50+ Terrific Activities To Get Kids Super Excited About STEAM

Did you know that only 36% of kids graduating are ready for college level science? By 2018 the United States will be 3 million high skilled workers short in the science field. Our country is falling further and further behind in educating children in the science. In my opinion this is because we are not sparking the love of learning in our children. We are teaching many of our children to take a test, and not to enjoy and retain what they are learning. No matter if you homeschool your … [Read more...]

Amazing STEAM Activities That Will Intrigue Your Kids

Trying to fit in fun, memorable, hands on science ideas is something I am always looking to do in our homeschool. If there is 1 thing that I have learned over our 12 years of homeschooling our kids, its that kids learn best by doing hands on projects instead of just reading something out of a boring ol' science book. Unfortunately science was never my strong suits in school, so coming up with the ideas on my own doesn't work so well. That's one of the reasons we are loving  STEAM … [Read more...]

Mixtures In Science

This month in our science lab unit we have done many fun activities. We have had fun learning about different states of matter we also had a fun time mixing different things together. Mixtures In Science To start this theme we sang a mixing color song to the tune of "Frere Jacques." The kids always have a great time singing the daily song and going over our circle time board before starting for the day. Mixing Experiment Before we started this activity the boys had to predict what they … [Read more...]

States Of Matter Learning Ideas

Out theme last month for our Mother Goose Time was Science Lab. Both of the boys were so excited to be starting this unit all of my kids love all things science. As we have gone through this unit we have had a lot of fun learning all about different science topics. Fun Learning About States Of Matter One day we spent focused on the topic of states of matter. We actually continuously talked about different states of matter for quite a while after learning about it. Liquid / Solid … [Read more...]

Bring History To Life With Heirloom Audio ~ Giveaway

One of the things we LOVE to use in our homeschool is audio books. It makes the countless number of drives back and forth to therapy, gymnastics, and doctors appointments a little more fun. We usually just use audio books we have got off of Audible. We were recently able to try a whole other kind of audio book that was simply, the best audio books we have ever used, they really bring history to life for kids. These audio books are made from the designers of the well know Adventures In Odyssey … [Read more...]

Fun Rainbow Healthy Snack Idea For Kids

Last month in our Mother Goose Time curriculum we have been learning about bubbles, boats, and floats. During our last week of this theme we learned all about rainbows. We started out our theme learning a song called "Make A Rainbow" sung to the tune "Frere Jacques." Every day is started out using a song. This on like the others had hand motions to go with the song, which really gets the kids into the song as well as our theme for the day. Rainbow Dancer One of the fun activities we did … [Read more...]

Butterfly and Bee Math Ideas

We have done a lot of butterfly and bee math fun this month with our Mother Goose Time curriculum, so I decided to do a post sharing all the math fun we have done. You can see all the fun we had learning about bee's homes in my previous post I shared last week, if you want to see the fun we have had already in our Bee's and Butterflies unit. Honeypot Bee Math We worked on some honeypot math equations. The kids rolled the dice and then put that amount of "honey" aka orange bingo chips, then … [Read more...]

Learning All About Bee Homes

Since I had been going through some pretty extensive medical issues for a few months, we had taken a break from our regular Mother Goose Time curriculum since it was taking everything I had just to get our main classes done each day. During that time I had my boys regularly asking me "when are we going to do Mother Goose Time again, we LOVE it and want to do it again". Luckily they were so kind enough to deal with me not being able to use and share about our fun for a couple months and … [Read more...]

Using Geoboard In Your Homeschool

Every month included with out Mother Goose Time curriculum are 2 different manipulatives, I have done a post showing just some of the great manipulatives we have received over time. This month we received geoboard, which the boys loved. We did "finger jumping" during our fitness week that the boys spent hours doing. I thought it would be fun to come up with a bunch of different activities for them to do using the geoboard since they enjoyed them so much, I love finding ways to extend the … [Read more...]

Fun Nutrition Activities For Kids

This moth we have been learning about food and fitness in our Mother Goose Time curriculum. During our first week the kids learned about different food groups. Some of the fun things the kids did during this week were spell the letters of their name with corn kernels, group similar vegetables, observe and record beans growing, sort strawberries, identify parts of a cow, explore traditions and food from Jamaica, and so many other fun activities. All of them were included in the monthly shipment … [Read more...]