Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Buddies ~ chicks (and things that were funny)

**In September 2011 6 families got together and started Buddies Home School. Each week we meet in each other's home and follow a simple rhythm: movement and music, craft/ baking, snack time, free play and story time. Each part of the session is led by a different family. We are sharing this week's session with you here...***


 Today's Buddies session was all about chicks. Kirsten was hosting and 3 of her hens have recently hatched out broods.
We started off with our usual circle time singing lots of songs, many of which were about dogs (you know incy wincy dog and such like...which was funny) I'm not entirely sure we managed to sing one chick song, but the rest of the day was all about chicks...

We were a small bit unprepared for a craft so we painted paper plates yellow (and other colours) and stuck on cut out beaks and eyes to sort of be chicks.
The award for messiest today went to Susan, who shook one of the paint pens a little too joyously and covered the walls, curtains, window,
and little A with big, bright blobs of orange paint..
 (which was funny).

After painting the kids helped each other get ready to go out into the garden (which was sweet)

 and look for the chicks (who were very sweet).

 Kirsten brought out some feed and the tiny chicks were gleefully given handfuls of it by the Buddies.

We went inside the hen house to check for eggs. As Joa and little Z barged in, I saw 2 hens in the corner obviously trying to find a bit of peace to lay their eggs. One of them clapped eyes on the boys charging towards her and stood up in a flurry and as she did so an egg popped out of her. I swear I could almost hear her shriek 'Oh Sh*t!!!!'. It was like watching a cartoon (which was very, very funny)!
 We did find quite a few eggs and after a small bit of squabbling the boys brought them in to the kitchen while the other Buddies were busy with other things....

 Big M had found some super puddles and got rather wet (much to his surprise!), he agreed with his mum that a change of trousers would be a good idea and as she led him to the car he hopped straight in a big muddy one and splashed her completely (which was funny).
We ended the session with a great story called Slinky Malinky which Beth read to us and we all enjoyed.

It was such a funny session and I laughed so much. The only sad moment for me was when I realised that Joa and I only have perhaps 7 more Buddies sessions left before we finish :-( but still, we have the most wonderful memories!


  1. Joa is getting so BIG! They grow so quickly. Hugs to all my dear <3

    1. I know!!! he seems to be growing inches every day...and is eating the equivalent amount!

  2. You had me laughing out loud for the funnies so I had to read them out loud to my other half. Truly lovely funny memories, thanks for sharing with us! :-)

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