Sunday, June 21, 2009

Homemade Castles

Last week for history we read about Louis XIV and his reign. I just happen to have a large book on Baroque Art with lots of pictures of Versailles. So at Co-op this week we worked together to make our own castle out of some of my left over mat board. The other family we did it with did a number of panels with beautiful windows and doors drawn on the "walls", and made us some sculptures out of aluminum foil to decorate our courthard. My sons worked on constructing the form of the castle.

Since then my oldest set up a castle siege with his little army men. My other boys created there own fort type castle out of blankets and chairs. To me, the best learning is the kind you incorporate into play - for fun. It was a reminder to relax and play with my children. Enjoy summer.

1 comment:

  1. How wonderful!!! This really warmed my heart! Somewhere I have a photo of my son when he was about 9 yrs old, playing by the sofa with a blue blanket draped over one corner. He was making his little men jump from the top of the sofa to the bottom, and when I questioned him, he said the blue blanket was a waterfall they were diving from.

    You're right, this is the best kind of learning!