One of my favorite activities that we discovered last year, Denver Botanic Gardens Homeschool days. This week was "Journey to Japan", showcasing the newest addition to the gardens, a traditional Japanese garden complete with a snow lantern from sister city Takayama.
Miss Monkey had the camera until the battery died. We adventured with a Haiku Scavenger hunt, built Bonsai, made bamboo sculptures, tried our hand at Ikebana, and (as time had run out) brought home materials for a miniature Japanese garden. Bonus, the mamas and I walked the river stone path barefoot activating acupoints per Chinese tradition. A beautiful, fulfilling day!
|Japanese garden, complete with path, river, & bridge. Wait, we'll see things grow!|
|The combined efforts of the Homeschool Day's children|