Today was a BUSY day at the library! First we watched "The Princess & The Frog" and colored Christmas pictures. (We also made "welcome home daddy" pictures because he was returning from a business trip that night! ) We really like that movie!
Making our Christmas pictures
After that, we went for a quick lunch at McDonalds. We don't eat there often, but Daddy had left us some money for a "treat out" so decided to buy 60 chicken nuggets to share! That's right.. 60! LOL!
When we were done with lunch, we headed back to the library to play some Bingo!
Getting our cards and trinkets ready
RW picked all buttons to use for his. IC wanted all the macaronis. AJ picked small rocks
Even though there were a lot more older ladies and a couple older gentlemen, we did run into a some of our friends who are also homeschoolers! They wanted to sit at our table, while the Mommas all sat at another table. :)
Talking with our friends
Figuring out which numbers were just called
IC checking out the prizes on the table.
AJ even won a round! Look at his cool prizes he picked out!
IC also won a round! He got three Arthur Christmas books!
We all had a great time and even though RW didn't win, he said that he had a lot of fun. We hope the library decides to do Bingo again soon!
So, we found out that our local library has a teen center. And while none of us are really teens, the helpful ladies at the library said that RW, at least, can participate in some of the things that they do there!
RW & Momma waiting for the activities to begin..
Today they were doing a "Gross Science Projects" activity. There were four different things that we did.
The first was learning how our body digests food.. and makes poop!
The Body's Digestive System
First, we took some Spaghetti O's and some bread and put them in a bowl...
Then we took a masher and mashed the "meal". The masher was like our teeth.
What the food looks like after it is chewed.. yum.. LOL!
Then we put the chewed food into a food processor. This is like what our stomach's do to the food.
The librarian added vinegar to be like the acid in our stomachs
Round and round the food goes... being ground up really little to get ready for the next step!
Getting the intestines ready! (They were really nylons.. haha)
Pouring the "mush" into the nylons.. like our stomachs into the intestines.
Making sure all the food goes in.. (There were a lot of "ewwww's" going on.. LOL!)
Squeezing the food down to the very end
And, after all the liquid has been squeezed out, the stuff that comes out the end.. POOP!
(even more Ewww's and laughs at this)
The second thing we did was to make Blood!!
First, put water in the ziplock bag
Next comes chocolate sauce
Then the corn syrup
Add some red food coloring.. we found that it takes about 6-9 drops
Squish it all together, and you get blood! Mwahahaha
Third, we learned why our bodies make boogers, and then we made snot!
We put some water in a bowl along with some geletin
Then added some green food coloring
And stirred it all up
It was all green and liquidy
Spreading the "snot" out to let it cool and harden
It got hard and just like boogers
One of the girls being silly with the "boogers" LOL!
Last, we made "Exploding Soap"
The librarian put a bar of soap in the microwave
We were all waiting to see what would happen....
After a minute, it doubled in size!!
One of the boys being silly pretending to eat it LOL!
RW also being silly with the soap
Watching from a distance.. the second bar of soap.. this time for 2 minutes..
This one got really huge!
It looked like a brick! But it felt like a sponge.. it was really cool!
Great group of kids! (with a couple missing.. they had to leave a little early)
We had a fun time! Can't wait to go back! :) We are going to find out if they have other things to do. We plan to do a lot of really great things this year!!