Australia is a country and continent surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans. It comprises the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. I have strong family ties to Sydney, with my grandmother and … Continue reading #TravelingThroughLearning – AUSTRALIA Unit!
Part of learning about different countries is understanding how they look on a map and the major cities they have. I love foam sheets as a great textile way of visualizing what a country looks. I made little printables with the cities to attach to your map with map pins. First print out the country … Continue reading Israel Unit – Foam Map w/Printable Cities
Israel is a country along the Mediterranean Sea located in the Middle East. It is most common referred to as the biblical Holy Land by Jews, Christians and Muslims. Since I decided to start #travelingthroughlearning in December, I thought Israel would make an excellent start because of it's association with the Christian Christmas story and … Continue reading #TravelingThroughLearning – ISRAEL Unit!
I love to find easy activities that promote hands-on learning. I also love the smells of the holidays and this activity combines fine motor skills and creativity as well as smells AMAZING! A pomander comes from the French words pomme d'ambre, meaning an apple of amber. It refers to a ball made for perfumes, and … Continue reading Orange Clove Pomander – Fine Motor Skill Activity
I don't adhere to one specific methodology of education, but I am inspired by several educational theories including Montessori, Waldorf and STEM/STEAM Education. I was trying to find some autumn-themed activities for my preschooler and decided to make a Montessori life-cycle for a pumpkin! I drew some basic drawings with a sharpie and made up … Continue reading Montessori Pumpkin Life Cycle *FREE PRINTABLE*
We saved the seeds we removed from our pumpkin a few days ago, and allowed them to dry for a few days. I decided to dye them and use them for another activity. It's ridiculously easy to dye pumpkin seeds actually. I put the dry pumpkin seeds into little bags and added 1/2 teaspoon of … Continue reading Dyed Pumpkin Seed Letter Tracing
As a nurse educator, I love to find creative ways to teach my little one about her body. At three, she isn't able to grasp many abstract concepts, so I try to find hands on learning activities to make it more real. I always seem to have tons of pipecleaners laying around - pretty sure … Continue reading My Body Unit – The Concept of Joints
My oldest just turned three, but I've already started to try to teach her the foundations to learning to read. I loved this activity because it combines a visual matching of a photo, but also teaches younger kiddos the order the letters in their names go. Materials Needed: Photo of childWide craft sticksGlueScissorsSharpie Marker Choose … Continue reading Photo Name Puzzle – Learning to Read!
I was homeschooled growing up and my mother found creative ideas to teach us different concepts - this is even more impressive in pre-pinterest and blogging age, before the internet! I remember her doing this activity with me using beans and pasta, and although I was around 8 or 9, I remember it vividly. Understandably, … Continue reading Jello Cell – Biology Activity for Kids