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I’m really not a very good mom when I’m pregnant, which is half the reason I’m more-than-hesitant about saying I’ll ever do this again. I’m pretty sure I’m done with pregnancy after March … although you never know.
And parenting when I’m 7 months pregnant AND my back has totally spazzed out? Basically does not happen.
Which is why I was pretty proud that yesterday morning I managed to DO something with the kids.
We started out painting polar bears, an idea I got from Keeping Life Creative. I actually let David paint, which I don’t usually do. I asked the kids whether they wanted brown bears or white bears, and they both chose white, so voila, we had two polar bears.
(I did all the cutting and gluing, although Libbie drew her own face.)
Then, after we talked a little bit about how polar bears live in Antarctica and how humans can’t really live there, we watched two YouTube videos about the arctic. (NOT the ones titled “Polar Bear Eats Baby Seal.”
Had it not been Martin Luther King, Jr. day, I would have taken them to the library to explore books on polar bears and Antarctica. But since it was, I went by myself today (Tuesday) while they are in school and asked the children’s librarian for some suggestions. Here are the books we checked out to explore:
- Antarctica: The Last Unspoiled Continent (to look at the pictures)
- Tacky Goes to Camp by Helen Lester
- The Practically Perfect Pajamas by Erik Brooks
- The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett
I love having my little ones at home and having the freedom to have these sort-of-mini-homeschool units to let them explore what they find interesting.
What other fun arctic-y things could we do?