Play- dough

  • 2 cups of plain flour
  • 2 tbsp. of cooking oil
  • 1 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup of salt
  • food coloring

  • Add the food coloring to the water.
  • Place all of the ingredients in a medium size or large pan.
  • Cook slowly on medium to high heat and stir until the playdough thickens.
  • Done, very simple!

Fun for all ages!


Micro Macro

Check out this cute mini science lesson made using food.
My monkeys enjoyed it:

Micro Macro from Encyclopedia Pictura on Vimeo.

What are some of your favorite educational videos?


Physical Education

One of our Home Education goals is to visit new parks in our city.  One such park had a really fantastic playground for the five and under set- The monkeys were not impressed and I was watching the day go down hill when I saw- literally 'a down hill'. 
We ended up spending almost an hour tumbling down this hill and the monkeys said it was the best day ever. 


Music: Guitar

Playing music is not my strong suit.  I played the flute for a few years in elementary school but never took lessons outside of school.  It is important to me to give the monkeys some sort of music lessons.  My older son took violin lessons when he was younger as part of a Suzuki program.  My husband plays the guitar and so we figured this would be a good instrument to start with.  At the very least they can play for the ladies in college.

They start they have been 'jamming' at home and had one lesson this week- Next week we start private music lessons in a more intensive setting.
I'll keep you posted.