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Apple Unit Study For Kids

Apple Unit Study For Kids We went to the Pumpkin Patch just before Halloween and picked up a few pecks of apples, so we have been busy away at making a bunch of different apple recipes and doing lots of apple learning for science. I helped Dustin and Ethan make homemade Applesauce I peeled the skin off the apples, Dustin sliced them...

DIY Felt Apple Counters

DIY Felt Apple Counters I thought it would be fun to make some simple DIY Felt apple counters for the kids to use for different math activities, since most of my kids learn be by using hands on learning activities. I cut out felt apples for the kids to use for various activities the last couple weeks. I used an apple...

Fall Montessori Practical Life

Fall Montessori Practical Life Activities Here are a few of our new Fall Montessori practical life activities that the kids have been using in our Homeschool montessori classroom. I originally put flower arranging out so everyone could use it, but after the vase got knocked over by Gabe 5 times in 20 minutes and we had to pick up all the...

Fall Sensory Bin ~ Tractor Rice Sifting

Fall Sensory Bin ~ Tractor Rice Sifting I have seen lots of great ideas for rice sifting from blogs and got some inspiration of my own with things I had around the house to make a new fall sensory bin. I dyed some rice green, filled a big bowl with it, then I added tractor and barn erasers that come...

Apple Life Cycle

We have been focusing on Apples all week so I am putting together some posts about all of the apple fun we have had! I found a wonderful free Apple Lesson Plan on the internet and it has been an absolutely wonderful resource for a ton of apple experiments, language, math, and just fun stuff! HERE Is the link...

Fall Playdough

2 Different Homemade Fall PlayDough Ideas We have 2 choices of Homemade Fall PlayDough to rotate for the next month or so. Cinnamon Scented Fall Play Dough Our first is Cinnamon scented Play Dough in a cute apple container, with a pie pan, cutting knife and pretend apples (really mini apple christmas ornaments), to create "apple pies."     Pumpkin Spice Fall PlayDough Our second batch of PlayDoh...

Practical Life Ideas: Woodworking

Practical Life Ideas ~ Woodworking Ethan has been into tools lately, he watches Jake build and fix things and wants to try to help. He has sanded wood a lot last summer when Jake was building the kids beds and I was working on all DIY Montessori Materials. So I figured it was a perfect time to introduce him to...

Ikea Reading Nook For Kids

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Our Special Reading Nook for Kids We made our first trip out to Ikea about a month ago, its a 2 1/2 hour drive, so I have been planning and saving for this trip for a while! One of the things I wanted to have upstairs with all of the school stuff now being down stairs is a reading nook. We...

Montessori Halloween Ideas

Montessori Halloween Ideas I figured since tomorrow is Halloween, I would finally get on and share some of our Montessori Halloween ideas that the kids have been using for a couple weeks now in our Montessori homeschool classroom.   Spooning/Transferring: Gabe and Ethan will transfer 1 bean at a time using his pointer and thumb till all the beans are transferred to...

Fall Leaves Preserving with Wax Paper

Fall Leaves Preserving with Wax Paper Things have been very busy around here, preparing for our upcoming fall/farm unit before our visit to the farm/pumpkin patch, Serena has Meap testing this and next week and has to be to the school at 7:45am, Cody's allergy shots, a few doctors appointments, bringing Ethan back and forth to school 4 days a...

Fall and Halloween Sensory Table Ideas

Fall and Halloween Sensory Table Ideas I decided to make 2 new sensory bins, they will be rotated for the next 6 weeks or so. Fall Sensory Bin I made a Fall/Farm bin to go along with all of our 2 Farm trips coming up this month.  I used some straw as the filler for this bin, added a few gourds, fall leaves,...

DIY Halloween Crayons

How To Make Your How DIY Halloween Crayons I thought it would be fun for the kids to make some festive DIY Halloween crayons to go along with our fall theme and be nice to clear out so many of our broken crayons I have saved. We used some silicone baking trays that I found, 1 from the dollar store and...

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