Growing grass and other Earth Day themed learning activities for preschoolers. This week's Virtual Book Club for Kids pick is The Earth Book by Todd Parr, paired with an Earth learning theme. You can also read What Does It Mean to Be Green for this week. All of the activities are wonderful ways to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd. Growing Grass: A Fun and Easy Earth Day … [Read more...] about Growing Grass and Other Earth Day Learning Activities for Preschoolers
I hope you enjoy this easy craft for decorating flower pots that I am sharing today! Decorating terra cotta pots is one of my favorite spring crafts for kids! Lots of room for customization, and they can really take pride in this craft and turn it into a lovely Mother's Day gift or teacher gift. My kids really enjoyed stenciling their names onto these terra cotta clay … [Read more...] about Spring Crafts for Kids: Decorate Terra Cotta Pots
March was a funny combination of incredible weather and all the colds we somehow managed to escape (for the most part, at least) earlier in the year. Everyone is mostly healthy now, and it is definitely easier to be sick when the sun is shining and temperatures are in the 70s than when there is ice everywhere! Warm weather made it easy to meet my March goal of spending a lot of … [Read more...] about Setting Goals Month by Month: April 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed watching this Bewick’s Wren (if my bird identification skills are correct) build a nest in the bird house we have on our little patio this past week! Unfortunately, it disappeared partway through the week, so I’m wondering if it decided that my kids were a little loud. It also kept trying to use sticks that were really too large to fit into the house, so … [Read more...] about After School Learning for Kids: Build a Nest
I’m very thrilled to be partnering with The Home Depot for a series on organic gardening this spring! We started gathering our organic vegetable gardening supplies last fall, when we raked up our leaves: Jumping in the leaves is super fun, it’s fantastic exercise, AND it compacts the leaves so that they fit in the compost bin a little better! We put them in our compost … [Read more...] about Organic Gardening: Do You Have an Organic Garden?