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. […]

Rainforest Books for Kids

I love to share the books we use during our homeschool unit studies. This list of Rainforest Books for Kids was one of our favorite trips to the library yet! We loved all the colorful pictures of the animals and learned about some amazing Amazon Rainforest animals like the sloth, the macaw, and the poisonous dart […]

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 […]

Fizzy Fine Motor Skills Fun For Preschoolers

No matter how many times my kids have experimented with baking soda and vinegar reactions, they are always mesmerized. It never fails to make them giggle and wonder. One of my boys’ favorite activities is to have fizzy fun. My oldest asks over and over to make a volcano and the youngest asks for a Fizzy […]

Nature Walk Bag

One component of our homeschooling is nature walks. We get outside, enjoy fresh air, and learn about the world around us. We often have several things we need to carry with us for our nature walk time. Instead of packing and unpacking a bag every week, I set up a Nature Walk Bag with some […]

Simple Science Experiment for Kids: Testing for Air

We love simple science experiments at our house! The kids love getting to study science concepts through hands-on activities best and are always excited when we have a fun science activity to try. We have been studying air in our science time and took a few minutes to talk about how air is always around […]

Balloon Science Activities for Kids

Kids love balloons. Kids love fun science activities. Add them together and you’ve got an afternoon full of fun! Recently, I found a pack of balloons leftover from a birthday party. Knowing we would use them in the fall for our homeschool curriculum, I placed them with our school things. The only problem? My kids […]

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 […]