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 …

AR – March 7: Engineering a Town + Cereal Celebration

It’s time for cityscaping! Jennifer’s family is dropping off bicycle boxes for us to use to build a town. We’ll move the tables and chairs to make room for building a full town. Everyone can have their own space/box – whether it’s a house or a business is up to each kiddo! – to decorate …

AR – February 28: Petless Show + Tell

It’s the moment we’ve alllllllll been waiting for: seeing everyone’s pets! I’m not sure how this one will go…. Please bring whatever your children would like to use to show us their pets and answer any questions about them. This can be a science-project-style poster board or a stop-motion video or a stuffy parade, whatever …

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