All of my kids had incredible teachers this year! I wanted to help the kids come up with a thank you gift they could make for their teachers that would be meaningful for both them and the teacher. These DIY terrariums were easy to make, and they were a gift my kids adored making and giving to their teachers! Update:We kept one terrarium for ourselves. Our terrarium … [Read more...] about DIY Terrariums: Gorgeous as Gifts or For Your Own Home
My children choose to read math books and study the pros and cons of the current presidential election candidates in their free time. Getting them to play outside - especially for an extended period - can be a challenge. This is especially true since our current outdoor space at home is a concrete patio. I have learned that, if I can get them outside thinking creatively, they … [Read more...] about Creative Nature Design Challenge for Children: What Can You Make with Nature?
This simple organic spring sensory play idea highlights the joy of the season. Has spring arrived where you live yet? I love seeing blossoms on trees. Then they fall to the ground and it looks like snow. It's the closest thing to snow you'll find here in Silicon Valley! The sidewalks near our condo were covered with blossoms. Three-year-old Anna and I took a bowl out and … [Read more...] about Easy Spring Sensory Play Idea
The United States is full of incredibly beautiful public lands that are there for everyone to enjoy. It is also incredibly important to preserve these lands! This school year, 4th graders and members of their families are invited to visit federal lands and waters for free! This privilege also includes home-schooled and free-choice learners and members of their families.You can … [Read more...] about Visiting Muir Woods
The year I turned eight years old, I went to a school that had a huge open field my parents used to take us to to fly kites on the weekends. I don't remember doing much actual kite flying myself, but I loved watching others hold the kite string with the kite high up in the sky. This post includes affiliate links. Frustration Free Kites for Kids that Really Fly Johnny made … [Read more...] about Let’s Go Fly a Kite: Kites for Kids that Really Fly