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…

Summer Home School

Summer and school can mix Well, Summer is finally here, the weather is perfect and the kids are out of school…well all except mine! Our kids are attending Summer home school…and no it’s not because they were bad or didn’t grasp things during the school year. Much of it (not all) is for purely selfish reasons…let…

Hands on Learning

Earth’s Layers For school recently we have been learning about the Earth’s layers and I thought it would be fun to do some hands on learning along with the reading, so we made mini Earths out of homemade dough. To make the dough you will need 2 cups of all purpose flour, 1 cup of salt, 1…

Easter Bark – an Easy Easter Treat

Kid Approved Easter Treat! We all want things to look nice and I really appreciate the time people put into many of the things that I see on places like Pinterest. Of course, many of them are so over the top, I mean there are preschool treat bags that look like they took more time, money,…

Easter Egg Rainbow

Find Your Perfect Egg Color With Easter approaching dyeing Easter eggs is always on a parent’s mind and it tends to sneak up on us. A few years ago I tried some alternative methods, you can see those here, and kept coming across the graphic below on different “recipes” to dye eggs, an Easter egg rainbow….

A Groundhog Day Craft for Kids

Who Says Groundhog Day Can’t Be Fun? Groundhogs are the only animals that have their own holiday here in the US, so whether it is Groundhog Day or a unit studying them or just because, they deserve a little wink and a nod. Here is a Groundhog Day craft for kids! I think the little…

Festive Deviled Eggs

Yummy and Fun! With Easter comes tons of boiled eggs and probably deviled eggs. If you use regular food coloring to dye your clean, boiled eggs, keep the dye and make some festive deviled eggs. After the kids find all of the eggs, it becomes time to make something of them. Deviled eggs are a…

9 Groundhog Day Facts

9 Groundhog Day Facts Groundhog Day or Groundhog’s Day… that is the question! Most people say the latter but actually the day is formally known as Groundhog Day, and it’s a little holiday in February that gives us all hope that spring weather is coming soon. Most people overlook it BUT as the long winter…

Fun Crafts – Making Mummies

Spooky Fun! Halloween is here, well almost, and here is a cute craft that most can make, even little ones with a little help.  These mummies are super easy to make and don’t require many materials. What you will need; 1 can for every mummy, black construction paper or cardstock, googly eyes, glue, tape, scissors…

Pumpkin Treats

Yummy Treats that are fun to make Holidays are so special! As a family, you only get so many together, yes the kids will come back again and someday with their children, but it will never be the same as when they were all small, so I try to make them special and memorable, especially…