Strewing in Action!

The other day I posted about strewing, a technique used to get your kids interested in learning.

Now I’d like to show you how I put strewing to work!

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During one of my recent shopping trips to the Five Below Store, I found this neat Leonardo da Vinci book and activity set for just five dollars!



The book and accompanying project both looked very cool as well as interesting and educational.

I thought it would make a great homeschooling project for my son, Jeremiah!

To be honest I wasn’t sure if he even knew very much about Leonardo other than that he was a ninja turtle!

Well, I brought it home and  excitedly showed Jerry my treasure.

Initially, he was not even interested in looking at the book, but he did attempt to put together the ornithopter and declared that it was missing a part.

And that was the end of that.

He never looked at it again…until the other day that is.


I decided to try again when Dad was home and I’m so glad I did, because he wanted to get involved in the project and that peaked Jerry’s curiosity.

Dad concurred that there was indeed a part missing, but he figured out a way to recreate the missing part and was able to make it work!

Jeremiah was quite thrilled to make that bird fly!

After he was done with that project, I began reading the book to him.

We both learned so much about Leonardo the person and his work!

Did you know that:

  • Leonardo da Vinci was homeschooled.
  • He couldn’t attend university or enter into a profession because his parents weren’t married.
  • Not only was he a painter and scientist, he was also a prolific inventor.
  • da Vinci was basically a self taught genius who was way ahead of his time and he loved the Lord!

A great quote by Leonardo da Vinci that I think is great for unschoolers is: “The grandest of all books, I mean the universe, stands open before our eyes.”



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