Category: Home School Programs

Birds and Buddies

  A few weeks ago we teamed up in Village again to reprise our epic game of the Hawks and Flocks Bird Language game that was such a hit in the Fall! This time we paired up the Chickadees with their older or younger…

The Bobcats Roar While The Mentors are Silent

  Wendy and I decided that we were spending too much time talking on program! This can happen naturally on a program with the lead instructors. To balance this out we “lost our voices”. Then we split the kids up into a boys group…

Return of Winter / Primitive Cooking

On the last Village Day before spring break, it was one of those days that makes me really excited and proud to be doing the work that I am doing.  After a rash of warm, spring weather we got to the land Thursday morning…

Solo Fires!

We had a cool challenge for the Bobcats a couple weeks ago where we had them each make a separate, solo one match fire!   One duo chose to stick together.   Each person had 5 minutes to gather materials and then 5 minutes to assemble…

Willow Charcoal Pencils!

A few weeks ago about Village Day, the Bobcats made a super cool project inspired by an Art in Nature book that Wendy was reading.  We already had seen the Bobcats displaying their artistic skills in previous weeks, and wanted to nurture that so…

Sun, Moon, Stars

Last week at the Village, we divided up in a different way then normal! After So told everyone an amazing true story about someone named Faun who didn’t necessarily feel like a boy or a girl.  When Faun’s class of adults had to opportunity…

Sunshine, Friends and Fun

The fun keeps coming in Bobcat Clan and at Village Day in general! We have been blessed with sunshiny days the last few weeks and it has been a joy to be out in the canyon enjoying it!  There has been so much going…

SNOW DAY!

  This past week we had the most amazing, snowy, sunny Village Day yet!  It snowed almost 2 FEET at the land and the day would not even have been possible without some extra coordination and planning.  Before the day even began, we were scrambling. There was…

Ice Fishing

  With another cold beautiful day upon us, the Bobcats started out playing some old favorite running games to get the blood moving! We played the old perennial favorite, “Fire in the Forest”! The kids kept clamoring for mythical creatures to be included so…

Wild Housekeeping and Shelter Building

The Bobcats brought some attention to our home zone this week.  We established a sweet clan fire pit and base camp late last fall.  Today we decided to all pitch in together and work on making it feel more hospitable. Some were inspired on…

Bobcats Reach New Heights!

  After a month long break, it was great to be back on the land up Left Hand Canyon where we are lucky enough to run our Village Day! The day was beautiful, cold and sunny! Colorado Bluebird Sky for days! The whole Village seemed…

A Song of Fire!

This past week was our last session of Village Day for the entire Fall and Bobcat Clan really stepped up and showed us what they are made of! Our amazing Elder Jane (who drives from SE Denver each week just because she loves your kids…