Finding Time for the Extras

Do you ever get overwhelmed trying “fit it all in” during school hours?  There are so many, many wonderful things to do, places to go, and subjects to study!  I used to stress over all the missed opp...

Symmetrical Painted Butterfly Craft

With summer upon us, I am looking for more fun activities to entertain my kids! One of our favorite crafts is making symmetrical painted butterflies! Supplies: All that you need for this fun, colorfu...

Arctic Polar Bear Art Project

Polar bears roam on the Arctic ice and swim in the freezing waters of the Arctic Circle. They are excellent swimmers and use their webbed-front paws to help paddle through the water. They can swim hu...

I’m Bored!

Are you taking a summer break from school?  If so, how many times have you heard the words, “I’m bored!”  Around my house each summer, these words are all too familiar.  Although I appreciate hanging...

Hands-on Projects A to Z

Need a fresh activity for a homeschool lesson or a summer activity? There’s no excuse for being bored. These hands-on projects get kids involved in the learning through actively creating and doing. F...

Christmas in July

It’s hot outside. Mosquitoes abound (at least here in the south). I bet you are fanning yourself as you are reading this. Ready for some cool thoughts for mid-summer? Our annual tradition will have y...

Creating School Scrapbooks

Getting our family photo albums caught up to date is my annual summer project.  I have far more scrapbooks than I ever intended, but some of the ones I’m most grateful for are the school albums I’ve ...

Sponge Art Project

The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef in the world and is located off the northeastern shores of Australia. It consists of more than 2,900 coral reefs, 900 continental islands, 300 coral c...