darth vader DIY glitter charms

We are getting close to the big day! That's right, May the 4th Be With You is upon us folks. How will you and your littles celebrate? Our Star Wars Day will include themed treats and costumes with buns and fur. The kiddos have not actually seen the movies before, but Mr. eager Ed's love of all things Star Wars is infectious. We started prepping this week by making these awesome Star Wars charms. They make the perfect May the 4th Be With You party favor, Mother or Father's...

insect and bug unit study homeschool

Insects are fascinating. Did you know that a bug is a type of insect? I always thought that bug was the overreaching term for insect, but I was wrong. What makes an insect a bug is the type of mouth it has. Where did I learn this important piece of information you might ask? An encyclopedia? Try again. A consult with an entomologist? Nope. The Internet? Nota. It was from...

cloud sensory bin with shave cream

Do you ever wonder what clouds feel like? We ask ourselves this question often. The oldest kiddo says cotton candy. Our youngest daughter says shaving cream. Of course, she says shaving cream to most things. If she could have any toy in the world she would choose shaving cream. And so, here is our cloud sensory bin filled with shaving cream.

cutout farm animals in playdough

Springtime means adorable baby farm animals. Our mama and babe farm animal puzzles are so cute it hurts. They are great beginner spelling puzzles and an awesome way to learn about farm animals. Download our FREE Farm Animal Spelling Puzzles NOW! Be sure to check out our Explore More section below to download our complete Preschool Farm Animal printable pack for FREE. Happy Spring!

recycle basketball montessori globe

The oldest kiddo asked to make a globe in honor of Earth Day. We brainstormed materials that were round or that we could make round, and sporting equipment kept coming up. Soccer balls, baseballs, tennis balls, and BASKETBALLS! We love painting on non-traditional surfaces and these old basketballs gave us such inspiration. We used our...

kids recycled craft alien spacecraft

Greetings Earthlings! These tomato containers screamed UFO craft to us. They have such an interesting shape and went along perfectly with our hunt to find creative uses for our recyclables. The finished spacecraft are perfect for alien invasion pretend play. On with the details!

free art lessons for kids using colored glue

Free art lessons are the best. The web is filled with great resources including our new fave - Dick Blick Art Lessons! Blick Art has been a hot spot for us over the years. We shopped there often when Mr. eager Ed was an art student, and now we enjoy taking the kiddos. Our oldest is especially into art and she loves getting the Blick catalogs in the mail. We've started budgeting in monthly...

coloring mixing with playdough STEM STEAM

The kiddos love to build and building with playdough has been high on their building bucket list. We have been looking for the perfect building material to go along with the playdough. It needed to be something that was strong, not too pokey and colorful of course. We had a major score when we found these colorful popsicle sticks at the dollar store. Yeehaw! I don't need much of a reason to make colorful playdough, so off we went.

backyard kids archaeological dig pretend play

We are listening to The Story of the World on CD and are so digging it! I ordered the companion Activity Book and am so glad I did. It is full of review questions, additional reading references, maps, coloring pages, and awesome activities to go along with each chapter. We borrowed the archaeological dig concept from the book, but expanded it for a few days worth of archaeological adventure. Let's dig in!

scholastic reading club box of books doorstep

Did you know that homeschoolers can sign up for the Scholastic Reading Club? YES! You can and it's amazing! We've been members since October last year and love it. There is nothing better than a big box of books arriving on your doorstep. This month, our order was filled with books about insects. Fly Guy anyone? If you haven't checked out Fly...