more – I guess peanut butter must be stickier… Then we put dairy-free chocolate chips melted with a little almond milk on top. So good!
The boys are on their way to painting their five element stones. None of the paint stuck well except for the white so now they are painting them all white and then adding the colours on top. We shall see how it goes!
We watched this super cool video using a VW Beetle for instrumental sounds – watch all three versions, it’s very cool!
I made this super yummy soup originally posted by Dawn on FB but didn’t have enough garlic so we added powdered garlic later and oh, wow, maybe not the freshest thing but still did the job. The boys now love it on noodles too!
By the end of the week, we started to learn about space, again. It often comes back to space and I gotta say, it’s always very cool.
This is a great book and we have borrowed it from the library a multitude of times and really should purchase it at this point. We started from the beginning instead of jumping to where our question would be answered and found out exactly what light years really are and how to pronounce this number: 9,500,000,000,000. Not a good thing to do just before bed though, as there were a ton of questions swimming around in their heads!
I think we need to have a weekly question box blog post. We have a question box for those things that we can’t get to answering right away but somehow never get to it. Yes, a question box weekly blog post should do. 🙂
Today, we will be learning more about the weather, thanks to Mud Puddles ladies Dawn and Annie! Can’t wait!
What did you do last week? Anything cool and interesting that you’ve learned lately?