Astronomy
STEM, Themed Units

Astronomy & Physics: A Week Long Themed Unit for Young Minds

What better way to introduce early physics to your young ones than through Astronomy?  I mean after all, what child doesn't possess an instilled fascination with those shiny wonders upon which Jiminy Cricket lulls us to wish upon?  This is perhaps the lowest maintenance yet most learning and fun me and my littles have fit… Continue reading Astronomy & Physics: A Week Long Themed Unit for Young Minds

Themed Units

The Art of Engineering Unit

Is there anything more inspiring then studying the inspirations of the greatest innovators of all time?  I think this every year, but this year was definitely the best summer of learning fun yet, and so many of these lessons were so incredibly simple, considering we had spent the majority of our summer living out of… Continue reading The Art of Engineering Unit

life science, Themed Units

Bugs and Insects- Themed Lessons for Preschool

Bugs and Insects have become a recent fascination for my girls.  Baby k has developed a recent fear of "buggies", and I received an email last week to say that Li'l A's Girl Scout troop would soon be releasing Lady Bugs as a part of an Arbor Day celebration.  And so I seized the moment… Continue reading Bugs and Insects- Themed Lessons for Preschool

Art Appreciation, Themed Units

A Summer of Art For Kids

Week 2: Frida Kahlo Drawing Faces Understanding symbolism Frida's culture Scroll to bottom of post for detailed weekly Art schedule. Despite my grandparents dragging me through art museum after art museum as a child, I was never taught how to enjoy art. Instead I took endless classes on the technical acts of it throughout my… Continue reading A Summer of Art For Kids

Multicultural Studies, Themed Units

Native American Culture Study

This week was a gigantic success.  With a combination of various forms of mediums, repetition, and hands-on experiences I was amazed at just how much my two and four years old grasped about a culture so brilliantly different from our own.  I was nervous going into this week that this was too advanced, that it… Continue reading Native American Culture Study

homeschool, Themed Units

All The Feels Activities for Preschool and Toddlers

Children are often scared or confused, and many times they don't know how to communicate it.  Some hide behind pacifiers, while others scream relentlessly down the aisles of the grocery store.  It's tiring, and we don't understand what their problems are.  We think they are mad, we think they are sad, we think they are just… Continue reading All The Feels Activities for Preschool and Toddlers

STEM, Themed Units

Sea Life: A One Week Homeschool Unit

It was one of our final weeks of summer as we made our final bi-weekly trip to the bookstore.  Once each of the kiddos picked out a book they wanted to take home, and I chose a book from the Ordinary People Change the World collection, we made our way to the section with education… Continue reading Sea Life: A One Week Homeschool Unit