It may be school holidays….

painting marble game blueTake one cereal box, a choice of paints and a bag of marbles, and what do you get?

playing marble game2

Answer: A morning of fun.

playing marble game

Also a great way to practise some adding up too. Learning should always be this fun, don’t you think?

(Each arch had a number: 5, 10, 15. Marble goes through and the number is added to total.)


Off in the kitchen, Eldest made flapjacks.

bean bursting out of bag

Next on to botany.

(Does this remind anyone else of a flamingo?)

Moon bean is ready for potting up.

(Wondering if it may be a mistake to name a plant? Especially one that other creatures like to munch.)

bean roots

We’ve watched the beans split. We’ve discussed why the roots might develop before the stem. Now it’s time to rescue this plant from its confines.

open up bean bag

I’m sure there was almost an audible sigh from that bean, as the bag was split open.

bean planted in pot

Good luck, little runner bean.

(Best tip I ever received from a successful female boss was to wear red nail varnish if you want to garden at the weekends and still look presentable at work the next day. BL is embracing this notion early.)


Next up. Lego. What can I say about Lego that hasn’t already been said? Engineering, design, creative thinking and more. Undoubtedly, another worthy learning activity during the holiday.

chocolate cake

 Meanwhile, in the kitchen Eldest made cake. All by herself.

School may be out, but long live learning!

By the end of the day, I felt like I had achieved nothing. Dispiriting. Then I looked back at the photos on my camera and realised that I had helped others achieve. And that, I believe, is an achievement on its very own.




4 thoughts on “It may be school holidays….

  • Friday 11 April, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    You are having a very productive time in the holidays. My lot broke up this afternoon and I have lots planned to keep them busy. Will had just seen the Lego creations and is very impressed with them.

    • Tuesday 15 April, 2014 at 2:55 pm

      We’re half way through now. A bit sad its going say fast. TF loved Will’s comment. Thank you! 🙂

  • Saturday 12 April, 2014 at 1:23 am

    Busy fun, I love it!!!

    • Tuesday 15 April, 2014 at 2:51 pm

      Isn’t it the best kind of fun!

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