"Children do not need to learn to be better, told what to do or shown how. If they are given access to enough of the world, they will see clearly enough what things are truly important to themselves and to others, and they will make for themselves a better path into that world than anyone else could make for them." John Holt
Dora still had her friend Lily over from the sleep over last night so after getting up and having doughnuts for breakfast we headed out to watch her practice gymnastics.
After gymnastics Dora and Lily did what tweens do: hung out, played games online, danced and listened to music. They spent most of the day playing outside together. At one point they got a little bored so the decided to put on their own 2 person parade and walk up and down our sidewalk, waving at the passerbys, dressed like this:
Not long after this the two decided they wanted to do a fundraiser for the dog shelter a few blocks from us. They came in and talked over their ideas with me and Dad and made a list of all the things they could do to raise money for the dogs and even had a date in mind. However, I suggested we visit the shelter since we had never been and get some information from them. Come to find out they were having a fundraiser already on the same date the girls had in mind, a car wash. So they agreed to be a part of this fundraiser for now. Dora was a little disappointed but I explained to her the signifigance in working with each other and how she could still plan her own project later. We did get to visit with some of the dogs and are even considering being fosters once we get a fence in place.
When Bubba and Bret got up they spent alot of the day hanging out in their room: playing cards, reading, watching You Tube videos, who knows what! When they did come out Dad and I had some fun playing Little Big Kart Racing and Frogger with them.
After dinner, the boys opted for staying in and Dad and I took Dora and Lily to a Glow In The Dark Easter Egg Hunt that was going on at our church. They got their faces painted with glow in the dark paint, jumped on inflatables, hung out with friends, and of course hunted for Easter eggs with little finger lights and glow sticks! Afterwards, they volunteered to help clean up and pack in the event. What sweet girls, they even shared their candy with Bubba and Bret once they got home!
What did your Unschooling day look like?
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*This post was written as a part of the year long series, "The Hitchikers Guide to Unschooling" where I attempt to show you what living a life as though school does not exist looks like. This is the unique experiences of just one unschooling family and may look very different from the next families!*