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March 4 – Beeswax Candles + Chili Bar

This week, we’re hand dipping some beeswax candles! Should be very exciting and probably a bit messy. We’ll cover the tables with newspaper. If you have some, please bring it so we can spread out. Tutorials for this project are here and there’s a video here for prize-winning technique – you know, for when we …

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February 26 – Solar System + Snow Forts

We’ll do these things in whatever order the kids want, probably based on the cold. Brings lots of tea, chai or hot chocolate mix! This week we’ll let the kids organize a balloon planet series, hung from the ceiling and labelled, with stars and orbiting moons, for the kids to walk around and under. Please …

February 12 – Physical Fractions + Symmetry

We can make these paper plate fractions from here. More ideas for fractions here. Less a lesson than a way to interest kids in math all around us, we’re digging into basic concepts in physical ways. If you have a baking project or a manipulative to share, please bring it. The more ways to explore, …

February 5 – Pajamas, Puzzles + Playdough

Brought to you by the letter P. Please wear your favorite jammies! We’ll be comfy and cozy this week in our bedtime gear. Which feels like the perfect time to make puzzles, if you’re into those. If not, bring your board games! Or crafts! Let’s mix up our own play dough! This will be a …

January 29 – Art Books and Painting Mess, plus a Side of Breakfast

Aaaaaaaand we’re back! Hello, friends. I’m excited to be packing up my materials crate again. We have a couple of new families joining us this week! Let’s ease back in with some quiet arting… and games. Plan to make (and eventually clean) a giant art mess. Bring any art books you have lying around – …

December 18 – Cookie Swap @ the Emmings

Please join us for an informal tea party and cookie swap at the Emming house. (I’ll text the address, rather than post it here.) Come and go from 12 noon to 4pm this Wednesday. Open-ended play session at noon, starting with finger sandwiches, fruit and veggies. Feel free to bring something to share, if you …

December 11 – Pioneer Morning + PM Theatre

We’re power-free this morning! Just for the two hours before lunch, never fear. We’ll use this time to craft a yarn doll, practice whittling and take turns stringing popcorn on twine by candlelight. If anyone wants to make + write with berry ink, or any other pioneer-type craft or game, please bring the supplies (or …

November 20 – Hand Sewing, Cardboard Play + a Wrap Party Lunch

Too much? Possibly, but we’re whipping through projects lately, so… Let’s sew something! Please bring your scrap felt + fabric this week for some sewing practice. These pictures look super feminine, which wasn’t my intention. But as Wilder has sewn a knife, I swear there are more gender-neutrally inspiring things that I can’t find pictures …

November 13 – Collections + (More) Needle Felting

The way some people collect things… It’s fun to share the things that inspire us! This week, we’re bringing our collections to present and share. These do not have to be fancy, or even grouped and labelled – just bring whatever you guys collect. For example, we have jars of found glass, pinned bugs, myriad …

November 6 – Explore Time + Felting

It’s going to be excellent weather for outdoor play this week – in the 50s! Bring costumes if your kids still want to play in them, and we can still do all of the Halloween games we’re interested in. But topic-wise, I’m moving outside! Let’s try our hand at telling time using the sky and …