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Happy second Easter! I plan to set up outside + stay out there much of the day, enjoying the sunshine (74º)! Bring a blanket or chair for seating + any other stuff you’ll need to stay comfy under the trees. We’ll start our day with a group game, developed by Elliott.

Circle at 10:30am with Monica, just after our opening game/activity, to introduce the day’s theme + schedule. We’re practicing this opening for our group every week, but it is not required. If anyone has strong feelings about this, let’s practice respectfully opting out (remaining outdoors or sitting quietly in a chair are great choices).

We’ll have a couple of science experiments today. Dissolving peeps first! We’ll prep these outdoors, probably along the entry area bricking, and the kids can watch them dissolve through the day. We’ll need a package or two of peeps, if someone wants to volunteer to bring these (use the comments), + I’ll bring a stack of glass jars with some acids + a lemon. If you have another set of 4 jars, we can do two rounds. Please prep your kiddos that science experiments are to watch, not to touch, as poking peeps deeper into their liquid will effect the outcome…

Onto milk plastic toys…. We’ll be taking turns doing rounds of this experiment, 2-3 kids at a time. If you have a small figurine mold, this is where we’ll use those again. (If not, don’t worry, I have some small blocks molds, and the kids can color + finish them.) For this one, we’ll need 2% milk, vinegar + food coloring. These will dry in our kitchen cupboard until next week.

Can we add slime into the mix today? The other experiments are largely hands-off. I think we have lots of glue in our bin still, like 1/2 gallon. Anyone want to bring other slime ingredients?

1 o’clock is egg hunt time! We’ll prep all along, so we’re ready to go. Please bring something to stuff inside of plastic eggs + some eggs. We’re aiming for 10 eggs per kiddo, so bring enough to fill as many eggs as your kids will need. (We’ll be mixing everything together + extras will be used on additional rounds.)

For next week, let’s discuss talk about who wants to dissect what + get a group order going.

This week, it’s all optional! Please bring:
Martin Family – It’s your turn to bring a game/activity for everyone to play in the morning!
Milk plastic toy molds + a pint of 2% milk
*Does anyone want to volunteer to bring slime ingredients? We have glue.*
Lunch, snacks + drinks for your people

Up next:

April 17 Dissection Day (Emming)
Owl pellets / Group dissection (order materials) / National Cheese Ball Day

April 24 – Rocks + Spray Paint (Jordan/Germé)
Concrete molds for garden art + planters (looking at you, mushrooms!) /
Rock painting, rock pets + whatever else / Make silly trophies for field day

April 28 – Field Trip to Colorado Railroad Museum @ 12 noon (will reschedule – they’re full!)

May 1 LARPing (Soccer)
Live action role playing that usually involves the making of foam weapons
+ a sword “battle” / Makeup + costumes / Breakfast for lunch, potluck style

May 8 Dog Olympics / Track + Field Day / Popsicle Party (Obstacle course)
Obstacle course for people + dogs /  Water balloon catapult /
Challenges to win silly, spray-painted trophies (here, or here) /
We’ll end our semester with a smorgasbord of popsicles!

May 14-16 Camping at Sand Dunes National Park
We’re starting to get organized for this trip. If you’d like to reserve a spot, please text
Christine to let her know!

August 20-23 Camping at Pickle Gulch Park in Nederland

September 11 First day of Fall Semester 2023

In case you missed it, review + download our spring session calendar.

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