We started with handwriting this morning, and then Eldest got back to the art activity that he had found yesterday - a sheep picture using wool wrapped round card to print the grass with! Of course all of his brothers also wanted a turn, and it wasn't difficult (Youngest just needed a little help cutting out the 'cloud' shapes for the sheep) so they made their pictures almost entirely without my input. While they waited for the green paint to dry, Eldest and Youngest helped me to make some orange chocolate and pecan cookies... yum!
Then while the cookies baked they removed the cloud/ sheep templates and then added black faces and legs... finally adding googly eyes when everything was dry...
Middle's "Strange Sheep"
Following the mad activity, the boys settled down nicely for the story of King John and the Magna Carta. The book I read was a bit long, so I did skip some of the details in case they might have lost interest. I was impressed though that they stuck with the story right to the end, without me skipping too much at all. Then the boys drew their own illustration from the story and watched the Horrible Histories special episode on the Magna Carta. I'm hoping we might fit in a trip to Runnymede this weekend - we'll have to see how good the weather is. It would be nice, but I don't mind too much if not - we had so much fun today as it was!