Easy To Make Sun Catcher Kid Craft Idea

After seeing this sun catcher kid craft idea online a few times I thought it would be a perfect Mother’s Day Idea for some of the wonderful mothers in our family this year. They are pretty easy to make and look amazing when hung in the window. I am however, glad I did a little research into this craft ideas before we did it. After research I found out it is NOT a good idea to do them in the oven like some of the tutorials tell you to. It is better to put them on the grill due to Continue Reading...

Lifecycle Of A Butterfly Craft For Kids

Our Mother Goose Time Curriculum theme for last month was butterflies and bees. We spent the first 2 weeks of our unit studying and learning all about bee’s. The second 2 weeks were spent learning about butterflies. Once of the topics we learned about was the lifecycle of a butterfly, today I am going to share with you the project we did to learn all about the lifecycle of a butterfly. Materials Needed For Lifecycle Of A Butterfly Craft Paper Plate Small Piece of Crepe Paper Black Fine Tipped Marker Lifecycle Labels Beans Crayons or Markers First we started out Continue Reading...

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 still continued to Continue Reading...

50 Awesome, Quick, and Easy Kids Craft Ideas for Spring

Spring is one of my favorite times of year, new life is everywhere, flowers are starting to bloom, we can finally go out and explore the local trails, and the kids can finally go outside and play without layers of winter clothes on. Today I am going to share a list of over 50 different quick and easy kids craft ideas for spring from around the web. There are lots of fun craft ideas for kids about flowers, butterflies, rainbows, baby chicks and birds, rain, and much more. 50 Awesome, Quick, and Easy Spring Craft Ideas For Kids Fork Tulips Continue Reading...

Over 100 Terrific Easter Activities for Kids You’ll LOVE

Easter is one of my absolute favorite holidays, I mean who wouldn’t get excited about their savior raising from the dead? That is something so very special and a perfect reason to celebrate!! I have previously shared how we teach our children the REAL meaning of Easter and that is still how we teach our children about the TRUE meaning of Easter to this day.  Today I am going to share over 100 terrific Easter activities for Kids you’ll LOVE!! There are so many great Easter activities around the web from so many great bloggers. What better thing to do Continue Reading...

All About Trees

This months Mother Goose Time theme is In The Orchard. During our first week we learned about the lifecycle of the tree, during this time we learned about seeds, roots, trunk, branches, and leaves. This was such a perfect lesson to be able to do right in time for the fall leaves changing colors and falling off the trees. During our second week we learned about fruit trees. Here are some of the fun learning activities we did during the first 2 weeks. While we were exploring seeds the kids did a couple different activities. For the first one they sorted seeds Continue Reading...

All About Apples

This months topic in our Mother Goose Time Curriculum  is in the Orchard. During the first week the kids spent time learning about the lifecycle of trees. During the second week we learned about fruit trees. While we learned about 5 different fruit trees, we ended up spending a few days learning about Apples as well as Johnny Appleseed. The reason we extended our apple unit is because in Michigan this time of year there are LOTS of apples. So we do many different things with apples, we go to the orchard and pick apples, we can homemade applesauce, make Continue Reading...

A Look Into Our Preschool Day

A Look Into our day using Mother Goose Time Preschool Lesson Plans Today I am going to give you a look into a day using Mother Goose Time Preschool curriculum. The Mother Goose Time curriculum provides everything you need each day from the preschool lesson plans to almost all of the materials needed to do every activity. You can read THIS post to see all of the wonderful things included in your introductory shipment as well as your regular monthly shipments when you sign up for Mother Goose Time Curriculum. Each day is started with circle & Calendar time. Each month Continue Reading...

Weather All Around Us

Different Types of Weather We recently finished our first couple weeks of the Mother Goose Time Curriculum with Gabe. Both Gabe, and myself are really enjoying the program. I am really love the fact that everything is put together already in separate bags ready to go. You can read my first post about Mother Goose Time curriculum to see all the great things that are included with your monthly subscription. Gabe is really loving the fact that he is doing fun hands on learning, crafts, finger plays, helping in the kitchen to make our snack each day, and many of the Continue Reading...

Ice Pillar

Me and Jake looked into the sky one VERY cold night and this is what we seen. Neither of us had any clue as to what they were, but both agreed they were very interesting. We noticed that the lights seemed like they were shooting up from all the area lights, well we were right. I saw the following video on the local news the next day that told me exactly what it was something I had never even heard of let alone seen, Ice Pillar. Ice Pillar are a type of optical phenomenon from the reflection of the lights Continue Reading...

Over 100″ of Snow ~ Polar Vortex 2014

We had some really crazy weather this winter and are making new records regularly for our area. In December we ended up getting quite a bit of snow and 2 different ice storms which caused a lot of problems. Some people in the area without power for over a week due to the ice storms and if that wasn’t bad enough it was the week of Christmas so yes some towns had no power on Christmas Day… We lost power for both of the storms, the first one was just over 24 hours without power and the second one we only Continue Reading...

Over 50 Sensory Bin Ideas

We have created and used MANY different sensory bins the last few years. Now we usually just use the same type of sensory bin but maybe change it up a little with different fillers or a few new things inside them. It keeps the little ones very happy, teaches them great fine motor skills, and are used very regularly. My wonderful hubby made us 2 different DIY sensory tables which are what we use most of the time now when we make them. 1. Bird Seed Sensory Bin with scoops and bowls. 2. Give finger nail brushes to wash your Continue Reading...