Hello Nature {Book Review}

I love the idea of a nature journal. In fact, over the years, I’ve bought a few blank sketchbooks with fancy coloured pencils, books on how to journal nature, resources for nature themed curriculum, nature guides, and more. And…. failed. Every time. I am not an artist by any stretch of the imagination, and when […]

Science Storybooks

When presented in storybook format, even young kids can grasp potentially complex concepts with surprising ease. That’s why I really have been enjoying the Science Storybook series. Originally published in Korea and translated into English, these books are written for young children – preschool through 2nd grade in particular, although I think they can be […]

Teach Your Kids About the Earth

Teach Your Kids About … the Earth

Earth Science is a fascinating study – how it works, what it’s made of, what’s around it. There’s lots to learn about our little ball in the universe. Here are some resources to help teach your kids about our planet.   The Continents & Oceans Continents Trading Cards – from Mr. Elementary Geography Interactive Notebook […]

Teach Your Kids About Bridges

Teach Your Kids About … Bridges

Bridges are amazing feats of engineering and a great logic challenge for your children designers. Here are some resources to help teach them more about bridges and how they work.   Lesson Plans Bridge Lesson on Forces, Arch Bridges, & Truss Bridges – a detailed hands-on unit study designed for a homeschool co-op. Bridge Lesson […]

Garbage Sorting Game {Printable}

Want to teach your child about how to sort the garbage in your home? Here’s a game to help you out. Print and cut out each card. Using cardstock will make the more durable. You can even laminate or cover the cards in clear shelf paper to keep them longer and reusable. Using the long cards […]

Dinosaurs Cards {Printable}

Kids seem to love dinosaurs. So I’ve made these fun trading card style printables for those passionate young potential paleontologists. Each card consists of an image, the dinosaur’s name and meaning, what they ate, some of their main characteristics, what time period they are from, their size, and what animal order they fall under. There is more […]

Bird Observation Journal {Printable}

If you are a fan of observing nature, you will like today’s printable – a bird observation journal. If you print two per page, you can staple or bind them to make a little book. Take a photo or draw a picture of the birds you see. Take notes about where and when you saw […]

Animal Classification {Printable} – A Matching Game

The challenge of this game is to learn about various animal classification. They have been divided up into 6 groups – Amphibians, Reptiles, Mammals, Fish, Birds, and Insects. All you have to do is match them up! How to play: First, divide up your board (which can be a table, the floor, a poster board, […]

Discovery Education

The Discovery Network provides some great educational programs like the ever popular Mythbusters, plus TV channels such as Science and Animal Planet, etc – many of which are staples for a curious homeschooling family. But did you know they also have a complete website for education as well? Discovery Education offers fantastic resources for teachers, families, and […]