Astronomy
homeschool, STEM

The Moon- Astronomy Lessons For Preschool

We have already shot for the stars, the sun, and the planets, and today we land on the moon with our little ones.  This day can invite conversation on physics concepts such as light and gravity through play and hands-on exploration.      As an Amazon Affiliate I earn from qualifying purchases. Daily Warm Up:… Continue reading The Moon- Astronomy Lessons For Preschool

Solar System
homeschool, STEM

The Planets- Astronomy Lesson For Preschool

We've made it to Planets!  Who doesn't love imagining and exploring the idea of other worlds?  For preschoolers the two main concepts is to familiarize themselves as they associate the images of the planets with their names.  This can be done wonderfully through some videos I have included in the intro of the Lesson.  And… Continue reading The Planets- Astronomy Lesson For Preschool

Jazz Collage
Art Appreciation

Jazz Lesson For Kids of All Ages

Jazz music pumps through my speakers in our home throughout the day, everyday.  Houston bred, I feel a near spiritual connection with it, and when it place I feel as if I can hear the echoed songs of my late grandfather's soul. So, we just concluded a week of exploring four different music genres at… Continue reading Jazz Lesson For Kids of All Ages

Earth's Layers
STEM

The Earth’s Layers: Geology For Kids

One cannot even begin to fathom geology without first understanding the earth's layers, and what makes up our planet.  This is day one of a four day adventure rocking geology.     As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.   Learning Objectives:  Label Earth's Layers What is geology? What does a Geologist Do?… Continue reading The Earth’s Layers: Geology For Kids

Solar System
STEM

A Lesson on Stars- Astronomy for Kids

Astronomy is perhaps THE all around favorite science for kids of ALL ages.  Who isn't inspired to wonder when following along the milky way just at their zenith.  For me, there was no more magical memory then when dad invited me to gaze at the kaleidoscopic technicolor ball of wonder we call a star through… Continue reading A Lesson on Stars- Astronomy for Kids

STEM

Caterpillars, Butterflies, and Literature: A Lesson for Kids of All Ages.

This summer was full of exciting changes.  The most important being we had moved finally into our (hopefully) forever home.  To celebrate, Mr. R ordered a Butterfly kit, the National Geographic Special on Butterflies, and about 30 Caterpillars.  The cups covered the fireplace mantle, side tables, coffee table, and all other living room furniture for… Continue reading Caterpillars, Butterflies, and Literature: A Lesson for Kids of All Ages.

Art Appreciation

5 Fun Activities That Introduce The Art Basics to Kids

Before diving into a week-by-week, artist-by-artist study this past summer I wanted to first give the kids an opportunity to become familiar with the supplies and practices we would be engaging in for the rest of our hot summer afternoons. The idea of this week was to instill the basic boundaries of knowledge that would… Continue reading 5 Fun Activities That Introduce The Art Basics to Kids

Art Appreciation, homeschool

Georgia O’Keeffe Activities For Kids

I planned Georgia O'Keeffe activities this week solely due to our mornings being filled with activities revolving around mummies, pyramids, and dances along the Nile.  I wanted to stick to the idea of deserts, and it also allowed for a bonus opportunity to discuss the differences in varying deserts from the soft sands of the… Continue reading Georgia O’Keeffe Activities For Kids

Art Appreciation

5 Wassily Kandinsky Activities For Kids

How drab would the world be without a touch of oddity? Wassily Kandinsky works of whimsy were not simply a product of his imagination but instead simply a representation of how his condition of Synaesthesia allowed him to see sound.  While spending an entire week studying Kandinsky we were able to follow an individual who… Continue reading 5 Wassily Kandinsky Activities For Kids

Claude Monet for Kids
Art Appreciation

Claude Monet Activities For Kids

There was so much that went into impressionism that I spent the entire weekend reading art teacher blog, after art teacher blog compiling all the information I could fathom.  This movement was a cornerstone in art, laying the foundation of many great artists to come.  Such as Fauvism with Matisse and Kandinsky or Post-Impressionism with… Continue reading Claude Monet Activities For Kids