Those two words sounds very ominous together. What are we up to this week? Well, I’ll tell you… some pretty cool and magical stuff.
I hid their Backpack Bear in the homeschool room. J found it and pulled out this week’s theme card. It’s a little hard to read in the picture, but it says “Deception and Illusion.”
We picked up some neat books from the library, this time from the adult section, like with other adults, upstairs!! Books full of illusory drawings by people like M.C. Escher.
We played card tricks like pick a card and find it. J tried to do it after I did some with him, but for some reason it didn’t work for him. It’s magic!
And some sleight of hand tricks using an object under the buckets and mixing them up.
We did the wavy pencil trick where you make it look like it’s bending.
And showed how you can make something big go through the middle of a sheet of paper just by the way you cut it. They didn’t believe I could make the hole any bigger than the one on the right. It’s magic!
J worked on some code solving puzzles in an activity book.
I cut out two equal sized arcs and made it look like one way bigger than the other.
We also did two equal measures of water in different containers. Which one held more? Ahem, magic!
We read about how Eve was deceived in the garden of Eden and how to help recognize deception.
J helped me pick out a memory verse. “Let no one in any way deceive you.”
We also played a great making words card game called Quiddler,
drew and decorated themselves on the driveway,
read books up in the playhouse, and
painted with watercolors, making rainbows and “pokey dots!”