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

Spring Pond + Frog Life Cycle Study

Last week we learned about the spring pond with our Exploring Nature with Children curriculum. The boys learned about the ecosystem of the pond and the lifecycle of a frog through play-based learning, lots of good books and outdoor exploration. Here's what we did: Spring Pond Loose Parts Play For this activity, I set out…

DIY Tide Pool – Ocean Science Activity for Kids

This week we studied ocean zones while following the Classical Conversations Cycle 1 Week 19 curriculum - and to add an extra element of fun, we also studied the Intertidal Zone. Did you know that the Intertidal Zone is one of the harshest environments on earth? It's true. Animals who live there have to withstand extreme variations…

Snow Science Activities for Kids

I have a little scientist. He's only 5 years old and 4 feet tall, but don't even try to tell him he's not a real live scientist. Since I took physics for fun in college (I was an advertising major), I can only guess where he gets it from. Ever since January arrived, we've basically…

Fizzy Valentine’s Day Sensory Art

Make a simple and fun sensory art Valentine's Day craft with your little ones.