FREE Butterfly Garden Activities for Families includes free printables and fun ideas to take your learning outdoors! Create a butterfly garden, learn about their life cycle and more!
Have you ever thought about how you would love to do more with your kids? Things like nature and reading, cooking and nutrition? And as parents we all want to raise children with positive character traits! That’s where this elementary enrichment program – Enriched at Home. Elementary Enrichment Program – Enriched At Home Enriched At(…)
Including Homeschool Lessons on the Hiking Trail is a great way to not only get up and out in the fresh air, but to include both exercise and learning along the way! If there’s one thing homeschooling parents know, it’s that diverse learning strategies can mix up their time spent studying and be some of(…)
Teaching Seasons and Months Using A Busy Year is a collection of mostly FREE resources for teaching seasons and months based on this wonderful picture book.
Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22nd with events worldwide in support of the environment, as well as to raise awareness for the environmental care and protection of our planet. This is a great time to celebrate nature, the earth, and teach our kids about how we can help preserve our planet. This Earth(…)
Springtime is big nature study time in our house. The winter months are cold here so we tend to hibernate a little, but as soon as spring hits we can’t wait to get outside. One of our most favorite things to do is check out the birds in our area. It is very simple to(…)
If you have young children, I am sure you have seen at least one Eric Carle book. The illustrations are brightly colored and very distinguishable. We love them so much that I created Bug & Insect Units around some of them. It is fun and engaging to teach bugs and insects using Eric Carle books!(…)
Spring is here and the bees have been invading us all around! It has given us the perfect opportunity to learn about them. Since we collected resources, and learned about them ourselves, I thought I would share our All About Bees Unit Study for others to enjoy. Like with most of our unit studies these(…)
Here in New York spring is coming around late as usual. But that doesn’t mean we can’t prepare to get outside and explore nature! While others actually get to get outside to see bird nests, we are just creating them in art class! Using the Spring Chalk Pastels Art Tutorial from Southern Hodgepodge we have(…)
Each year we set out about 3 weeks before Christmas to cut down our Christmas tree. Check out our Christmas Tree Memories to get a look at what a fun experience it can be to cut down your own tree. We bundle up and head out to a local tree farm where you can find a(…)
FALL is here! Fall is here! While summer is my favorite season, fall takes a close second! The changing colors, pumpkins, fresh donuts and cider, apple picking, hay rides, & more make fall a fun time of year here in New York. This is the time to put on long sleeves, some good sneakers and(…)
Two weeks ago I shared The Grouchy Ladybug portion of our Bug/Insect Unit Study. Then last week we continued our Bug/Insect Unit, entering the world of spiders. This week we are learning about crickets, enjoying The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle, and also comparing/contrasting crickets to grasshoppers. The Very Quiet Cricket Storybook: The Very(…)