Mentos & Diet Coca Cola – STEM Science Experiment

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As we concluded our study of Iceland, I wanted to include a science experiment, and thought that the traditional Mentos & Diet Coca Cola would be perfect, and a great way to visualize what a geyser looks like. A geyser is a spring characterized by intermittent discharge of water ejected turbulently and accompanied by steam. … Continue reading Mentos & Diet Coca Cola – STEM Science Experiment

England Unit Study: Montessori Practical Life Sewing Activity – Tudor Rose

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I remember as a young child, my mother taught me how to sew. Although my oldest is only three, I wanted to start teaching her the basics. I had seen some activities floating around Pinterest of sewing simple shaped projects with felt and thought this would be perfect. First you need to cut out the … Continue reading England Unit Study: Montessori Practical Life Sewing Activity – Tudor Rose

England Unit: Tudor Rose Cootie Catcher

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Kids growing up in the 1980s and 1990s may remember what we called a Cootie Catcher, which was a origami design that fit over the fingers like a 4-fingered glove and one could manipulate it open and shut. Not sure where the inspiration hit, but thought this would be a perfect foundation to explain how … Continue reading England Unit: Tudor Rose Cootie Catcher

England Unit: Tea Dying Activity

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Tea is very important to the English culture and for centuries they have been one of the world's greatest tea consumers. While it is usually served with milk, it is not uncommon to drink it black or with lemon, with sugar being a popular addition to any of the above. Strong tea, served in a … Continue reading England Unit: Tea Dying Activity

England Unit: Stonehenge Diorama from Sand Playdough (Recipe Included!)

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I learn best when I'm actively participating in creating something - I have a sneaky feeling my daughter is too. When we visited London seven years ago, my husband and I took a day trip to Stonehenge - the iconic site of large stones set in a circle. It was incredible to see this in … Continue reading England Unit: Stonehenge Diorama from Sand Playdough (Recipe Included!)

England Unit: Double Decker Bus Craft

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One of the most iconic features about London, England is the bright red double-decker buses that shuttle people around the city. When my husband and I visited London in 2012, we spent a lovely afternoon riding these buses and just seeing the city. While the locals may not find it such fun, we enjoyed it … Continue reading England Unit: Double Decker Bus Craft