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So the summer list begins

poi spinning 2

BL has decided the summer list for 2014 needs to be started. She loved last year’s so much, and she is brimming over with new ideas. Not that she’s going to leave off any favourites from last year.

poi spinning 3

A new one on the list is poi spinning. All three children want to learn to use my poi properly. We’ve made a start. I taught AJ a few moves and she taught BL, who will in turn teach TF (maybe with my help). Our cottage ceilings are so low that there is no chance of doing this inside. For us, it is very much a summer activity that we do outside.

poi spinning

I’m no expert, but I love poi spinning and I can see the children are enjoying it too. It takes a lot of coordination and concentration to stop the strings becoming tangled.

At the end of our session, the two girls decided to make up a dance routine, using one poi each. They had so much fun. It really was a joy to watch.

bug houseAnother activity on the list is making bug houses. BL helped her father collect bamboo and cut it down to size. They resurrected an old bug house and wedging the cut down lengths into the house.

We already have a couple of bug houses in the garden, which the bees are busy filling. This new one will soon be up with them. Cutting up the bamboo is a slow process. I’m sure she will be out in the workshop again this weekend, helping.bug house making

So two activities from the summer list are on the way. Judging by her list, I think we are all in for an interesting time! It is a nice respite from all the hurly burly of end of term plays, concerts and trips still to prepare for.

Joining in with the ever inspiring Fiona, over at Coombe Mill, with the #CountryKids linky. Over later to see what everyone else is up to, once the summer fete is ticked off today.

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