Flower Printed Handmade Greeting Cards ~ Flower Pounding DIY

This is the perfect time of year to try flower pounding! We made these sweet little handmade cards for Mother's Day, but they would be great birthday cards or thank you cards... or even just to send as a special note! It's helpful to test out the flowers you plan on using first, but we…

Spring Nature Study: Exploring Pond Life with Kids

Dive into spring with this pond life lesson plan.

Anatomy of a Rainbow FREE Printable + Make a Rainbow

Spring is almost here - I can *feel* it. Soon we'll be seeing the tulips and crocuses pop up, the grass will be green and the snow will give way to spring showers. In celebration of spring (...so close... we're SO close), I wanted to share this Anatomy of a Rainbow free download with you,…

Make the Northern Lights! Sensory Tray + Science Experiment

Teach your kids about the northern lights (and science) with this hands-on activity

NEW! Winter Solstice Unit

The Winter Solstice is coming up soon, and TODAY ONLY you can download my new Winter Solstice Unit for FREE!  Brand new in the shop, this 8-page unit includes pages for learning about: What Makes the Seasons Solstice and Equinox Solstice Experiments Winter Wildlife Winter Solstice Traditions from Around the World Simple Activities for Celebrating the Winter…

NEW! The Arctic Journal is Here!

It's finally getting chilly here, and the approaching winter season is the perfect time to learn about the amazing animals and ecosystem of the Arctic.¬† The Arctic Journal¬†is new in the shop, and is a beautifully detailed, engaging printable nature journal with 5 units of study, including: The Northern Lights + Polar Constellations Polar Ice…

Studying Sedimentary Rocks ~ A Complete Lesson Plan

If there's one thing my kids never get tired of learning about - it's rocks. We had so much fun studying sedimentary rocks last week! I love how much joy can come from such a simple element of nature. Here's a rundown of our lesson on sedimentary rocks and the books and resources we used:…

Calling All Rock Lovers – The Rocks + Minerals Journal is Here!

I don't know about you, but if there's one thing on our nature shelves that crowds out everything else - it's rocks. Years of visiting rock shops in small mountain towns, collecting small pebbles from the stream, and receiving various rock kits in the mail has resulted in quite the collection. And so of course…

Studying the Night Sky with Kids – Our Favorite Crafts + Book List

One of my favorite things about winter is how bright and clear the stars shine. Orion is easy to spot, guarding the night sky and pointing the way to the the winter constellations. Thankfully, my boys also share a love of astronomy, which means we've spent plenty of time on this subject over the past…

Hibernation Unit Study and Winter Playdough Recipe

Image courtesy of @jojomontessori This is the time of year when we switch to what I like to call "cozy-schooling" ~ cozy crafts, recipes, lots of books, and of course candles and tea. One of our favorite things to learn about this time of year is hibernation. Where we live, we see a big change…