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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Inspired Wednesday - Make a Scavenger Hunt

This week we traveled to the Cedar Creek Art Gallery to learn about art.  From the website, this sounded like a fascinating place - but it included a very wide variety of work!  With pottery, jewelry, metalwork, glassblowing, knitting, and much more, I wasn't sure how to help the kids focus in on any part of what they were seeing.  It sounded as if any of us could easily become overwhelmed.

Anybody ever see a dog ride a motorcycle before??

Thus was born our scavenger hunt.  I gave the kids a list of items to find.  They each took along their digital cameras and a list of the items, determined to find each item.  Their list included things like 'piece made for holding items,' 'piece that hangs on the wall,' 'piece with more than four colors,' and 'most expensive piece.'  It was fun to see the kids tip-toeing carefully through the gallery, leaning around corners and bending to see tags.  They were very intent on their work!

We happened to visit on a gorgeous day, and some work was displayed outside, too, so we visited in the gardens and checked out each bench.  Such is how friendships grow!

We stopped long enough to take a group picture of most of our kids while we explored this beautiful fireplace and the pottery on it.  After heading outside for some tag in the yard, most of us headed back inside to contemplate purchases - and I was happy to see how much my kids remembered about the work that they saw.

What do you do to help your kids slow down and focus?

Last week Tosha from Burd Seeds linked up a post about the messiness but hard usage of notebooks.  I love seeing how other kids use their notebooks!  To find out more, visit Burd Seeds - and Tosha, please visit our Inspired Wednesday page and take the "I was featured on Washed Up Inspired Wednesdays' button back with you.  

Rachael., you've won a copy of Robin Lee Hatcher's 'Betrayal!'  Watch out for an email with instructions about how to claim your prize.  :-)  

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1 comment:

  1. This is a great idea!! Both of my children have their own digital cameras they can take and use. I have a feeling we will be doing something like this in our very near future.