Learn about Electricity

Materials Electricity Activity

I receive Practical Homeschool magazine. Every issue has loads of great tidbits, including activities. In a recent issue, one activity was about testing electricity sourced through TOPS Learning Systems. The activity is the perfect one for a budding scientist, which is pretty much every child, so curious about the world and how “things” work. The [...]

Bubble Painting Activity with Kids

Bubble Painting Final

I finally had a chance to try a bubble painting activity with my kids (thanks again to Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors - affiliate link, thanks for your support.). The activity with bubbles is not only easy to set up but kids have a blast with it. Not to mention the cool art work [...]

Star Wars Language Activities

Jedi Sequencing Close Up

Oh. Yes. I. Did. If you can’t beat them, join them. Simply following the interest of my children, folks. So, Montessori meets Star Wars meets Legos here we come. Many of you may have seen our Star Wars Math post last week. Well, here is a first installment of Star Wars Language Activities. Enjoy! Star [...]

How to Make a Movable Pulley

Make a Pulley Feature

This post includes a guide to how to make a movable pulley and project based learning book recommendations. My sons enjoy building with blocks, with track, with Legos, with beans, with marshmallows, with straws, with rocks, with sticks…you name it, they like to build with it. So, when I came across the book Explore Simple [...]

10 Phrases to Use with a Child During Conflict

Communicating with Children

This post offers 10 Phrases to Use with a Child During Conflict. Before we get to those tips, though, think about this: Have you considered that in order to effectively clear up conflicts and successfully manage challenges with children you (yes, we adults) need to look inward? When I heard this notion from Leslie Chertok, a therapist whose [...]

Finger Tap Painting Activity for Kids

Finger Painting

Combine music, listening skills, fine motor skills, and art with this Finger Tap Painting Activity for Kids. I am a huge fan of all of MaryAnn Kohl’s books. The books cover disciplines like math and science AND make it fun for children by combining nature, movement, and process art. In my view, these books are the [...]

Activities for Early Childhood Outdoor Education

Mud Kitchen

Is it possible to achieve school readiness in a 100% outdoor classroom? Can you meet Kindergarten “standards” by being outdoors learning all day? The answer is an astounding, “YES!”  To prove it, this post includes Activities for Early Childhood Outdoor Education. My sons and I recently attended Cedarsong’s Family Nature Immersion Camp. This nature  school is [...]