Crafting

Paddle-to-the-Sea Unit Study Chapter 4-5

Our Paddle-to-the-Sea unit study (Chapters 4-5) continues.  Clark and Luci are completely engrossed in this book, as we explore all of the details and subjects that each chapter introduces. Chapter 4:  Brook and Beaver Pond In Chapter 4, Paddle gets temporarily stuck in a beaver pond, before breaking free in a flood.  We decided to […]

Love Bug Essential Oil Diffusers

Happy Valentine’s Day, Friends! For some random reason this year, Clark and Luci have become obsessed with Valentine’s Day.  For weeks, they’ve been asking me, “When is it Valentine’s Day, Mommy?  When is it Valentine’s Day?” They never claimed to have a reason for asking, but I started to think that maybe I needed to step up […]

Simple Christmas Crafts with Popsicle Sticks

I love the Christmas holidays!  We tend to drop back to just the basics in our homeschool.  This gives us all a much-needed break and it allows us time for the many activities that come along with the holidays. In our home, we love anything that is creative, so I’ve started leaving out crafting supplies […]

How to Make Fabulous Cards with your Kids

I’ve officially how seen a wedding invitation on Facebook. Is this what the world is coming to?  I know I’m getting older and sometimes I don’t get the younger generation, but this was a bit much. So much of our communication is done by text and social media.  I can’t even deny that I’m a […]

Paddle-to-the-Sea Unit Study Chapters 1-3

I clearly remember, over 30 years ago, sitting in my elementary class, listening to the teacher read the book, Paddle-to-the-Sea by Holling Clancy Holling. Her enthusiasm for the story was directly conveyed to us, her students, as we listen enraptured by the story of small canoe carved by an young boy, drifting through the Great Lakes out […]

Patriotic Firework Painting with a Fork

Happy 4th of July to all of our American Readers!  Our holiday plans were rained out and I was just coming off of a series of three 12 hour night shifts, so there wasn’t much activity going on at our house today.  Any time we are confined indoors, however, the children are always happy to […]