Hands-On Ways to Retell “Room on the Broom”

Retell the story Room on the Broom with story stones and clothespin characters! Your child will love these hands-on activities. Recently I teamed up with four amazing bloggers to share crafts and activities to go along with the book Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson. I decided to focus on the skill of story retelling through sequencing. Story … Continue reading Hands-On Ways to Retell “Room on the Broom”

Four Flower Moon Activities for Kids

Many cultures have named the monthly full moon to help them keep track of the seasons. Teaching children these names is a great way to help them learn the unique qualities of each season and get them in touch with this special rhythm of nature. The Flower Moon is the name given to May's full … Continue reading Four Flower Moon Activities for Kids

Retzer Nature Center- Free Play in Nature

It's no secret that I love doing activities with my kids during our family adventures, but many of our outings have no plans at all. I believe it's important to let kids explore nature on their own so they are given the chance to think creatively and find their own fun. There are so many … Continue reading Retzer Nature Center- Free Play in Nature

Easter Egg Stacking Rocks

Here is a fun STEAM activity (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) to try with your child. With Easter right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to turn ordinary rocks into Easter egg stacking rocks! First we searched for flat rocks at our local beach. This is a balancing activity so flat … Continue reading Easter Egg Stacking Rocks

Doctors Park- Stick and Stone Constellations

We've been studying space this past week and I had the perfect activity to go with the theme. I thought it would be fun to set up an invitation to create constellations with sticks and stones! I wanted flat stones so I knew exactly where to head for the supplies. We packed up and went to … Continue reading Doctors Park- Stick and Stone Constellations

Musical Forest

  Jingle Bell Geoboard We thought it would be fun to welcome spring by turning our yard into a musical forest! The jingle bell geoboard is the first instrument we made. All you have to do is tie bells to rubber bands with string and let your kids explore with the materials. The boys started … Continue reading Musical Forest

St. Patrick’s Day

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to bring home a Shamrock plant for Sonny to investigate. He grabbed his magnifying glass and looked closely at the plant. I asked him what he noticed about the plant. He noticed that the leaves were green and there were a […]