Shamrock Decoupage Luminary FREEbie & Saint Patrick’s Day Recommended Reading List

Shamrock Decoupage Luminary FREEbie & Recommended Reading List

For many, Saint Patrick’s Day is a festive day full of the color green, shamrocks, leprechauns, rainbows, pots of gold and Irish pride. As homeschoolers who LOVE great books and ways to explore the world around us, Saint Patrick’s is the perfect opportunity for some learning fun! Today I’m sharing with you some of our […]

Pinocchio – Make Your Own Marionettes

Goofy Bird Marionettes

Pinocchio is one of Italy’s most famous fairy tales.  The story begins when Geppetto, an old woodcarver, creates a puppet from a very special piece of wood.  Magically the puppet begins to talk and walk!  Geppetto names the puppet Pinocchio and raises him as a son. Even though Geppetto makes many sacrifices for him, Pinocchio […]

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears – Learning Activities

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears - Learning Activities

We recently discovered a beautiful children’s book called Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears: A West African Tale retold by Verna Aardema. This story is based on a folk tale that has been passed down verbally from adults to children for many generations.  In years past adults would use folk tales to explain why events in […]

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 […]

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 […]