Chalk Resist Art Project

This is a really fun art project that doesn’t require fancy art supplies! Materials Needed: 1 piece of cardstock per person (it can be any color) Colored Chalk Black Crayon Pencil Cut each piece of cardstock in half so everyone has two pieces. On one piece of cardstock use the chalk to color all over making patches of color. Over… Read More

Nature Study Ideas

Marrying a husband who makes his living from working the land has helped me appreciate Mother Nature from her vast weather cycles to the small creatures that live in the soil our grass grows in. There is so much to learn from studying any part of the natural world. How does a caterpillar change into a butterfly? Will this tiny… Read More

Extending Family Read Alouds

Family Read Alouds  have always been a big hit at our house. In the evenings either mom or dad will read a book aloud while the children gather to snuggle under warm blankets on the couches. Sometimes the youngest ones play quietly on the floor. These are precious memories to us! Recently I was sick for a few days –… Read More

The Candy Bomber – A mini unit study

This time of year is so full of fun . . . and candy. Candy abounds! The shelves at the store are lined with brightly colored packages. Children are dreaming of how much they will get after they go trick-or-treating. In our neck of the woods everyone from doctor’s offices to banks are passing candy out to any child that… Read More

Three Easy Soups For Busy School Days

The cooler days, leaves changing color, smoky woodsy scents of the fireplace signal the oncoming Autumn season, my favorite time of year! It also means a slight change in our menus. I pull out my favorite soup recipes to simmer in the crock pot while we do school. Today I’m sharing three of my family’s favorite! Mexican Corn Chowder This… Read More

Family History – Learn It!

“Mom, can tell me a story about _______?” This question is often asked at our house with the variations of dad, grandma, aunt so-and-so, or great-grandpa inserted in the blank. Children love to hear stories, there is no doubt about that. They especially love to hear stories about family members both immediate and extended. Studies have shown that children who… Read More