This past weekend was time once again for our co-op’s talent expo. It’s such a fun time of sharing talents and competing for ribbons in the areas of art, music, drama, spelling, Bible memorization, cooking, woodworking, science fair and/or sewing.
This year’s projects for Caleb included two art projects, a *huge* birdhouse and a derby pie. The pictures of the art projects didn’t turn out, but you can see the other two below.
Two of Mahayla’s art project pictures also didn’t turn out, but her photography entry did. You can also see her knitting entry and hummingbird cake.
We’ll find out in a couple of weeks how/if they placed at a little awards ceremony. This is always one of our favorite co-op events!
I know, you’re tired of hearing how wonderful our co-op is! But seriously, it is. Friday night was our annual competition night. The children choose from all sorts of competitions to enter – music, art, cooking, Bible memorization, science fair, construction, knitting/crochet/sewing, spelling bee – and maybe even more.
Here are a few pictures from the night. Mahayla entered knitting, science fair, cooking – pies, and art – painting, crafts and printing. Caleb entered wood construction, cooking – cakes, and art – printing and crafts. We’ll have a fun ceremony in a couple of weeks where the kids will find out if they placed. Pretty ribbons and certificates are given to all winners and participants. They make for a nice addition to a yearly portfolio.
Our co-op has a yearly “Expo” - a night full of competitions that the kids can enter. What fun it is every year! It’s such a great place for them to display their talents (and even get a well-deserved pat on the back.) Mommas, Daddies, and grandparents fill the rooms with proud smiles on their faces, too.
This year, my kiddos entered the art, cooking and woodworking competitions. They could’ve chosen Bible memorization, spelling bee, speech, knitting/crocheting/sewing, science fair, singing, instrumentals and drama, too. With a newborn in the house, we entered only a few categories this year.
Here’s a picture of their art and woodworking projects. Mahayla entered a tissue paper “stained glass” flower in the art(paper) category and a picture of our new foal with its Mom for art(photography). She made Penne Pasta Skillet for the cooking competition. Caleb did a printing piece for the art(printing) category, made a sand block instrument for the woodworking competition and made Amish Chocolate Chip Cookies for the cooking competition.
Every child who enters gets a certificate of participation and special certificates with ribbons are given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category. The awards ceremony will take place this Monday during our regular co-op meeting. I love that EVERY child gets to walk on stage no matter if they placed in their competition or not.
Oh yeah, after the cooking dishes have been judged, we all get to EAT the food! That’s a nice fellowship to end the evening.
Updating to add: Mahayla placed 1st in the Paper Art category and 2nd in the cooking Pasta category! Caleb placed 1st in Art Printing, 2nd in Woodworking and 3rd in Cookies! WooHoo!