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:…

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…

Night Sky Playdough; Our Favorite Way to Study Space

Let me begin this post by saying we made this night sky playdough NINE MONTHS ago and it is still going strong! I don't know how, I don't know why, but this playdough lasts forever. (We store it in a ziploc storage bag inside a cupboard inside a cool room). We've used it to study…

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A Fun Science Experiment to Teach Kids About Pollution

Today is Earth Day, and we ditched our regular lessons to spend the day learning about pollution and how it affects our earth. We began with this oil spill activity that was really eye-opening, even for me! We started with a pristine-looking ocean scene which turned yucky very fast. The boys tried several times to…

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Easy, Budget-Friendly Spring Flower Craft

Looking for a simple and fun spring craft for kids? This one only takes a few minutes