Monday, August 18, 2008

Unplug your kids.......Trees

This weeks theme for unplug your kids was trees. What to do for a project? You would think something like this would be easy for me. After all I grew up in Maine and the state is 90% forest. I spent a lot of time in the trees. However I live in a city in South Florida now, a little different from then. So here are some things I came up with.

First is a study set that I recieved a long time ago that teaches the boys all about trees. I recieved a link to get the whole set for free. Unfortunate they do not do it any more:( . The set is really great though, It has big poster sets to hang up. Then it has a mini version of them. Also it comes with a nice little book. Sam loves that :)!



Next as I was looking around at some other blogs, I got this idea. Family tree, or other wise Geneology. Which my mom is really into. She knows family stories from the American revolution. I had Sam call her to talk to her about it. I know that the phone is technically plugged in but I had to use it, she lives in Maine. Dh pointed out that it is a cordless so it is technically unplugged. HEHEHE so funny. Sorry about the picture, I know that you can not see her face but it seemed to be the only one that I could find this morning that had her and the boys.


Make sure to check back for next weeks theme....Cylinder. Until then check out everyone else's over here.

8 comments:

Frankie said...

I had the same tree set, and it was wonderful.

I ended up donating mine to our Cub Scout Pack so the leaders could use it on the forestry badge.

Claire said...

I really like the idea of looking at the family tree. That hadn't occured to me at all.

Bobbie said...

that tree set looks great... I wanted to look up some things on trees for the girls.. they need some more educational challenges.

So Smrt said...

Wow, those tree cards are so cool! Any more info available, even if it's to buy?

Ashley said...

The whole geneology thing never even crossed my mind (lol).
Great idea!

juliekintaiwan said...

That's an awesome tree pack! I think it's great that your mom was able to participate too.

MrsMomma said...

Great project!

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Michie said...

The family tree is a great idea - and I'm sure a phone call to grandma is always appreciated!