Winter in April – Appreciating the Sweet Fleeting Moments

We awoke to a winter wonderland, not unusual in the Midwest; but a little more unusual considering it's April. My initial reaction was annoyance.  It's supposed to be Spring after all. Nonetheless, the kids and I packed up our snow gear and went out for our Forest playdate.  They had a remarkable time; playing with …

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Easter Eggs: Shaving Cream & KoolAid Eggs

  We decided to do Koolaid and Marbled Shaving Cream Eggs this year. Shaving Cream Eggs Foam Shaving Cream Food Coloring       We used a foil pan and spread shaving cream across the bottom.  Then used Wilton Food Color Gels to make dots in the shaving cream.  They were a little thick, I …

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Nature Slime

It's still so mild outside.  Personally, I don't feel like it's strip down half naked and walk around in bare feet mild, but I seem to be in the minority. My kids are obsessed with slime.  They make slime multiple times a week.  As we've been through this many times before, I try to encourage …

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Painting Like Pollock

The weather is still unseasonably mild and we are taking full advantage.  We have been focusing a lot lately on art and creativity in our homeschool. Today's activity was about Jackson Pollock.  We started by reading Action Jackson by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan.  A lovely children's book about Jackson Pollock's life and how he created his …

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#365Outside

I recently stumbled upon a blog The 365Outside Challenge.  It looks like it's no longer active but if you haven't checked it out, you should.  There are tons of resources and ideas for getting your family outside. The premise is to try to get outside for at least 20minutes everyday; no matter the weather.  It's …

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