I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it here on the blog, but I don’t live in the OKC area anymore. After four years at Tinker (and four years at OU a while before that), we moved back to our hometown in 2009. I love being close to family and taking my own children to many of the places I enjoyed visiting as a child. And then there are the times I notice an upcoming event in the OKC metro and want to throw a fit because we don’t live there anymore. The current event I hate to miss? The Chocolate Festival.
Next weekend you can head down to Norman, try some tasty chocolate, help out the Firehouse Art Center, and participate in some fun activities! And how does this relate to school? Well, it doesn’t have to, because it’s okay to do things just for the fun of it, but if you want to tie it in with some fun learning, I’ve got a few ideas to share with you!
- Read Alouds: Last year we read The Chocolate Touch and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I think this year we may try Chocolate Fever. These are all fun reads and if you want to go deeper, there are literature guides available, too!
- Chocolate Unit Study: We used this free unit study from Homeschool Share last year and had a great time. Learn about geography, history, math, and science—all relating to chocolate!
- Cooking: We tried the Make Your Own Chocolate Kit last year, but of course there are tons of recipes you could use. If it’s chocolate, how bad could it turn out?
Valentine’s Day is coming soon, so this is the best time of the year to learn about chocolate—though I don’t think there’s ever really a bad time, do you?