Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Day 9: How tent-children play

Who needs TV when you have all these great trees to climb, branches to turn into swords, and firewood to make forts?

Here's a sampling of a bit of my children's itinerary from today.  They've had a hectic schedule, exploring nature and making toys and tools out of nature. ;)  Captions of what's going on are below the picture:
Building a "couch" out of cut lumber.

Testing tools in the dirt.

Simone, getting ready to make a castle for her doll out of firewood.  At the moment this picture was taken, she's saying: "But I'm not done with my project yet!  Don't take a picture!"

Jack designing some air conditioning units for our campsite, using the branches as fans.

Andrew, testing weaponry to keep the rooster and his harem away from our food. I promise, no animals were harmed in the taking of this picture.

We put some honey and a piece of lumber on the ground, and we'll watch it over the next 2 weeks to see what ecosystems come to live under it.

Jack made a toy cherry, tying a leaf to a "pokey-ball" (as we call them...not exactly their scientific name).

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