Swiss Family Robinson – The Novel vs. The Movie

Swiss Family Robinson The Novel Vs. The Movie

Prior to beginning  our Book Club our children had watched many of the famous Disney movies such as Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, and Pinocchio.  For the most part, however, they were not familiar with the original books that had inspired these great films.  As we started to read these stories it was interesting to see […]

How to Make a Tornado in a Bottle

How to make a Tornado in a Bottle

A tornado is a violently rotating column of air that extents from the ground up to the clouds.  They are typically in the form of a funnel (often called a funnel clouds), with the narrow end of the funnel touching the earth. With winds in excess of 100 miles per hour, tornadoes are capable of […]

Mary Poppins Book Study and Activities

Mary Poppins Book Study and Activities

One fine autumn evening, as the east wind blows, Mary Poppins arrives at Number Seventeen Cherry-Tree Lane.  Mary Poppins is a unique and unforgettable character.  Although we were all familiar with the Disney movie of Mary Poppins, until recently we had not read the original Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers.  As part of our Disney inspired Book […]

The Jungle Book – Fun Family Activities

The Jungle Book

Has your family read the stories of The Jungle Book  by Rudyard Kipling? My children love animals, and any story that includes animals, so this book is high on our list of favorites. There are so many fun activities your family can do to celebrate the famous characters in these stories.  Although the animals in […]

Peter Pan’s Shadow: Activities for Kids

Peter Pan's Shadow: Activities for Kids

Early in the story of Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan visits the Darling house and surprises Mrs. Darling and Nana.  The encounter does not end very well for Peter Pan.  He is forced to make a quick exit out of the window and in the process leaves something very important behind: She returned to […]

Mapping Fogg’s Trip Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days

In the Jules Verne classic Around the World in Eighty Days , the precise and proper Phileas Fogg and his faithful butler Passapartout attempt what was then considered the impossible … to travel around the world in 80 days. The whirlwind adventure all starts as the result of a simple wager Fogg makes with his […]

Celebrate With A Very Merry Unbirthday Party!

Celebrate With A Very Merry Unbirthday Party!

Are you planning to read Alice in Wonderland with your children? Make it a memorable experience by planning your very own Very Merry Unbirthday Party! Your party decorations can be as simple or intricate as you like. Watch Disney‟s Alice in Wonderland for inspiration and let creativity be your guide. When our homeschool Book Club […]

Over the Rainbow Learning Activities

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Who hasn’t heard the classic song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow“?  It is immediately recognizable and brings to mind images of Dorothy and Toto in the 1939 movie version of The Wizard of Oz. Although rainbows are not mentioned in the original book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum, they are often associated with […]