I love activities that require minimal preparation and are easy to set up. This activity was super simple, but provided my girls a bit of a challenge and kept them occupied for a few minutes (at this age, that’s always … Continue reading Egypt Unit Study: Pyramid Cup Stack [STEM Challenge]
One of the most iconic places in France is the palace of Versailles. When my husband and I visited there, we were overwhelmed how intense it is in real life – It’s not only massive, but gorgeous! I cannot imagine … Continue reading FRANCE Unit Study: Versailles Hall of Mirrors Reflection Activity [STEM Challenge]
I love to integrate science into my learning activities for my kiddos. A few months ago, we visited the Denver Museum, which had an Ancient Egypt display, and my oldest was very interested in the mummies – she wanted to … Continue reading Egypt Unit Study – Apple Mummies [STEM Challenge]
I like to include a variety of subjects into my learning activities and as my oldest is now in Pre-K, I want to put a small emphasis on basic mathematics. As part of our Guatemala Unit Study, I thought it … Continue reading Mayan Temple Measuring Activity: Units of Measurement
Years ago I was watching the TV series Parenthood and one of the characters made a model of the Eiffel Tower from popsicle sticks. When we started our France unit, I knew I wanted to make one myself! We started … Continue reading France Unit Study: Make a Popsicle Stick Eiffel Tower!
France is a European country rich with medieval cities, alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches. Most people think of Paris, its capital, which is famous for fashion, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. The country … Continue reading #TravelingThroughLearning – FRANCE Unit!
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 … Continue reading Mentos & Diet Coca Cola – STEM Science Experiment
Iceland, a Nordic island nation, is defined by its dramatic landscape with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields. Massive glaciers are protected in Vatnajökull and Snæfellsjökull national parks. Most of the population lives in the capital, Reykjavik, which runs … Continue reading #TravelingThroughLearning – ICELAND Unit!
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 … Continue reading England Unit Study: Montessori Practical Life Sewing Activity – Tudor Rose
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 … Continue reading England Unit: Tudor Rose Cootie Catcher