Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Educational Fair



Our 4H group decided to put together an Educational Fair this year. We were very excited about this. Great opportunity for our local homeschool kids to show off their work for the year. Took a little over a month to tweak, narrow down, and put this all together, but I think that it came out fantastic!

What is an Educational Fair you ask? Well the best way for me to explain it is.. is to tell you it’s a lot like a Science Fair only with more categories. The categories we included where Baking, Arts & Crafts, Science, Animals, History, Creative Writing, Photography, Technology & Engineering, and Creativity Unlimited (which is where anything that doesn’t fit in one of these categories goes). The kids were to pick up to 5 categories they wanted to enter. They also got premiums for First, Second, and Third Place.


My kids worked really well on some of their stuff, slacked on a few, and we pulled it all together the night before the fair. I must say though, they did really well. I was really impressed with the work the kids did. It was wonderful to see where they ventured in the subjects. Amazing work!


After the judges did their work, we had lunch with the different things from the baking category. Thankfully it was a beautiful day, so they went outside and played with chalk, bubbles, and kick ball while waiting for everything to be determined. Luckily, while we waited I was able to get my portfolio's done. So, that is one less thing that I have to worry about before fall! Smile 




The big moment… the kids did really well.


Little Monkey came in first in baking (she made Chunky Chocolate Jam Bars), and she got third for her painting.



Her painting..



Her animals entry.. about frogs!


Middle Monkey came in third for her sugar cookies.



Middle Monkey’s animal entry… She did Penguins!



Her drawing she entered..


Monkey Man did really awesome. I’m so proud of him. He got first in photography, and science. Then he placed second in technology, and creative writing. All categories were also broken down in age groups. They were 5-8, 9-12, 13 and up! I’m so proud of all the kids that participated, they all did amazing!



Monkey Man’s Castle he entered in Technology




His Science Project.. Naked Egg



One of the four photo’s he entered..



Second one..



Third one..



Fourth one.. 




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