Indianapolis Children’s Museum – ScienceWorks

A Museum With Many Names I am sure most of my regular readers know that I homeschool my kids, though if you’ve just randomly found my page you wouldn’t know that, and so to you… we homeschool. Part of our homeschooling experience involves our local children’s museum, which just happens to be the world’s largest,…

Cold Paws Warm Heart Book Review

A Book Review By Landen Cold Paws Warm Heart Here is Landen’s Cold Paws, Warm Heart book review. Cold Paws Warm Heart was written by Madeleine Floyd (32 pages, 2005). *Parent’s Note- This is an amazingly sweet story with wonderful illustrations! I love how warm this book really is. It’s about a sweet girl who…

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…

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…

Interrupting Chicken

A Book Review By Landen Interrupting Chicken 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!…

Leftover Halloween candy

Leftover Halloween Candy – Friend or Foe? 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…

Pirate Girl Book Review

A Book Review by Emmy Pirate Girl This is Emmy’s book review for the book Pirate Girl, by Cornelia Funke (32 pages, 2005) *Parents note- The book Pirate Girl brings the concept of pirates to girls but does start with a girl getting kidnapped by pirates. My daughter thought it was both sad for a bit,…

Home School for Pre-K thru 2nd Grade

Homeschooling your Pre-K thru Second Grader I think the question I am asked most about home school is, “What do you use (curriculum) to teach your kids?” and I find as I explain the answer to most non-homeschooling people, their eyes start to glaze over. However, to those interested, it is an honest question and so…

Something Extraordinary Book Review

A Book Review By Elijah Something Extraordinary This is Elijah’s book review for the book Something Extraordinary, by Ben Clanton (40 pages, 2015) *Parent’s note- This is a cute book that helps kids use their imaginations along with the little guy in the book… wishing for things, even crazy things, can be fun, but it’s…

How to Make a Lung

How Does a Lung work? We recently purchased the Magic School Bus Human Body Lab, shown at the left and which I will be reviewing when we are completely done with the projects. One of the experiments showcased the Respiratory System and showed how to build a lung, however, this experiment is easy to whip…