Monday, 27 April 2015

YouTube Camp Task and La Muerta Mask

Squidge started the week with a marathon session on the Winky Think app that a friend recommended, he absolutely loved working out all the puzzles. 


Sprout watched a Skylander Boy and Girl video where they visited the sanctuary where Winter the dolphin was rescued, told me all about her story and asked me to get the dvd of her film so that's now on its way.


He asked whether dolphins are endangered so we looked it up.



After a morning out to meet up with their grandparents for a coffee, we came back and had lunch in the garden. Sprout went in for the afternoon as he didn't feel very well, and Squidge and Moppet stayed out and build sandpit cities...


...and bounced :)



Moppet and I read her new frog book which has facts about frogs, stories, stickers, activities and a mask, she spent ages with it and really enjoyed it, I'm going to keep an eye out for others in the same series (Animal Planet My Wild Life).


We also read a load of other books together.


Squidge played on the British Museum app for a while, and then re watched Night at the Museum 3.


When Sprout reappeared from his sickbed-duvet-bundle, he played minecraft for a while and showed me how this screen glitch looked like the Great Wall of China and how he'd design a custom map based on it.


They all played some hot wheels together.


We checked on the tadpoles and the seeds we'd planted.



They wanted to know if tadpoles have eyes so we looked it up.


Sprout set up a YouTube channel for his diy.org camp, and did a couple of videos for his first challenge, including playing Bean Boozled which was, shall we say, a taste experience!

His channel is here, he'd love any views/likes/subscribes!
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC3U9lBNmly8_wLFQ0vmkqsQ

Squidge asked me about what flamingos eat and we chatted about that for a while.

Moppet and I put up some new posters, and she pointed out each thing and asked me about it.


She wanted to know what tawny owls sound like so we looked it up.


Then we read the Wildlife Watch magazine we had from the staffordshire wildlife trust.


They played out with their friends later.


The next day Sprout was still ill, so he stayed in bed and watched Smosh videos and things about Skyrim. Squidge, Moppet and I played Fireboy and Watergirl together, then Squidge watched Power Rangers and played Spore and Technic, while Moppet watched some Dora videos and looked at some story books. They each kept taking snacks and drinks up to Sprout to try and make him feel better :)
They also played with hot wheels together, and then magnets...


... Squidge made a satellite with Geomag ...


...then he worked on his minecraft house while Moppet and I made a cake.


This, just because :)


Sprout spent a morning designing a Mentoes dispenser out of Lego.


Squidge watched some Inspector Gadget.


Once he'd done as much as he wanted to on his dispenser, Sprout watched Wild Kratts, first the bat episode and then the basilisk lizard episode, then told me all about the lizards and the ways in which they walk on water. Then his new Dolphin Tale dvd arrived so he excitedly watched that and told me all about it.


We all made masks out of paper plates, Squidge did a double sided Skylanders one which was Kaos on one side ...


...and Lobstar on the other.


Moppet wanted a Book of Life one, so we put La Muerta on one side...


...and Xibalba on the other. Sprout's was a walrus from Wild Kratts.


While we had straws out we decided to make shadow puppets for the puppet theatre. Moppet wanted to be shown holding a bag of crisps, Sprout as Winter the Dolphin from Dolphin Tale, Squidge as half him half Lobstar, and Squidge's friend as half him half dragon.


Sprout checked up on his YouTube camp messages and was pleased to have one from his camp counsellor about his videos :)


While Moppet watched Peg Plus Cat, and Squidge played out with a friend, Sprout watched some more Wild Kratts. Later we had a conversation about whether polar bears dance, whether if you've never seen a polar bear dance it means no polar bears dance, the burden of scientific proof, orbiting teapots, space debris, earthworms, and he also told me about mating rituals in which birds dance. 
He talked a bit about how people who are blind find their way around, and then we talked about Daniel Kish who uses echolocation, and Sprout told me he'd watched a film about him and he'd taught lots of children how to do the same thing.


He then told me about the 'milk' that pigeons feed their young, and wanted to know more about it so we looked it up.


He then told me about the electrostatic traction that geckos use to climb walls, and I looked that up for myself as I'd not heard of it.


Before bed Moppet wanted a pattern on her arm like La Muerta's patterns, so we did that.


The next morning Moppet 'cooked' meals in her play kitchen, Squidge wasn't well and stayed in bed and watched Power Rangers, and Sprout watched *loads* of Wild Kratts and told me lots of things about lots of different animals.

The boys had asked for another hot dog day so we made that happen :)


Squidge still wasn't well so he stayed in a skyped with his friend next door.


Sprout played some custom Roblox levels.


There were tickle fights, and several games of 'you'll never get away' :)


Two wee people requested haircuts :)


Sprout played with making different patterns using toilet paper as streamers.


Squidge and Gruff had a couple of sessions of PE Minecraft on LAN together.


Gruff and Sprout built the next few sections of the 3D printer together...


...then made several pieces of art with toilet paper :)


Moppet made Peppa pig cakes and let Squidge be sous chef :)

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