The Letter B

In a rare, but welcomed, moment of academics, Monkey Nose found an alphabet themed workbook and decided to do some “work”. My only instructions were to find a crayon or pencil, open the book and find a page she would like to color. She picked the page with the letter B and started coloring, talking about the pictures of things that begin with /b/, and what the letter looks like.

She was showing so much interest, I decided to open up the “work” a little by writing an uppercase B on the easel paper. MN came right over, so I showed her how to feel the crayon-wax making the shape of the letter. When she picked up a crayon to color there, I walked away.

A few minutes later, she exclaimed, “I made a B!” So proud of herself! She went on to draw a picture of herself and a “tiny boat with a bumblebee inside.”

Here is a picture of the artist and her work!



Scotland, and a short break

This week, we will be “traveling” to Scotland, home of rolling green hills, men wearing skirts, and Nessy.

Also, on Thursday, Friday, (and Saturday), we will be at our bible fellowship’s Children’s Camp, so I don’t have anything scheduled for those days. However, I will list a few additional activities and interesting links under the calendar for anyone interested. Just don’t expect to see any pictures of those in the album at the end of summer (because we’re not doing them!).

So, here it is!









The Bluebells of Scotland

Clap Yer Handies

Ally Bally Bee

Children’s Fellowship Summer Camp


Tell Loch Ness Monster stories

Tell “Once Upon a Time” stories

Robert the Bruce and the Spider


Go “fishing” in Loch Ness

Make a castle board game

Dancing to Scottish music


Make kilts from paper bags

Sink or Float experiments

Make spiders from playdough

Extra Activities:

Make a Nessy puppet

Build “Hadrian’s Wall” with blocks

Golf 🙂

Have a HIghland Games competition

Bake Scottish Shortbread

Have fun this week, and we’ll see you when we get back from our other camp adventure!