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 piec...

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. Ther...

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. Sometime...

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 l...

Boredom Buster List

The other day my daughter was complaining that she was bored. No, wait, BORED – all in capitals. Hmm…must be pretty bad if she put it that way, right? She even wrote an e-mail to Grandma ...

Heart Maps

Heart maps. These are so much fun to create! Heart maps show at a glance the uniqueness of each individual as well as similarities we enjoy. These are good for students to have on hand for writing as...

Christmas in Spain

Christmas in Spain is celebrated much differently than in America. One major difference? Santa Claus is no where to be found! In Spain, the Christmas season is marked by several special days of celeb...