Monday, 17 March 2014

Art with magazines

My girls love to make a mess and home schooling them means sometimes I have to let there be messy times.

Art session

For today's art session I gave the girls lots of old magazines I found from various places around our house when I was doing a bit of a sort out.  The girls thought this was great and started cutting up the magazines and arranging the pieces into collages, they also created their own magazine from lots of different pieces.

They sat around the table with their chocolate milk, magazines, scissors and glue sticks, I could hear them chortling with laughter for a good hour.  I think they're so lucky to have each other so close in age, they're the best of friends.

The girls seemed to enjoy having a break from maths, I am relentless with the maths lessons!  It's good to not take life so seriously all the time.





I feel so privileged being able to home educate my children.  Whenever people hear that I home educate and/or that I have lots of children, they always so things like; 'You're brave!' or 'You must be mad!' but it's not mad, I feel it's the best possible thing I could have done with my life.  Yes it's hard work but it's also the greatest fun and I never want it to end.


19 comments:

  1. I love your art session! So many happy faces!

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    1. I love to see their smiling faces!

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  2. I used to do this with magazines when I was younger. It just brought back so many memories. What a lovely post. Great pictures looks like fun was had by all! #letkidsbekids

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  3. My toddler is a virus magnet and everytime theres a new virus in town he gets it. This is making me think of home schooling. I still have time to think things over but home schooling is very very enticing at the moment. Especially after seeing how happy looking your kids are. But my only problem is

    #letkidsbekids

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    1. Well I'm biased but I'd definitely recommend home schooling!

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  4. this looks like great fun. id love to home educate my son and posts like this are so inspiring, thank you for sharing #letkidsbekids

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    1. I'm glad this has inspired you, home educating is definitely worth the effort.

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  5. Looks like a really fun art session. Great idea, my kids would love that too. Lovely pics :)
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

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  6. What a fantastic idea. The girls look very happy! I would have chosen this over maths any day! #letkidsbekids

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    1. In all fairness, so would I but for some reason I just seem to mostly teach maths, oh my poor children! ;)

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  7. Love this, it's such a great activity - I used to love doing this :) #LetKidsBeKids

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  8. Magazines are such a great resource, we've used them for lots of things.

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    1. I have had quite a magazine addiction in the past but trying to curb it now, at least the children have enjoyed them too!

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  9. Wow looks great fun! I cant imagine home educating...I wouldnt know where to start. Some of the things they do at school are so advanced already and they are only 6 and 4!!!!

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    1. I learn so many things as I help them learn!

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