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 […]

10 Tips for Managing Homemaking & Homeschooling

Managing homemaking and homeschooling can be a tricky thing. If you are anything like me, juggling the homemaking and homeschooling at the same time can be overwhelming at times. Laundry, cleaning, cooking meals, and caring for the children is a lot when you add homeschooling into the mix. I fail…often. However, I have learned a […]

Australia Books for Kids

Out of all of our countries and cultures unit studies Australia was our favorite. We’ve loved reading about the Australian outback and, of course, kangaroos, koalas, wombats, and platypuses. This list of Australia Books for Kids has some fabulous books included. We loved “The Pumpkin Runner”–a story inspired by a real person. “Finding Home” is […]

Straw and Pipe Cleaner Busy Bag

This Straw and Pipe Cleaner Busy Bag is probably the cheapest and easiest busy bag there is. Using just two items, we can put together a busy bag the kids will love to play with. What two items? Straws and pipe cleaners. It’s as simple as that. Plus, if you head to the dollar store […]

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 […]

Vinegar and Baking Soda Balloon Experiment

This fun Vinegar and Baking Soda Balloon Experiment will have the kids squealing with excitement. Trust me, they’ll want to do this experiment over and over again! Much like our Yeast Balloon Science Experiment, kids will learn how to blow up a balloon with vinegar and baking soda and learn a little chemistry at the […]

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 […]

Ritz Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

Sometimes you just want comfort food. Am I right? This Ritz Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole is comfort food to me and tips a hat to my southern roots. Pair this creamy chicken casserole with Ritz crackers on top with mashed potatoes and green beans and my belly is happy. YUM! Gosh, I’m getting hungry right now […]

Homemade Bread Bowl Recipe

This homemade bread bowl recipe is perfect for eating soup on a cold winter day. I love to eat Broccoli Cheese Soup out of homemade bread bowls. They just scream comfort food. It truly is a complete meal. No need to dirty up a bowl when you can eat it instead. Plus, it’s a little […]

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 […]