Yesterday, the kids started a new Junior Aerospace Engineering class through our local parks department. Over the next several weeks, they’ll learn about aircraft and spacecraft design, plus construct their own airplanes and rockets. 🚀✈️ Yesterday, they zoomed out of their classroom, grinning ear to ear, holding their “airplane” creations — and then proceeded to
The white stuff typically evades us here in the Pacific Northwest. But that doesn’t mean we want to build a snowman any less. We usually end up making a pilgrimage to the mountains at least once a year to play in the snow. This morning, we took our latest kid- favorite breakfast to the next
Felt banners are a super simple craft that bring an element of hygge (a Danish word for cosiness and comfort) to the home. All you need: 5-6 sheets (different colors) of 9×12 inch felt Several feet of twine Sharp scissors Hot glue gun, hot glue Cut a piece of twine several feet in length. Cut
Honor a veteran Veterans Day is Nov. 11. Honor a veteran in your life and record a living history of their military memories with these sample interview questions from the Veteran’s History Project or these questions from StoryCorps.
Cultivate the attitude of gratitude with Thankful Hands ‘Tis the season of giving thanks. Make this quick and easy craft to help kids reflect on what they are thankful for and capture special memories. Trace and cut out the shapes of your family’s hands on paper. Write or draw what each member is thankful for on
It’s the first day back to home school! We’ve been looking forward to this day for a long time. A.M. We started the day off with singing a few songs and reviewing “The Magic Spindle” from our Oak Meadow resource book. We practiced writing upper and lower case letter A’s and making pictures out of
We love reading in our house, but sometimes the day-to-day busyness pushes this activity farther down on our priority list. I’m not worried so much about the “Summer Slide” as we’re continuing to learn throughout the summer, but sometimes reading can take a backseat. Here are eight ideas to inspire summer reading for your family.
I don’t remember exactly how I came across The Artist’s Way for Parents by Julia Cameron. It just sort of fell into my lap, so-to-speak. I put in on my “for later” digital bookshelf and decided one day to put in on my holds list. And one day, I got the email that it was
Here are two easy crafts we did this year to mark the Easter holiday. Recycled cardboard Easter banner: I cut egg shapes out of a cardboard box destined for the recycling bin, wrote the letters “H-A-P-P-Y-E-A-S-T-E-R” plus patterns for Easter eggs on the cutouts. I turned the kids loose with kid-friendly pastels. Tip: wear
Here’s a fun natural food coloring experiment. For dyeing the eggs, you will need: Hard boiled eggs, peeled Turmeric powder – 1/4 cup (yellow) Purple cabbage, shredded – 1/2 cup (blue) Red beets, sliced – 1/2 cup (red) Water – 9 cups divided White vinegar – 3 tbsp divided Table salt – 1 tbsp salt