Sugar & Yeast Balloon Experiment

Did you know that you can blow up a balloon without using your mouth or a helium tank? You totally can. This super fun Sugar &¬†Yeast Balloon Experiment will have kids wondering how it works. Much like our magic light bulb balloon experiment, this balloon experiment is easy to do. This is one of those […]

Paper Plate Carnival Masks

These Paper Plate Carnival Masks are perfect for teaching kids about Rio Carnival, Brazil, and the Rainforest. During our homeschool study of the rainforest, we read about Rio Carnival in Brazil and wanted to make our own colorful masks. Carnival is always celebrated the weekend before the beginning of Lent, similar to Mardi Gras. While […]

26 Ways to Learn Names for Preschoolers

There are lots of ways to for preschoolers to learn how to spell their name! This list of 26 Ways to Learn Names for Preschoolers is full of creative name activities for preschoolers. Over the years I’ve done lots of things to help kids learn how to spell and recognize their name. We’ve made name art, practiced with […]

Balloon Rocket STEM Activity

Have you ever had one of those days where the kids needed something to do to and they were whining and complaining of boredom? That’s where this balloon science experiment can save the day. My kids didn’t know it, but they were learning some science concepts while they were having fun with balloons. In my […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Books for Kids

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a great man that helped the civil rights movement tremendously. His peaceful but firm approach to getting equal rights for African Americans is something I’ve always admired. His “I have a dream” speech gives me cold chills every time I hear it. Each January, when America celebrates MLK Day, […]

40 Fun Writing Tools for Kids

When I was a kid I loved writing with fancy pens and paper. Oh, who am I kidding, I still do. Kids are the same way. Fun writing tools for kids make writing more desirable. Kids will choose the cool writing tools 9 times out of 10. Think about it. Why do you think Crayola […]

Africa Books for Kids

For our Africa unit study during our homeschool year’s theme of countries and cultures we read some really great books. We studied the grasslands and African animals as well. Some of our favorite books were the books about real people that have made the world a better place like¬†Wangari Maathai, the first African woman and […]

Moon Crater Science Experiment

One of our homeschool unit studies has been about the moon. We’ve talked about every aspect of the moon–what it’s like to walk on the moon, the first moon landing, how the moon reflects light from the sun, how craters are made, and more. To show how craters are made and what the surface of […]

Magic Light Bulb Balloon Science Experiment

My kids love balloons. What kid doesn’t? So, it’s only natural that we would do balloon science experiments. There are lots of science experiments with balloons out there, but this Magic Light Bulb Balloon Science Experiment is the most fascinating of all. My kids were mesmerized and asked to do it over and over again. […]

India Books for Kids

Our study of countries and cultures led us to India this time. We learned about the many folktales, the culture, and their beliefs from this list of India Books for Kids. While their religious beliefs are different from ours, I think it is still important to expose our children to various beliefs and compare them […]