Friday, September 11, 2009

I Saw Three Ships Go Sailing By...



Today we set sail on the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria. We're studying Columbus this week so the activity was to make some ships. The kids found wood that would float and then widdled some holes for the mast and decorated some sails. We originally secured the masts with hot wax. When that failed on one, we used Gorilla Glue. And when the wax broke on another ship today, we stopped by Walmart and bought some bubble gum. Worked like a charm. We had to go to Lake Chelan today so we stopped by to see if the ships could handle a long journey. They would have been fine if there were no jet boats on Lake Chelan. We lost a sail and capsized the Nina.

And then off to the playground.



The kids wanted to try again to sail the ships from one of the docks. Ty let his boat go and it got too far out. The girls were kind enough to do a rescue mission and retrieve the Santa Maria. Not that they minded too much.

6 comments:

Chad the Chicken said...

You're an awesome photographer! Really. Those pics with the blue slide background really make those blue eyes pop. Nice job.

Melissa said...

D---your photographs are AMAZING...seriously....I think you may have found your calling.

The boats..precious. You homeschool moms never cease to amaze me. Will you homeschool me too??

Kristen said...

Oh my goodness! So awesome! The perfect day.

Chad the Chicken said...

Your new profile pic is hot!! You look like a model!

Dawn said...

You've got such incredibly adorable kids! I'll have to remember that chewing gum trick...good to know. We've have a lot of boats sink.

Lisa said...

Love the boats!!! What great sisters Ty has ;) Are you liking the curriculum??