Our kids had a fantastic time learning how to create circuits, and trim and heat-shrink wires. They also had a chance to use a scroll saw to cut out cardboard masks. Once cut, the kids used their circuits to attach led lights that were powered with the circuits the kids made and attached batteries. Science is awesome!
Here at City Kids, we like to make time to just have some fun! During a full day at a local farm, the kids watched a dog show, went on a wagon ride, watched pig races, played in a giant pile of corn, had a short pumpkin growing lesson from a truly hilarious farmer, picked pumpkins, went down some slides, jumped on giant pillows, chased each other around a corn maze for an hour (at least!), and toasted more marshmallows than anyone needs to eat. City Kids knows how to party!
For our religions of the world unit, one of our parents taught a wonderfully engaging lesson on Hinduism. The children listened to ancient stories about Gods and Goddesses, learned about the use of incense, and practiced meditation. We talked about the way these narrative function, in part, to encourage understanding of the complex world in which we live.