Charades and Parables at Home School Cooperative

We’ve been discussing the parable of the Ten Virgins and so we made small lamps similar to what they might have used in the parable. We combined this with our studies of Leonardo DaVinci and made egg tempera paint.  Using this we carefully painted our lamps so that we can add our drops of oil and see how long our lamps are fueled.

To make the egg tempura paint simply separate the yolk of the egg from the white. Use only the yolk for the paint and save the white for some exotic recipe.  Next add herbs, (such as paprika, turmeric, mustard) or just use some Kool-aid or food coloring.  Mix together and paint! We found that this paint takes longer to dry than paint bought at the store so allow for the extra dry time.

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Later we threw in a game of charades for our learning review.  Some students are very animated and others….not quite so much!  It doesn’t matter. Everyone has a good time and they quickly realize what they know AND what they don’t remember so well. The past few months we have been studying Renaissance discoverers and conquistadors. For our charades game I made a list of people, places and some rather obscure trivia to keep it challenging.  Each student takes a turn and gets one minute to act out what is on their paper. Sometimes we do teams and keep score, other times we just play as one big group.  Either way it is very entertaining!




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