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…

DIY Kids’ Space Room – With REMOVABLE Wallpaper!

My boys share a room – and they’ve been collectively asking for a space room for, well, years. So a few weekends ago, we sent the boys away to their grandparents’ house and surprised them with their new space room. By far, the coolest part of their new room is this Constellations wallpaper from Coloray.…

Little Brown Bat FREE download

Little Brown Bat Printable What with Halloween approaching, my kids are currently obsessed with bats - and after watching the Wild Kratt's little brown bat episode - well, now we are the proud owners of a backyard bat house. What can I say. Nature is my weakness. I've created these Little Brown Bat nature 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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What Makes the Seasons? {Spring Equinox Science Experiment}

Have your kids ever asked you what makes the seasons? The days are finally getting longer around here and the snow is almost gone, which is making us all slightly giddy. After a long, cold winter, the spring sunshine feels GOOD. A few weeks ago, I prepared a little lesson to teach my boys about the spring…

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…

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Classical Conversations Cycle 1 Week 19 Activities + Resources

Science We did a lot for science this week, since we LOVE learning about the ocean. Ocean Layers ActivityThis was a great way to visualize the epipelagic, mesopelagic, bathypelagic and abyssopelagic layers they learned about at CC. Learn how to do it here. Tide Pool Sensory PlayIf you've been around here for any length of…