|Partially finished School Room|
The picture doesn't give a clear view of all the desks, but there are three. One for both of the boys, and one for me. I also have an armoire with my computer in it on the other side of the tall bookshelves. All of the girls toys are on the other side of the desks so that they have a play area. I have a white cabinet (I know, white doesn't go with my black stuff!) that holds our supplies across from the desks. It's all coming together - now if I could just get organized! -- The unorganized state of the school area is the reason I haven't been on the computer to post, I'm not ready for the kids to be down here because they would just mess with everything that isn't organized, especially the baby.
One of the big, fun things we did recently was go to Kaleidoscope. It's a fun children's art creation studio. The kids get to go in to all these different art stations and just create. In one station we made butterflies. It was so much fun, but we only get 30 minutes to go through the whole thing. Each station takes probably 10-15 minutes, and there are quite a few stations. The good thing is, they are free and you can come back after your session to the next session so that they can finish up the projects they started and move on to the next stations! The kids had so much fun. If you're ever in Kansas City and need something to do, this is at Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri! Another fun thing we did while we were out there was a cool exhibit they had in Crown Center called Animal Tails & Trails - I'm not sure how much longer it's up, but I think next month a Dinosaur exhibit starts. They are free exhibits, and they are fun! The kids got to explore a trail of different exotic animals. They got to sit on a camel's back, swing on a monkey's rope, and jump like a kangaroo on a trampoline.
I've never really looked in to any of the resources in my area that could help with learning. Crown Center, I always knew it existed, but I never realized that some of it was free. There are, of course, a lot of things there that AREN'T free, and we probably won't experience those very often, but I'm excited to learn that there are some awesome free things. As I learn more about some of the free resources in my area, I'll be sure to post them. If you're a homeschooling family, these things will be good for your family in the future. If you find resources that I don't mention here in the near future, please let me know so that we can let others know as well.
What are some fun, free things you like to do with your family?
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