Thursday, August 18, 2011

Back to Clubbing

I'm a very enthusiastic starter of stuff. I'm not that good of a finisher of stuff. I'm trying to do better. One thing I've picked back up are the Contenders of the Faith/Keepers of the Home clubs. I started these clubs in our home at the beginning of last year, and we really did accomplish a few things with the materials.

This year, I decided to bring back the clubs for a couple of reasons. First of all, earning the badges does force the children to LEARN. And in a really fun way. Secondly, we've decided not to do the mid-week church activities for the younger three. Since Alex is now in middle school, she has moved up to the youth group which meets on a different night than the younger kids' programming. I decided that, for my sanity, we are going to do just one night out at church during the week, and since I think youth group more valuable than elementary age programming, Alex gets the night. So anyway, now the kids still get clubs, and I get to slow down my Carschooling lesson plans.

Our first order of business for this session of clubs was, of course, learning how to make something delicious to eat: doughnuts! This week we learned about the different kinds of doughnuts, and we made baked mini-donuts; we will leave the more delicious, more fattening deep-fried treats for next week.

Our baked doughnuts didn't come out all that great looking, but they did sure taste good.

cake donuts

What was even more fun is that the kids remembered that the last time we made doughnuts, we read Homer Price and his adventure with the broken donut machine. Love that childhood story! So we read half of the tale this week and will finish it up next week.

Not a bad way to spend an evening...and certainly a tasty way to earn a badge!


tsinclair said...

You start wonderful things, and if it takes a few years to finish that is fine. At least we keep going :-)

Ashley Sisk said...

They look really yummy - I want one!

3189a2ca-ca6c-11e0-9e17-000bcdca4d7a said...

I think they look delicious!

Brownie said...

I think your doughnuts look great!

I think you do such a great job with your kids... what memories you're building with them!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

I think they look amazing...and I'd love to have one this morning! :)

Amy @ Cheeky Cocoa Beans said...

All I can think about are the donuts. YUM!

Jenn said...

Sounds like a great plan! I know Contenders/Keepers is a great program. We loved Homer Price, too and your doughnuts look super yummy to me!