Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Happy Hobbit Birthday!

The whole week has been deliberately laid back, as we ease into a slightly unschooling rhythm of education and experiment with some rich and fun new activities. This being the first day of fall, as well as the birthday of the excellent hobbits Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, (something I believe was not coincidental,) I am planning lots of reading and outside time today. Also, in honor of J. R. R. Tolkien's masterpiece The Lord of the Rings (including the initially unintentional prequel, The Hobbit), we going to make seed cakes and paint tree pictures, and maybe a few other things. Pictures may follow, but in the meantime, here are some fun links:

Hobbit "cookbook"

For ale (ginger, the quickie version) (H/T The Crafty Crow)

What is your name in Elvish?

How to write in Elvish

Tolkien picture study treasure (Includes coloring page possibilities)

UPDATE: How out of it am I? I didn't even know today is already known as Hobbit Day. Well, so, Happy Hobbit Day!

1 comment:

Jen said...

Hi, Just found your blog from KC, now I am going to follow! My dh just started reading the Hobbit to our oldest boys, so these are great links. Also, l have the nature book you mentioned and haven't read anything to "off" yet either - the nature journals are beautiful! Blessings


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