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!
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!
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!
Once a month we are part of a Montessori Educational co-op - This month my friend used a wooden tree from Hobby Lobby and had the children do leaf pinning work with leaves glued to clothespins. I couldn't find one at my local Hobby Lobby, so decided to make my own. It turned out more … Continue reading Montessori Inspired Autumn Leaf Pinning Tree
I love the smells of fall. I also love spices and warm baked goods. My preschooler loves play dough and I make her a fair amount on a frequent basis. I started with this wonderful recipe I found at Domestic Superhero - I absolutely LOVE this recipe and it turns out amazing EVERY time! I made … Continue reading *Nature Fossils* w/Autumn Scented Playdough – RECIPE INCLUDED!
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
Anybody that has kids knows two main things about toys - they seem to multiply and can be quite expensive, which is frustrating when your kids seem to tire of them after a few hours or days. As the weather is warming up, many retailers are selling pool noodles. If you are lucky, you can … Continue reading Pool Noodle Interlocking Discs
I love activities that can be created with recycled items or with minimal expense. I find myself at Home Depot often for projects I do around the house, and with a little Pinterest inspiration, this easy activity only needs a few household items! First get a few paint swatches at your local home improvement store. … Continue reading Paint Swatch Matching Activity
Step up your Easter egg game this year! Instead of dying eggs this year, I decided to get more creative with Epsom Salts. All you need is some eggs, Epsom salts, craft glue and some food coloring. First cut a small hole in the top of each egg: I found it make the yolks come … Continue reading Crystal Geode Easter Eggs
I love to travel. When I was a young child, my parents took me all over the United States visiting friends and family. Before I finished my teenage years, I had visited almost all 50 states. When my oldest daughter was born, I wanted to share my love of traveling with her too. Before she … Continue reading My USA Adventure Map *FREE PRINTABLE Map!*