Thursday, March 04, 2010

A Color Study

One of the cool things about homeschooling is I get to do things with my kids. Which means I get to see them see it and hear what they are thinking as things happen. It's a really neat experience.

This past week, we have been doing some fun things with colors. To brighten things up in the midst of what has been a very dreary and entirely too snowy winter. We used food coloring to make colored water one day and then experimented with mixing the different colors together to see what would happen.

We have also melted crayon shavings together to make 'new' crayons. I like these. They are very sturdy!

And finally, with Elizabeth's latest boo-boo, we have made rainbow Jell-O. The kids delighted in the pouring of each new color on top of the old color and seeing the thin line where the two colors meshed.
Now...they are looking forward to enjoying their Jell-O treat as dessert tonight!

I am just loving these bright pictures...don't they just make you feel like Spring is that much closer??


The Bouldins said...

lovely! and fun ideas to brighten the blahs!

Christine said...

Homeschooling is so much fun. You are such a creative mama! I love the crayons and the jello! Blessings!

Cheeky Maiden said...

spring?!? you mean this winter has an end?!?

Jana (sidetrack'd) said...

What fun and colorful ideas! I can't wait for Spring!

Amy said...

Great ideas Aubrey! Love the pics!

Anonymous said...

Those really are some great ideas. How do you find the time to home school with so many little kids in the house? I really would like to home school, but with four under five, I don't know how to do it.