Preschool Activities have been a must for us this year. I did a post with 8 preschool activities that we did last week.
Even though I do plan some separate activities for Addie I really like that she can join in on a lot of the activities we do in My Father’s World. This year we are doing Exploring Countries and Cultures which focuses on world geography.
One thing we did the first week, to help the kids understand how a round globe can be put on a map and also how and why there are distortions on an atlas or map versus a globe, was to make globes on oranges.
They worked hard and had fun.
This is exactly the kind of thing Addie loves to be a part of. Even though she doesn’t understand a lot of what she’s doing, it is amazing what she does understand.
Ella’s finished product!
Then we peeled the oranges and showed them how a map changes when it goes from a round globe to a flat map. FYI, I would have used a clementine that isn’t as juicy as the juice from the orange wiped off some of the marker.
Enough about week 1 though, this post is about week 2! Here’s what we did:
We went to Duluth, Minnesota and had a mini vacation. Almost all the public schools in Minnesota and Wisconsin start school after Labor Day so that’s exactly when we love to go. The weather is nice, the rates are cheaper and there are no lines or crowds.
We went to the local museum.
Hung out by Lake Superior.
We also had fun at The Edge waterpark in Duluth.
If you are a homeschooler, and near Duluth in the off season, just give The Edge a call and ask them for their 50% off homeschooling discount.
Grab some fellow friends…
and find some new ones:).
There are some things that are harder about homeschooling, but there are also some serious advantages!
Here are Kirk and I chatting about homeschooling on our way up to Duluth.
Blessings to you in your fun traditions,