Our Disney Vacation

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Don’t want to miss any posts? Get posts delivered to your email. Thanks for visiting!This post is a sponsored conversation on behalf of J.M. Smuckers. All opinions are mine alone. I’ve shared a little bit about our end of the summer vacation […]

Archaeologist Pretend Play

Sometimes, the best dramatic play ideas are inspired by the natural interests and curiosity of each child. For example, while sorting, organizing, and downsizing some of my teaching materials that have been in storage, my oldest spotted some dinosaur skeleton models. He immediately opened them and began the building process. Later, he asked if he could […]

Dramatic Play from A to Z

Dress up and Dramatic Play are some of our favorite ways to play! My kids are always pretending and dressing up in costumes from our dress up corner and I’m so happy about that. You can tailor the play to any theme your child is interested in! We’ve created this dramatic play series to inspire you with pretend […]

5 Tips for Great Homeschool Field Trips

One of the great things about homeschooling is the amount of flexibility we have with scheduling field trips and learning adventures. In a typical public school classroom, kids will only take a few field trips over the course of a school year. At the school where I taught kindergarten, we were limited to two field […]

Legoland for Homeschoolers

We recently took an end of the summer trip to Florida to visit family and have a little fun. While we were there, we took some time to visit Legoland and Disney World. We had a great time of connecting as a family, with a little learning sprinkled in. As I was sharing pictures of our […]

Homeschool Assignment & Chores Sheet {Free Printable}

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SchoolYearReady #CollectiveBias Over the summer, I had a serious conversation with our oldest about our homeschool. Jonah just turned eight and he’s feeling the desire for more freedom. As a momma, I’m feeling the tension as he’s trying to […]

Wild West Small World Play

I was so inspired by our Peter and The Wolf Small World Play idea, that I couldn’t wait to share another! With just a few quick changes, we transformed our Peter and the Wolf Small World into a Wild West Small World Play complete with Cowboys and Indians for my little buckaroos to play with. The boys […]

Easy On-the-Go Snacking

It’s always sad to see summer come to an end. One of the great things about our homeschool life is that we can handpick our first day of school. While everyone else has been preparing to go back to school and sharing first day pictures, we’ve been preparing for a last minute vacation to Florida before we […]

Peter and the Wolf Small World Play

Small World Play is something my boys are drawn to daily, chances are, yours kids are, too. Kids love using toys to act out familiar stories and make up new ones. This type of play is beneficial to children as they practice language, problem-solving, use their imagination, and more. While I love small world play to be open-ended, […]

Sundae Fundae Back-to-School Party

Our Kid-Planned Ice Cream Sundae Party was so much fun! Letting the boys take ownership of the party planning was a great lesson in responsibility as they chose ice cream toppings, made invitations, and even helped set up for the party. I loved watching them make decisions and compromises with each other. But most of […]