Today, dear readers, the kids and I went on our first official homeschool field trip.
Although we are not starting any formal lessons until the Bitsy girl turns the big “5”, we do some preschool-type learning activities. Both girls have varying interests, and both my husband and I have helped them learn about animals, music, art, the outdoors, etc. We do crafts, we draw, we paint, and we do headstands sometimes.
You know, pretty standard preschool activities that a lot of stay-at-home moms do anyway.
I ventured into the “big city”, Madison, with three children in tow. (Note: Baby Brother did not make it into any of these photos because he spent the day in the Moby, mostly asleep.
First we went to the Overture Center to see Daniel Tiger live. We don’t watch many cartoons in our house, but Daniel Tiger is one I feel I can fully endorse. He was created out of the old Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood show, and the themes are almost always great life lessons for preschoolers:
“If you’re feeling frustrated, take a step back and ask for help.” (I need this one sometimes.)
“If you have to go potty, stop, and go right away.”
“Clean up, pick up, put away. Clean up everyday.” (My husband might need this one sometimes. And I do, too!)
This was the girls’ first time in a big theater that did not exclusively play moves. They loved the experience, and they really enjoyed the show!
Afterwards, I intended to drive past the capitol building so we could just look at it. Since the weather was so nice, the girls asked if we could go into the “capitol castle”, as they called it. So we did!
These little legs climbed ALL of the staircases in this building. Phew.
(Also, please take note of Squishy Bean’s lovely leggings, socks, and shoe combo.)
Of course, two out of the three of these kids fell asleep on the way home. We had quite a fun afternoon.
And, if I do say so myself, a very successful first field trip for our homeschool…
…I didn’t lose any kids!