Great Living Books for Teaching History

Interesting living books for teaching history are a great way to expose kids to historical time periods, events, and people. Living books draw readers into the story and teach without kids even knowing they are learning. That’s what’s so great about living books–they weave important facts into a story seamlessly. This effortless learning is why […]

Teddy Bear Trail Mix

This Teddy Bear Trail Mix is a special sweet snack mix that has been a family tradition for quite some time. This treat is simple to make and is addictive once you start eating it. I have found my husband picking out his favorite parts of this homemade trail mix recipe on more than one […]

DIY Wooden Block Pretend Play Town

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PlayWithPlaymobil #CollectiveBias A quick and easy DIY Wooden Block Pretend Play Town is the perfect homemade gift to accompany the new PLAYMOBIL Take Along Fire Station and encourage imaginative play in kids. Little ones will love saving the town with […]

5 Ways to Supplement a Homeschool Reading Curriculum

Teaching your child to read can be a daunting task to some. There are many different ways to teach reading and even more reading curriculum choices.  And don’t even get me started on what to do if your child struggles with reading. Some days it’s enough to make your head spin! I get it. I […]

Candy Shark Jello Snacks

Every time Shark Week rolls around, I think about the birth of our oldest son. As we snuggled our new baby boy in the hospital, we enjoyed all the cable channels we didn’t have at our house. After flipping through all the available channels, Mr. Happy Brown House would settle on watching Shark Week–he couldn’t […]

Kite Counting Math Busy Bag

This Kite Counting Math Busy Bag for preschoolers and kindergartners is a fun way to practice counting, identifying numbers, and one-to-one correspondence. This busy bag for preschoolers is easy to put together with a little felt and hot glue. Plus, I’ve included a printable at the bottom of this post to get you and your […]

100 Screen-free Summer Activities for Kids

I don’t know about you, but I want our summers to be as screen-free as possible. Kids should get outside and play instead of plopping down in front of a television or spending hours on the iPad. With childhood obesity on the rise, it’s more important than ever to get kids off the couch. I’ve […]

How To Make A King Tut Burial Mask With Kids

Making a King Tut Burial Mask with kids is a super fun way to finish an Ancient Egypt unit study. Kids will love to paper maché and the finished King Tut Mask craft for kids will be an art project you won’t mind keeping on display.  After studying King Tut, officially known as King Tutankhaman, […]

10 Things Every Mom Should Have in the Car for Summer

It never fails. The summer weather is nice, or I have a few extra minutes of time to kill before the next activity. It’s moments like these that I wish I had packed something in my car to keep the kids busy while we wait, or to take advantage of the gorgeous weather. I’ve gathered […]

Russia Books for Kids

Russia was a fun country to study during our year of homeschool units of countries and cultures. Like all countries, Russia has folktales and we found several variations of each one. It was interesting to read each one and compare the books. During our study we also listened to and read Peter and the Wolf–something we’ve […]