… means it is Art day for Lentil!! Daddy was the teacher today for our Lentil Art day. We even got to do our class outside, as it was very sunny and quite warm. Of course mama had everything all ready to go. I thought we’d incorporate many elements of art today – music, sculpture and a drama.

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Like every FIAR rowing, we start with reading the book, in this case it is Lentil. Here Satori is trying to whistle like poor Lentil, who couldn’t sing or whistle, all because he couldn’t pucker (which this inability ends up saving the day).

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Then comes the fun part – hand’s on learning! We started with showing Satori her new harmonica. We made a guitar out of a kleenex box and rubber bands, and added a drum and made some music.

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After enjoying our beautiful band playing  Jingle Bells and Old McDonald, we started to whittle and make soap sculptures.

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Satori wanted to make a snowman, daddy thought of a fish. With daddy’s help, here are our little sculptures!

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Finally, we acted out the story. Satori was the harmonica-playing Lentil, daddy was Old Sneep, and mama was Colonel Carter and narrator. Daddy played such a good old grump, whittling and sucking his lemons. Satori actually liked the taste of lemons. After this post, we will make LEMONADE, and we’ll take up a bit of Applied Math as we measure ingredients.

Satori has been playing her new harmonica non-stop! We also watched YouTube videos on different musicians playing their harmonica.

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