Groundhog Day Treats

Groundhog Grub We love Groundhog Day at our house, I think it is because the first thoughts of spring come with Groundhog Day. We love the holiday seasons between October and New Year’s Eve, but January is such a cold bleak month, that anything that can get our minds thinking spring is worth celebrating. Every year we make these Groundhog Day treats to celebrate and it seems to go over well, I took it to our co-op this year and it was thoroughly enjoyed. Of course these could be used…

The Night Gardener Book Review

A Book Review By Landen The Night Gardener Book Review This is Landen’s book review of The Night¬†Gardener, by Terry Fan (48 pages, 2016) *Parent’s Note – This book is Amazing!!! It really inspired some imagination with my kids and especially Landen. The illustrations are beautiful and each page is detailed beautifully. This story shows how we can all be inspired by even the smallest things and even by those that we don’t know. The Night Gardener would make an amazing bedtime story. My kids, especially Landen, go to it…

Making a Paper Mache Volcano

A Fun Science Experiement While learning about Earth we obviously covered volcanos and we agreed that making a paper mache volcano would be fun. Volcanoes are a fun topic for kids, they love watching them errupt! Now when I started making this I didn’t really take pictures on how to build the volcano (oops!) but I searched “paper mache volcanoes” and found a picture built very closely to the way I built mine, so I will include the picture for reference (I tried to find where the picture originated but…

Arctic Snow Dough

Fun Way for Arctic Play! While exploring the arctic with the kids, for our Canada unit, we decided to make some arctic snow dough. Snow dough is all over Pinterest, as are other types of doughs and slimes, so we found a basic recipe and decided to add glitter to ours. Glitter is not necessary but does add a little something to it! You’ll need some cornstarch or corn flour (UK), baby oil, and silver or white glitter. The baby oil will help this smell amazing, however, if you think…

How Does Blubber Work?

Why don’t Arctic animals get cold? While studying during our Canada unit we spent alot of time on the arctic. Most children love animals as it is but the arctic as many different types of animals with unique features, including those like polar bears, that have blubber. My kids just didn’t understand how animals could be in icy waters without being cold, so we set off to see how does blubber work? What you will need are some latex gloves, shortening, Saran Wrap, and a bowl of ice water, as…

Jorie and the Magic Stones Book Review

A Book Review By The 3 Amigos This is a video book review done by all three kiddos, Elijah, Emmeline, and Landen, of the book Jorie and the Magic Stones, by A. H. Richardson (268 pages, 2014) The kids love doing reviews, to see more or to show support… subscribe to our YouTube channel! *Parent’s note- This book was read to the kids by myself and was a little above my children’s reading level, while I think Elijah and Emmy would have been able to navigate alot of it, the…

The First Dog Book Review

A Book Review by Elijah The First Dog Book Review This is Elijah’s book review of the book The First Dog, by Jan Brett (32 pages, 1992) * Parent’s note – This is a really cute book and I used it during my native people study for homeschool. Obviously it isn’t fact BUT it is a fun story to accompany history lessons. This book was also a Reading Rainbow book, which is kinda cool to me! All 3 of my kids have referenced back to this book several times, once…

Interrupting Chicken

A Book Review By Landen This is Landen’s book review of the book Interrupting Chicken, by David Ezra Stein (40 pages, 2016) *Parent’s note – This book is true to fashion, the little guy wants a bedtime story, gets one… interrupts, gets another… interrupts and it ends with dad asleep before his son! How many nights have your little ones out-storied you? My kids loved this book and Landen enjoyed telling the joke he included in his review for quite awhile.

Leftover Halloween candy

So What do you do with all of that leftover Halloween Candy? Another Halloween has come to a close and during the celebration, candy is always the highlight, and as Halloween brings in handfuls of candy, if not bag fulls, many parents worry about their children having too much. If you aren’t keen on the excess sugar, chemicals, calories, or you just have multiple children (and the multiple load of candy), what do you do? Here is a quick rundown of what you can do with that candy, of course…

Free-Range Kids, yay or nay?

Free-range Kids… is it for you? While walking out of the library the other day, a book, Free-Range Kids, caught my eye and I grabbed it, which is a bit unusual for me because unless a¬†book is about crock pot recipes or gardening, I usually don’t check out books for myself (library trips are usually for the kids), and it isn’t that I don’t like books, I love books, I have shelves full of books… I’ve just become that busy mom with too many excuses! After a day of homeschooling,…