Dead Sea Salt Experiment – Learn About Density

The Dead Sea borders Israel, the West Bank and Jordan. It is more than 400 meters below seal level and is the lowest point on dry land. It is over 1/3 salt, and this hypersaline water makes floating easy. I love science and thought this fun experiment would be a great way to teach some … Continue reading Dead Sea Salt Experiment – Learn About Density

ISRAEL Unit Study – Build a “Wailing Wall” Out of Sugar Cubes

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I am a kinetic learner - meaning I learn best by physically doing something. I suspect my daughter is very similar, as she loves to "do it herself!" We are having a blast learning about Israel as we come up with fun activities that allow us to learn while having fun. I wanted to somehow … Continue reading ISRAEL Unit Study – Build a “Wailing Wall” Out of Sugar Cubes

Hebrew Counting Cards 1-10 *FREE Printables*

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As we continue our study of Israel in this month's theme, we discussed languages. Israel has both Hebrew and Arabic as predominate languages. I thought it would be fun to learn to count in another language - I chose Hebrew. I found Hebrew to be quite fascinating at initial glance. Words are either masculine or … Continue reading Hebrew Counting Cards 1-10 *FREE Printables*

Reusable Advent Calendar – Dollar Tree Hack!

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Christmas is one of my favorite time of year - I think some of my best memories as a child are related to activities I did together with my mom. I wanted to continue this tradition with my daughters, and came up with this activity to make together. I love Advent Calendars, but they can … Continue reading Reusable Advent Calendar – Dollar Tree Hack!

Montessori Pumpkin Life Cycle *FREE PRINTABLE*

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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*

Dyed Pumpkin Seed Letter Tracing

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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

My Body Unit – The Concept of Joints

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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

Plastic Bag Lungs – Hands on Activity!

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Since my day job is to teach nursing students, I love finding fun ways to teach about the human body. I find it even more challenging to teach these concepts to a three-year-old, but this activity was a hit! Our last co-op with Mama's Happy Hive was all about the human body, and I had so much … Continue reading Plastic Bag Lungs – Hands on Activity!

My Blood & Kidneys – Sensory Learning Activity

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Water beads are my go-to for many sensory and learning activities. I wanted an activity to visualize the different parts of the human blood, and water beads fit the purpose perfectly. I used red/pink beads for the red blood cells, white for the white blood cells, crush yellow beads for platelets and water with a … Continue reading My Blood & Kidneys – Sensory Learning Activity

Q-Tip X-Rays – Learning About The Human Skeleton

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I'm a 4th generation nurse and plan on passing down my love of the human body to my girls. For the past few weeks we've been focusing on activities that help us learn about the human body. I fell in love with this activity to help teach the names of the major bones. Materials you … Continue reading Q-Tip X-Rays – Learning About The Human Skeleton