Mayan Temple Measuring Activity: Units of Measurement

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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 would be fun to create a measuring activity in regards to the Mayan temples that … Continue reading Mayan Temple Measuring Activity: Units of Measurement

France Unit Study: Make a Popsicle Stick Eiffel Tower!

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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 with a combination of popsicle sticks, toothpicks, hot glue gun and a small Eiffel tower … Continue reading France Unit Study: Make a Popsicle Stick Eiffel Tower!

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: 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

#TravelingThroughLearning – ENGLAND Unit!

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We started studying ENGLAND for the month of April, and honestly we could have spent a lot more time than one month because England has such a rich and diverse history because it's been around for so many years! My husband and I visited London back in 2012, as well as took a day-trip to … Continue reading #TravelingThroughLearning – ENGLAND Unit!