Ever wonder what to do with all those piles of projects that the children are so attached to? Yes, the toilet paper kangaroos from your Australia studies, the cardboard totem pole from your NW Coast Indians studies, the pressed leaves from your plant studies, the melted crayon art, the dinosaur shadow boxes, the planet mobiles, the clay volcano, the collages for the seasons, and the castle made of appliance boxes… all of these would take up more than their share of square footage in your home if you allowed the kids to keep all of them. Especially if you use KONOS (Christian character based unit study curriculum), you tend to attract STUFF… and with a limited amount of storage space in your house, eventually, you HAVE to get rid of it.
Another Konos mom emailed me a great idea for getting rid of this “project clutter” and yet making it memorable at the same time. Here’s her awesome idea:
“… we have been using Konos for almost 4 years, and the collections of well-loved projects do build up in our little house. Every season, we photograph the projects for our scrapbook and then… have a big bonfire on the beach! It’s really neat to hear my daughter talk about her memories of each project, as we add them to the fire.”
So there it is! What a great idea!!! We have already started making photos of our favorite projects (especially the edible ones like the potato volcanoes and the Jell-O election map). This would be a fun way of helping the kids get to the point that they are WILLING to part with all these creations.