Sometimes this homeschooling mamma finds herself in a dilemma over lesson plans. For our homeschool/summer school we cover one subject per day usually chosen from my special days calendar and June 24 is both International Fairy Day and UFO Day.
Honestly, I’m not thrilled with either topic, but know my kids will have fun with them. Though I try to encourage creativeness, I realize that too much fantasy or imagination is not good. Before anyone has the opportunity for their imaginations to run away with them, we will have a Scripture based discussion of the dangers of too much imagination and how we are to think about such subjects as fairies or UFOs;
Jeremiah 7:24 “But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.”
2 Corinthians 10:4-5 ” (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;”
With those Bible verses in our minds and hearts we will explore these unusual topics. E will want to do a study on fairies, while B, J, and Z will want to study UFOs. I suppose the best way to handle this is to let them have separate lessons (just this once).
I found a wonderful listing of links about fairies for E http://www.squidoo.com/fairyday#module159488057.
She has been wanting to design a fairy garden on the tree stump in the back yard, so International Fairy Day would be the perfect time for this type of project. She can transplant some of our flowers which are overcrowded in pots.
These are the links the boys can follow.
UFO interactive game http://www.primarygames.com/arcade/skill/ufojoe/