14 Picture Books about Building with Blocks, Engineering, and Architecture

With this week’s review of BionicBlox, our new favorite engineering toy, I thought it only appropriate that I share some of my favorite books about building with blocks, engineering, and architecture. Here is a list of 14 picture books about building with blocks, engineering, and architecture. Changes, Changes by Pat Hutchins is a wordless book […]

Simple Science: Observing Worms

Worms. There’s just something about them that makes little boys giggle. Observing worms is a simple science activity because you don’t need any fancy tools! Since worms are underground, it’s hard to see them making tunnels in their natural habitat, unless you set up an observation. Jonah and I had fun setting up a worm […]

10 Books About Worms

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been studying about worms in science. Jonah has enjoyed learning how worms help the soil by digging tunnels and breaking things down by eating them. And because he’s a typical boy, he’s been fascinated that dirt is full of worm “waste.” We’ve found some really cute books at our […]

90 Must-Have eBooks for Your Homeschool Year

As a public school teacher, my summers were spent sitting in professional development learning new teaching strategies to add to my teaching toolbelt. Now that I’m a homeschool mom, I have to educate myself. While I’d love to go to homeschool conferences all the time, it isn’t always feasible. Going to conferences means investing time […]

Our Homeschool Curriculum 2013-2014

I find it hard to believe that we are entering our second year of homeschool. How is it possible that I have a First Grader?!?! We loved My Father’s World for Kindergarten, so we have chosen to stick with them again for First Grade. We were so excited on “Box Day“, the day we received […]

Curriculum Box Day

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you saw that yesterday we received our box of curriculum from My Father’s World. To say we were excited would be an understatement. You would’ve thought it was Christmas morning as the boys pulled things out of the box to inspect them. Asher kept flipping through the […]

Simple Science: How to Make a Volcano with Kids

While we were studying rocks and volcanoes during one of our homeschool units, we made a simple volcano using household items. Making a volcano with kids is an easy and fun science activity. Little ones are fascinated by the fizzy “lava” and can’t wait to do the activity again. Materials small disposable paper cup playdough […]

Dog’s Colorful Day

Dog’s Colorful Day is a fun book for young children. The book naturally leads to learning activities focusing on colors and numbers. It’s a favorite around our house. Dog’s Colorful Day: A Messy Story About Colors and Counting About the book: Dog starts off the day with one black spot on his ear. But it […]

How to Make a Sundial with Children

Summer is the perfect time to explore shadows and sunshine with your children. The days are bright and the kids need something productive to do. Why not pack a little learning into the summer schedule with a fun sun activity? Let’s make a sundial! Materials: Posterboard Paper Plate Playdough Stick or Pencil Marker Timer or […]

Roll-a-Monster Game {Free Printable}

Using the book If You’re A Monster And You Know It as our starting point, we played a Roll-A-Monster to review body parts and build our own silly monsters. It’s a fun little book that grabbed Jonah’s attention. Monster Body Parts Prep Using craft felt, I made some simple shaped body parts for the monster. […]