Izzie using a quill to write like the Ancient Romans did.
Maddie tried using a feather for awhile and then switched to a stick. She was having a hard time with it. It was an opportunity to talk about inventions. I said that people probably started with a stick and then found a feather wrote better and then someone invented a quill tip. We pulled up pictures of some fountain pins and different nibs. We talked about how something like inventing a better pen tip was a huge deal! I used to have some fountain pens but I couldn't find them!
The next day we had a "BIG" Cul-de-sac playdate scheduled. I invited about 20 kids over, made strawberry yogurt popcicles, had balls, hoola hoops, skates, scooters, bubbles and chalk out. We had about 16 kids RSBV yes (keep in mind a few were multiples twins/triplets) So we were very excited. But that morning we started getting cancellations and the party dwindled down a bit. (When multiples cancel it can really hurt party numbers!) We still had about 5 kids show up and we had a good time.
Maddie and Izzie playing with Ana who arrived first.
Finally other kids arrived and it ended up having more of a "party" feel. Regardless of the small turn out, we had a great time on a beautiful day!