The end of last year we were using Project Passport: The Middle Ages by Homeschool in the Woods. We did a quick trip through the study but didn’t quite finish it all before we left for America. (We did have a house to pack up before we left!) We finished our lapbooks and completed one more project after we returned from overseas, and we’ve also been catching up on some extra reading. The kids had been looking forward to this project. They had completed the colouring before we left, we only had to cut out the pieces and assemble the ship. By this time we were in our caravan full-time so we had to make do with what we had.
We didn’t have any fabric sitting around, so we used a paper towel for the sail. It worked well enough. We coloured them with markers. I think I actually used two paper towels, folded and taped together at the bottom.
We didn’t have any bamboo skewers so the kids trolled the area for just the right twigs to use for the mast and oars.
We only used one milk carton per boat, so we only had the nice pointy part at one end. Shhhh! I don’t think the kids minded.
LadyBug was happy to decorate her sail with butterflies and flowers in bright colours.
As soon as the boats were finished, much pretend play commenced.
And then they went outside to this. One of my favourite pictures.
This camping spot we stayed at had a tyre swing and an old-fashioned tall metal slide. So fun. And to keep it real…you’ll notice one of my kids is absent from these pictures. (Well, two, but one of them is too young to make a Viking ship!) Homeschooling is not always like the pictures in the catalogues! Sometimes your kid won’t want to do a project. Or want to cooperate at all. And that’s okay. Homeschooling is a journey that takes more than one day.
Note: I was not given this product in exchange for review. Just really enjoyed it!