Today’s Exploring Geography come from Andie of Crayon Freckles! Here are three activities from her blog that I love: Press Here Book Activities (love that book!), Using Legos to Teach Math and Writing, and 5 Senses: Touch – and while you’re there, check out her entire senses series – love it! Andie is also the artist behind the beautiful button (and book cover art) for the … [Read more...] about Exploring Geography: Des Moines, Iowa
My kids have loved the Science and Children’s Discovery Museums in Acton ever since we discovered them when Emma was a toddler. We even invested in a membership for a while, which we let lapse to pay for other experiences, but if the kids have their way we’ll rejoin again. This sand and light table has been a huge hit with each of my kids, especially when they were around … [Read more...] about Learning Laboratory: The Discovery Museums
Besides an awesome wool-dying experience, the opportunity to see David Kennard of Wellscroft Farm demonstrate traditional sheep herding was a big part of our choice to return to Sturbridge Village for their Wool Days. The dogs were amazing! They could follow whistle as well as spoken commands. I was even able to capture part of the demo on film – see the video at the end of … [Read more...] about Learning Laboratory: Sheep Herding and Shearing
Today’s post about Washington State Salmon comes from Marnie! Marnie is a wife, mom, daughter, twin, little sister, career woman, runner and writer for Carrots are Orange. She hails from Maine, a wonderfully down to earth place to grow up. Marnie moved to the west coast in 1999, and currently lives in Seattle. Here are three posts I love from Marnie’s blog: Paint in a Box – … [Read more...] about Exploring Geography: Washington State Salmon!
Several weeks ago, LivingSocial had a deal I couldn’t pass up – a year’s membership to Old Sturbridge Village for $45, less than it costs to take our family there once! I had heard good things about this living history village, so we bought the membership! We finally made it out there for the first time on Saturday, and had an amazing time! Sturbridge Village … [Read more...] about Living History: Old Sturbridge Village