Do your kids love dinosaurs? My children were recently reminiscing of a time they were junior Paleontologists. If you are studying dinosaurs or just looking for an activity for a rainy day, this is a fun project!! Fill a large plastic tub with sand. I know the thought of an indoor sandbox sound like […]
During a recent trip to my small hometown, I took my kids to visit some of our family’s grave sites at the local cemetery. It may seem an odd destination for an outing, but I have always been intrigued by cemeteries. Rows of headstones hold vast stories and history. To my surprise, my kids were […]
Getting children to listen and follow directions can be challenging. Too often I find myself having to repeat directions, and provide constant monitoring to make sure directions are carried out. Recently, I was delighted to find an art project that held the hope of a listening lesson. What I expected to be a short lesson […]
We have had some busy weeks beginning our homeschool year and fall activities. As we are beginning to settle into routine enough to let out a sigh, I suddenly noticed fall is fading and there are only SIX more weeks until Christmas!!! Now is the perfect time to start planning Christmas projects. Homemade gifts make […]
With summer sunshine comes the anticipation of endless playtime and activities. Although I like to give my kids plenty of time for free play, I also plan and schedule some budget friendly activities.
We have enjoyed a trip to Seattle and taken in a number of kid friendly attractions. The littles thought they were enjoying some school free days, but decided our outings were more like amazing field trips.
Getting through a school day, and maintaining harmony, can often prove challenging. Add in a busy preschooler who becomes under-challenged, and chaos often ensues. That was the scene at my house last week. (This post contains some affiliate links. See my disclosure.) Regardless of the many different activities I rotate through Little Bear’s workboxes, she […]
I have come to recognize boys don’t naturally exhibit displays of love. Their assignment for the week was to write a daily message for each sibling of why they loved them.
I was sure an opportunity for learning had fallen into our laps. We agreed to let the boys get a new pet if they did some research.
The beginning of a new year marks the end of our holiday break. Is anyone experiencing resistance in resuming a back to school routine?? I have to admit, the resistance in our house is not only from the littles. With the turn our holiday took, I’m struggling to get back into routine. Having made no […]