The local Agricultural Show plays a big part in our homeschool plans. We spend around 3 weeks finalising creative projects for display at the Main Pavilion, plus a photo poster for the Homeschool display. My rules for putting anything in the Show is that the kids have to do all the work themselves plus they have to want to put it in. I provide the materials and time, they have to have the desire.
This year they all did well with over 40 items between them all, and a nice collection of firsts, seconds, thirds and highly commendeds.
Josh, who has previously decided making creative projects just isn’t his thing, decided this year to put in 2 items – free form clay angels (he made me for Christmas) and a wood work project.
Jess put in 14 items – sewing, embroidery, quilting, photographs, scrapbooking
Nomi had 13 items – photographs, scrapbooking, sewing, embroidery, drawing, painting, teddy bear. Nomi actually won the champion for handicrafts and for the art section for her age group (9-12yo).
Daniel worked hard to put in the most (that was his goal!!) and he did at 15 items – embroidery, soft toy, photographs, woodwork, paper collage, lego,
but all the same colour scheme and pattern.