Sunday, February 26, 2006

J's friend, S, called last night and asked me if we were going back to the Queens Museum for the Sunday family program. I'm glad she did because it totally slipped my mind. The kids had CCD (Sunday school) this morning and we made a plan to meet S and her parents at the museum at 1pm. B, all 3 kids, and I went today. Today's project was based on a piece of art that looks like paint splattering, but is really embroidered cloth. We blew black ink around a paper with a straw, traced the image we created onto mesh plastic, and sewed yarn into the mesh following the pattern we made. I know it sounds confusing, but it comes out awesome looking. All of us adults made one, too! Afterwards, we went down for ice cream and found a paper with a museum scavenger hunt on it. We spent the next 45 minutes finding all the answers to the questions. It was hysterical. We won a small prize for getting 10 answers right. I took the kids back to the Art Zone where they did some more artwork. W saw a cute girl his age and acted all macho and funny around her. He always does that around girls (especially ones with long, blond hair, LOL). We finally left around 4pm.

In the evening, J was on the phone and the IM with a bunch of friends and K finished printing and gluing the last of her science fair project. Now W is almost asleep and K and J are working on their sewing project from the museum today. I really want to finish up mine too!

Link of the day:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/content.cfm?content_type=article&content_type_id=5954

4 comments:

Susan said...

Sounds like you had fun. I wish we had more stuff like that around here.

NYCitymomx3 said...

You probably do! It wasn't until I started homeschooling that i really looked into the ibvious places for more. Whatever you have by you, go to their website and read the whole thing thoroughly. There might be tours, classes, and activity days you never knew about.

Patrice said...

Boy sometimes you never know what you have until you don't anymore. I never really got into the Queens stuff like museums and the like. When we were kids we went to some, but we did so much in Manhattan all the time. When we finally get to visit, maybe the kids and I will check it out.

Mary Ann said...

Wow, that sounds like a great day! We may be homeschooling our son starting this September, and your post is an inspiration.