Coded Messages and More Literacy Fun for Kids

Making coded messages is one of my favorite ways for kids to practice early literacy! Five-year-old Lily came up with this fun coded message game. She writes only part of each letter, and it is my job to figure out what the message will say when she fills in the missing spaces. Sometimes I get […]

Celebrate Earth Day with Kids All Year Round

Earth Day is coming up in a couple of weeks, and today I’ve gotten together with a few blog friends to write about some simple ways to teach kids to appreciate and care for the earth. Earth Day is a great annual reminder, but really caring about and appreciating the planet is something we can […]

STEM Fun for Kids: Code Your Name in Jewelry

Did you know that you an write your name in binary using the ASCII code that computers read? Emma got to do this activity through our local church group. She loved it, and it’s a great way to introduce kids to computer brains. Computers assign a string of 0s and 1s to different letters, symbols, […]

Learn With Nature: Fun Activities For Kids

Getting out in nature is a wonderful way for kids to learn! Today I am sharing great ways you can get your kids learning while you spend time outdoors. Each of the photos below links to a post about kids learning through nature! Collect, sort, graph, and count leaves. Deceptively Educational did this with fall […]

Making the Most of Your Local College Campus

Have you taken your kids to your local college campus yet? Colleges often have a lot to offer families, and usually at very affordable (often free!) prices! College campuses are designed to withstand the antics of college students, and that tends to make them pretty kid-friendly – although I have noticed that railings aren’t necessarily […]