A more experienced homeschool mom of two high schoolers told me that if she could do it over again, she would go on more field trips. I took it to heart. We’ve been using our zoo membership, our children’s museum membership, hitting plays & ballets, and just getting out!
Field trips are a huge benefit of homeschooling. Your kids don’t have to sit at a desk for 6 hours each day to learn, so you can take advantage of learning opportunities anywhere at anytime. "The entire world is our classroom!"
Before we went to Fiber Fest, we read some related books.
Charlie Needs a Cloak by Tomie dePaola
Warm as Wool by Scott Russell Sanders
Farmer Brown Shears His Sheep: A Yarn About Wool by Teri Sloat
At Fiber Fest, we learned about many different fibers- cotton, wool, flax, angora, alpaca, and others. Here, Elijah is learning about flax and spinning some wool.
The boys also had the chance to do some welt felting. They made some little beads.
Modeling some HATS!
Watching an Angora goat get sheared.
Simon’s favorite find of the day- an Angora bunny!
The boys made flowers with the Quilter’s Club.
Elijah got to try weaving on a real loom.
We had a great time! Fiber Fest comes every year; you might want to consider going next year if it’s in your neck of the woods. If it’s not, find somewhere to take your kids! It’s good for all of us to get out and get the stink off! 🙂