Canada Books for Kids

Sled dogs, Mounties, and maple syrup, oh my! After studying Mexico, we hopped on the Imagination Express and headed to Canada. One of our homeschool daily rhythms includes Book Basket Time, where I lay out a feast of books and the kids read, look at pictures, and immerse themselves in their learning. It is such […]

Mexico Books for Kids

Confession: The extent of my knowledge of Mexico could be summed up in a handful of things–piñatas, tacos, sombreros, and Dora. That’s probably not what you want to hear from a homeschool mom teaching a unit study on Mexico, is it? While that might be a little bit of an exaggeration, it’s not too far […]

Fairy Tale Activities for Early Learning

Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes are some of the first literacy experiences young children have. These stories and rhymes are often told while sitting on a lap of a loved one and become favorites for years to come. These early literacy experiences are important for many reasons and are a staple of childhood. The fact […]

Geography Books for Kids

This year our oldest will be learning a lot about geography as we work through our 3rd grade homeschool curriculum–My Father’s World Exploring Countries and Cultures. We’ll be looking at lots of maps and learning about the world we live in. I’ve gone through my bookshelves and visited the library to pick out some of the […]

Christopher Columbus Activities for Kids

We’ve been studying Early Explorers at our house in the first few weeks of homeschool. During our Christopher Columbus Unit, we’ve looked at maps of Christopher Columbus’ accidental voyage to North America, made our own versions of the Niña, Pinta, and Santa Maria, and so much more! I’ve pulled together all of the best Christopher […]

Simple Science: Observing Snowflakes like Snowflake Bentley

Snow is a precious thing where we live. We get snow, but not very often. Nor does it say very long when it actually does snow. My son was especially excited about our recent snow since it came during the week we were studying snow in science with My Father’s World First Grade. I love when […]

Indoor Snow Play with a Snow Sensory Bin

Chattanooga, TN isn’t known for lots of snow, so when it does snow we enjoy the rare treat of sledding and throwing snowballs. The boys love it! Usually the temperature rises quickly and the snow starts to melt….except on our back porch. Wanting to savor the last little bit of snow, I scoop up some […]

Mommy & Me: Coffee Filter Snowflakes

Snow is a precious commodity around our region. We get snow, just not very often. Nor does it stay around very long once it finally snows. So, we often have to make our own. Enter…Coffee Filter Snowflakes. Jonah still needs LOTS of practice with scissors. LOTS. He keeps wanting to rotate his hand like a […]