M – September 26: Tie-Dye + Messy Painting

This was pretty popular last time, so we’re excited to tie-dye again! We’ll be taking turns, dying wet items in shallow bowls or tubs. I have a set of colorful dies + plenty of rubber bands, plus a shibori kit to share, but no extra dye-able gear. Adults are welcome to dye too! Please bring …

M – September 19: Soccer + Artist Trading Cards

Our semester plan is here! Download to plan in advance or be surprised each week – up to you! And thanks, everyone, for your theme ideas + input at our planning session. We’ll set up a soccer game in the morning, learn rules (or not), make teams +  play. Adults too! We have pinnies for …

AR – May 9: Alice in Wonderland Tea Party (+ Make-up Water Day)

Prepare for our end-of-semester party, the Alice in Wonderland tea! We are planning to create a long table, like in the story, where we can all sit outdoors with myriad teapots and enjoy a feast of yummy foods. Jennifer sent the most magical list of party ideas. Can everyone try to watch the movie/read the …

AR – May 2: Water, Water, Water, Goop

Okay, it better be warm, because we’re doing the blasters again! We’re setting up for the usual watery mayhem with whatever your kids like to use. I will bring some water balloons – just know that we’ll spend some time picking the pieces out of the grass later on – and have asked for access …

AR – April 18: Slime Science + Easter-themed Games

Easter-themed Hide + Seek Games! Please bring a dozen (or some even number you’ll remember) refillable, plastic eggs for each of your children + a bucket or bag to carry them. We’ll fill the eggs together and hide them for a group hunt. It doesn’t matter what you bring to fill the eggs – anything …

AR – April 11: Knife Skills + First Aid

Yep, we’re doing the stuff with alllllll the sharp edges. We’ll talk first about the blood barrier/blood circle – or watch this intro to carving + chat at home. Please bring whatever knives you + your kids are comfortable using. We can search for sticks or bring our own. We can also “carve” apple swans. …

AR – April 4: Candle-Making + Fishing Adventure

Wilder’s dipped candle (2020) Candle-making time! Please bring whatever supplies you’d like to use for making candles. I have several pounds of organic beeswax pastilles I’ll bring to share, and I have wicking for dipped candles (it’s not thick enough for poured). Those who wish to pour candles, which is easier, will need to buy …

AR – March 28: Rock Pounding + Stone Soup

We’re breaking rocks! Bring some collected rocks to try smashing, preferably different colors, plus a hammer + a pair of goggles/eye protection. We’re going to pound rocks to see what’s inside! We can bring bowls and jars to collect different colors of grit and powder to make pourable, sand-style art in small jars. Gray (her …

AR – March 21: Character Day

This is a BIG one, as you’ll see below. If you want to read through the options with your kids, it might narrow your scope a bit. Zack (and Alison!) has spent a lot of time organizing this one and there are many options for play here. “Zack has been working hard at figuring out …

AR – March 14: Town II, Mummies + Potato Chips

Town II. If our boxes have survived (fingers crossed, two snows later!), we’ll resurrect Boxtown. We’ll need more duct tape, glue and sharpies – and of course a new mayor! We can check on this project first, and then move the other stuff around depending on how well the boxes have held up and whether …

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