Friday, March 6, 2009

Show and Tell {Vermillion}

Time again for Show & Tell!  A couple weeks ago, when we started our Lewis & Clark unit in History, we followed my book's instructions for making "vermillion" paint, which the Corps of Discovery took with them to trade to the Native Americans they met.

Then it was off to a mirror so Landon and Kennady could paint up!

 Here is Landon trying to look mean, like he's headed out on the warpath.  And Kennady tried to look mean too, but couldn't wipe the smile off her face.

At first we were a little disappointed that the paint looked more PINK than RED, but when the time came to wash it off, I was glad!  I had a few anxious moments where I thought I might have to take them to gym class looking like they had sunburn! Thankfully it really was washable, like the instructions said, but I'd recommend not leaving the paint on for TOO long! LOL

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CelticMom said...

Too cute!! The paint's a nice and creative way to spend the afternoon, but the kids are adorable! :) We're doing L&C this year as well... hmmm... might have to think about that.

If you can't leave a comment on some blogs, look for the cbox's and you could leave a note there. Just a thought! :)

Have a lovely weekend, Kym!

Kind Regards,


solidrock said...

How creative and fun! What a fabulous way to spend the day.

Pam said...

I love the paint! We visited several of the Lewis and Clark sites around St. Louis two years ago and had a wonderful time.

Hands on learning is the best!


4sweetums said...

That looks like lots of fun. I love it when learning comes alive.



tiredmom said...

I love the picture of your son trying to look tough and your daughter just looking adorable!

Heather said...

Very nice! I love Kennady's attempt at a fierce face. Too cute!

KarenW said...

Cute pictures! What a fun way to remember the lesson.

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