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…

NEW! Seashells Coloring Page Freebie (plus more free printables)

It's freebie time! I just added this little pack of coloring pages ~ including this brand new Seashells Coloring Page ~ to my shop for free!  Our favorite way to use these is to print them on cardstock or watercolor paper and use them as watercolor templates. They're also fun to tuck away for road trips…

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…

Fungi Nature Study – and a FREE Coloring Page!

It’s that time of year, when the temperature cools down and the rain picks up ~ the perfect time to hunt for mushrooms! Fungi are so unique and mysterious, they're one of my favorite things to study alongside with the kids. Here are some of the resources we'll be using over the next couple of…

Our Curriculum Picks for Kindergarten

I can't believe my little guy is in Kindergarten already - cue tears! This will be round two for me, and I've collected a few more resources over the years that I'm excited to use with him.  We don't do a lot of actual sit-down time for Kindergarten, as I believe play and time outdoors…

Our Curriculum Picks and Book List for Grade 3

There's just something about the new school year that always makes me a little giddy. By about January, I'll be tempted to ditch everything and try something new - but DON'T WORRY. I've learned this is normal. I'm committed. 🙂 This is going to be a long post, with a massive booklist - so feel…