Acting Class Review

In the spring, my daughter has acting class. My hope is that the class encourages her self confidence and to speak her mind even if she feels silly. Also, improving her problem solving and creativity skills along the way. Maybe she will become a great leader one day.


Magical Door


This is the first time both my girls took the same class. My oldest daughter has taken classes at Seattle Children’s Theater and Redmond Academy of Theatre Arts.

There are similarities and differences between the two classes but she had fun at both locations which is the most important thing.

Similarities:

  • Both locations exercise my daughter’s imagination.
  • The Magical Door is the last activity at both schools (Pictured above at Redmond Academy of Theatre Arts).
  • Expanding their vocabulary with Theater terms.

Difference:

    Seattle Children Theatre has different classes for specific age groups.
    Redmond Academy of Theatre Arts has a age range, preschool 2-5 years old then 5-8 years old and so on.
    I love the Storytime Drama class at SCT. Kids read a story then act it out. They also color in each class.
    At Redmond Academy of Theatre Arts, teaches different dancing techniques and terms.

Both great schools for different reasons just depends on what you are looking for.

(Magic Door at Seattle Children Theater.)

Ornithology – Bird Feeder Craft

Did you know? Ornithology is the study of birds. A department of zoology.

4H Project – Day 1

Today we are making bird feeders. My daughter received a bird feeder kit for her birthday in May. This 4H challenge was a prefect excuse to use it.

Review

For those of you who didn’t see my earlier post, 4H has a September challenge with 30 days of activities. Kids who participate have a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship. Isn’t that amazing. To see the list of the daily activities and my earlier post, click here.

Day 1 Activity – Bird Feeder

My niece and daughter (both over 4 years old) made bird feeders from ‘scratch’, aka not assembled. They started by painting each wood panel. Everything was included with the kit; paint, brushes, glue and even string to tie the bird feeder to a tree branch.

Blue was a popular color for everyone. Sometimes I wish the kits included twice as much blue than any other color.

Did you know? Birds can see in color and actually more colors than the human eye due to an additional color cones in their retina that are sensitive to ultraviolet range. Pretty cool.

As for my little 22 month old, I found a preassembled bird house at the dollar store which I can only find there in the spring. I recommend picking a couple up and saving the bird feeders for a rainy day.

As you can see she has picked the color blue as well. She didn’t last as long as the big kids. Mainly painted the roof then moved on but still pretty cute with the birds on the sides.

The dollar store’s bird feeder included 2 clear acrylic panels to hold in the bird seed. I recommend removing them before the paint is opened otherwise the clear panels are not so clear anymore.

Conclusion

Here is the final project…

The Kit:

The preassembled Bird Feeder is made by

MasterPieces Works of Ahhh Silk Screened Bird Feeder Wood Paint Kit available at Amazon.

Update:

After almost a month in the backyard, the bird seed is almost gone. Guess it is time to refill it. We are happy the birds have an extra food supply going into these cold months and the feeder is holding up to the weather conditions.

Mathematics- Puzzle and Pegs

We are a member of Amazon STEM club.

PlayMonster Lauri Number Puzzle Boards & Pegs

We are members of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) club at Amazon. I recommend to all my friends looking for a monthly subscription to a educational stem program to join this one. They do a great job of sending an assortment of subjects and wonderfully priced.

For our June project, we received a mathematics toy, PlayMonster Lauri Number Puzzle Boards & Pegs. My 1 almost 2 year old loved assembling the puzzles and staking he pegs. She would play with it for hours.

However, my oldest (5 year old) assembled it quickly (maybe 20 minutes) then move on. You can’t see her in the photos below but she is the reason the pegs are matching on each tile and a rainbow pattern.

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