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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Let the day lead you!














Sometimes we learn the most when we close the books. After fighting colds, and being cooped up for days, we needed some vitamin D and fresh air. A simple nature walk near the coast lead to so much more. We found these...
horseshoe crabs...





...and an armadillo!


After our walk, we decided to do some research.
Gotta love the local library!














We got busy with some crafts too!

















We found an easy horseshoe crab craft and did a little clicking around about them. Interesting little suckers! They're not even really crabs. Who knew?

We couldn't leave our armadillo out of the fun, so we attempted to make this cute armadillo craft we found.














You can find the complete instructions and patterns for the armadillo at Danielle's Place.

Learning can happen anywhere.






















It's nice to let the day lead us sometimes. 

Shibley Smiles

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13 Comments:

At February 23, 2012 at 7:52 PM , Blogger Jenn and Casey said...

Aww! That looks like a WONDERFUL day!

 
At February 23, 2012 at 7:54 PM , Blogger Katie said...

That sounds like such a fabulous day! You really brought learning to life!

 
At February 23, 2012 at 8:03 PM , Blogger Julie said...

what a cute paper armadillo!

 
At February 23, 2012 at 8:52 PM , Blogger Not a Perfect Mom said...

ooh, you're such a good mommy...

 
At February 23, 2012 at 10:03 PM , Blogger Karen Mortensen said...

What an awesome day.

 
At February 24, 2012 at 8:25 AM , Blogger Jackie H. said...

I love your Armadillo craft. We saw an tiny armadillo at the zoo last week. My boys loved watching him because he ran around like a little wind up toy. (He almost looked fake). Was your armadillo active?

 
At February 24, 2012 at 10:21 AM , Blogger Lizbeth said...

That sounds like such a great day! I'm officially jealous. ;)

 
At February 24, 2012 at 10:27 AM , Anonymous OneMommy said...

Oh how I miss the beach!
I love, love, love your crafts - the horseshoe crab one almost looks real!

And yes, I love the library!

 
At February 24, 2012 at 11:44 AM , Blogger Barbara said...

How fun!! That looks like a great day, and what a cute armadillo!

 
At February 24, 2012 at 12:27 PM , Blogger Cindi said...

Looks like a fun day! Glad you chose to follow it. :)

 
At February 24, 2012 at 1:00 PM , Blogger MiMi said...

I'm a huge fan of this kind of learning!! Love the pics. :)

 
At February 24, 2012 at 3:27 PM , Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love your crafts! What wonderful animals! JDaniel would love the armadillo.

 
At February 25, 2012 at 1:33 PM , Blogger Jessica said...

This is such a sweet post! It is nice to just go with the flow of the day, to let things happen as they may. It keeps life interesting!

 

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