Due to chilly weather and a number of people away we postponed our Start of Summer Kick Off Party. Instead we met at the Monadnock co op in Keene, NH. There is a great grassy area where the kids enjoyed playing capture the flag, a great wall to bounce balls off, side walk chalk fun, hula hoops, bubbles, soccer etc. All within eyesight of an out side eating area were parents can enjoy a cup of coffee, snacks and watch the kids play. Hopefully the weather will be warmer next week so we can visit a local swimming area and have a picnic.
A quick talk the night sky in northern New England.
From moon phases to stars you can see and constellations.
Kids were offered a chance to create their own constellations and stories.
Then outside for sidewalk chalk, games and tag.
We had a variety of outside art projects.
One project involved food coloring and shaving cream.
Swirled together and then paper pressed to it to make some great swirly art.
Another project was spinning art, paint dropped on spinning paper.
A third project involved bubbles with food coloring blown onto paper for "bubble art" and we also offer the chance to make paper plate turtles.
The kids even squeezed in a game of tag at the end .
Outdoor Art Day rescheduled.
We unexpectedly had to change our plans for Outdoor Art Day. We rescheduled it for next week. Because the weather was beautiful we opted to still meet. We chose Wheelock Park in Keene. It is a great place to meet with many options for play. Some used the playground, others played basketball and some enjoyed socializing on the grass.
We took a look at an acorn opening up and it's stages into becoming a tree.
Also took a look at how other seeds open up.
Each child was given an already soaked bean seed and a clear plastic cup.
A damp paper towel was placed inside.
Hopefully children can watch their bean grow through the clear side.
Looking forward to progress reports on everyone's bean growth next week.
I posted some shots of ours after two days.
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