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

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

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

homeschool, Multicultural Studies

Continents and Landform- Geography for Kids

This summer we will be traveling around the world; in preparation, we needed to review our global basics! What are the continents? What are landforms? What does the word culture mean? I asked the kids over Spring Break what topics and concepts they would like to explore this summer, Li'l A was quick to answer… Continue reading Continents and Landform- Geography for Kids

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

Uncategorized

Comparing Quantities: STEM for Tots

When I first opened the Math Concepts book I didn't really know what sort of challenges I would be facing.  I wanted my five-year-old daughter to understand counting, something that had been an ongoing battle for years.   But when I started the first lesson, and then the second, and then the third from this book… Continue reading Comparing Quantities: STEM for Tots

Faith & Ethics

Grateful Hearts: Lessons in Proverbs

  I had such a difficult time deciding what to do with a lesson based on gratitude, considering I felt we had just kind of already focused on the subject matter earlier this week when we discussed contentedness and appreciating our blessings.  The Giving Tree would have been a perfect book for this lesson, but… Continue reading Grateful Hearts: Lessons in Proverbs

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Introducing Measurement: STEM For Tots

The Prep Work Last summer I was perusing the bargain section of Target when I came across this Discovery Workbook Math Concepts book. I thought it may be a useful tool in teaching Li'l A to count, which has been quite the struggle for years now. This book has proven to teach math far beyond… Continue reading Introducing Measurement: STEM For Tots

Faith & Ethics

Possessing a Content Heart: Lessons in Proverbs

Growing up, I despised the book The Giving Tree.  It was too sad, it hurt my heart so much, why did the tree have to dwindle down to nothing? Now as an adult I have grown to understand the importance of that impact from the book and I hope that it helps to teach my… Continue reading Possessing a Content Heart: Lessons in Proverbs