Swirl Paint Ornaments, also known as pour paint ornaments, are a fun and easy activity for children during the holidays. We have been wanting to make these awesome ornaments for years, but never seemed to make the time during this chaotic and hectic season. This year, was to be different. This year we created beautiful swirl paint Christmas ornaments, and had a fabulous time in the process.
Folks, I am so excited to share a fun strategy math game with you: HoliMaths X Multiplication Game!
Multiplication. Times Tables. Math. These words can strike fear into the hearts of many parents. How many of us hated memorizing our multiplication facts? How many of us loathed the drills and flash cards? *Raises hands in the air and waves them wildly* Needless to say I wanted to give our own child a different experience with the Times Tables. I wanted his journey through Multiplication and Math in general to be filled with fun, joy, and excitement as well as providing a meaningful learning experiences.
Did you know that your kids can build their own solar oven out of pizza boxes? It’s true! What’s more, there is loads to be learned about the concentration of the sun’s energy and you can all enjoy a tasty treat at the end of the process: Solar Oven S’mores! Here is how we made these tasty s’mores and learned about Reflection, Absorption, and Convection.
Spring is here! The sweet smell of apple blossoms fill the air and I find it is the perfect time to start gardening with the children. Since moving to my sisters farm it seems the children have taken a wonderful interest in how plants grow. Perhaps it is because their uncle has been plowing the fields, perhaps it is because I keep pointing out all of the fruit trees in bloom, or perhaps they are getting excited about growing their own food. Whatever the reason I feel now is the perfect time to start gardening with them.
Last weekend we took a break from farm life and enjoyed a day at Hardin Park. This is a really lovely park that boasts a duck pond, stream, playground and pool facility. The children were excited to see the large, red train car! They had the best time climbing all over it and pretending they were conductors. I just love their pretend play!
We made it to the river and watched a group of geese along the opposite bank. We even noticed raccoon prints in the sand!
Welcome to another week in the life of unschoolers, where we give you a glimpse into the adventures we had during the week. This also lets you see how we approach learning in our home which is eclectic/unschooly and child-led.
We are big fans of Harry Potter. We’ve read all of the books and have watched all of the movies. Our son, Gabriel actually dressed up as Harry Potter for Halloween this year. So, it wasn’t much of a stretch for us to create a Harry Potter Christmas Tree.
One of our favorite things about Autumn are the leaves! For our children and myself, leaves are a source of endless fun. The more the merrier. The bigger the pile, the bigger the fun. So, here are a few pictures from the fun we had in the leaves this week and one of my favorite autumn poems. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
Jade had the best fun with a slime making kit that she got for her birthday. Even Gabriel joined in the science fun!