In going back through these pictures I realized I somehow managed to not take one single picture of our Day 1 week. Among other things, we did a little light box project that the kids really enjoyed. It helped show them just how dark it was before God created light. And honestly, it was a good object lesson even for me. I guess I never fully realized just how complete that darkness was.
The light box was just a shoe box that the kids painted black inside. We cut a hole in one end and I placed an object in it while their eyes were closed and then they had to try to guess what was in there by looking through the hole. Of course, you couldn't see even a speck of light so they wouldn't have a clue what the object was. Then we cut a hole in the side of the box and put a flashlight up to it and then they could see. It was a fun little project that helped us understand the creation of light.
Our day 2 week we talked about the separating of the waters and how God created the sky in between them. I found the idea for "Sky Jello" on Pinterest and we attempted it for ourselves. It didn't turn out as good as the original, but it was still cute and a fun little cooking project.
They thought it was really yummy too. : )
For a science project that week, we made a cloud identifier and we took it outside to see the different types of clouds. It could have been fun if there had actually been any clouds that week. It was mostly just smoke/exhaust/whatever from planes.
For math I made up this little cloud game. She put the corresponding number of smaller "clouds" on each bigger cloud, and then we did some really simple and basic addition with it by picking two clouds and combining their smaller clouds to see what we got.
Another fun thing we did was make soap clouds. I also found this idea on Pinterest. We put a bar of Ivory soap in the microwave for about 2 minutes.
And it would puff up into these cool clouds.
She had fun watching that happen.
Afterwards, we crumbled the clouds all up into flakes/crumbs, added a little bit of water and food coloring and pressed the mix into cookie cutters to make soap bars for the kids.