I absolutely love putting together book sets. Grouping books together can really help children make connections between texts and to their own lives. As a matter of fact, after reading these books over the last few days, Lucy and I were inspired to make this Homemade Father’s Day book as a special [...]
With Father’s Day getting closer, the kids and I have been reading lots of books with dads, fathers, daddies, and papas as the main characters. One book we had recently checked out from the library was I Love My Daddy Because … by Laurel Porter-Gaylord.
As we were reading the pages in the story, [...]
Welcome to another Science Invitation Saturday where we explore science for kids! Last week we experimented with plant pigments. This week are going to experiment with rainbow reflections!
Materials: flashlight CD blank white paper Procedure: Look carefully at the blank side of a CD. What do you see? What happens when you tilt it back and [...]
We have been saving our corks for years. I’ve always figured there must be something neat to do with them, but have never gotten around to using the corks for anything more than having the kids stamp circles with them. So I decided to search for some cork inspiration~ so many [...]
“Every child is an artist. The problem is staying an artist when you grow up.” ~ Pablo Picasso Instilling Creative Confidence in Kids
As an adult, I’ve never seen myself as creative. Somehow growing up I lost any confidence I had in creativity. However, I’m determined to do my best at instilling creative [...]
Even though Mother’s Day is only a few days away, there’s still time to make a memorable card for someone special in your child’s life!
Lucy and her friend had already made this puzzle framed art and lovingly wrapped it up. Now it was time to attach a card.
We printed out [...]
Of all the science for kids we’ve done over the past few months, making a spool car is by far one of Lucy’s favorites! I’m so excited to be sharing just how we did this over at one of my favorite blogs, Train Up a Child! Please head on over and join on in the [...]
Welcome to another Science Invitation Saturday where we focus on fun science for kids in order to promote curiosity and critical thinking. Last week we learned about plant growth by planting and observing bulbs. This week we are going to learn about plant pigments. When we’re done, we’ll be turning our learning into an art [...]