Cheesy Spinach Bites | Recipes for Kids

Cheesy Spinach Bites | Recipes for Kids

These little spincah bites are perfect as an appetizer or healthy lunch for entertaining or a quick lunch with the kids. Do your kids gobble up their vegetables with no prompting? Or are they like most kiddos and need a little persuading when it comes to the green...
Gingerbread Play Dough

Gingerbread Play Dough

If you love gingerbread, you’ll adore this gingerbread play dough. This play dough recipe smells just like gingerbread cookies, and is a wonderful sensory experience for kids. Involve your kids in the dough making process, and making this dough can transform...
Minecraft Challenge Calendar | Free November Download

Minecraft Challenge Calendar | Free November Download

Are you ready for the holidays? I’m not going to lie… from mid-November onto the end of the year we take a lot of school time off and enjoy a laundry list of birthdays, holidays, and festivities. Instead, we do a little math, perform random acts of...
Skittles Rainbow Science Experiment

Skittles Rainbow Science Experiment

When it comes to candy, my kids are huge fans. They went to a 4th of July parade and came back with more candy than they even get at Halloween, which means I had to come up with a way to use it up fast or they would eat it all in about three days. We’ve wanted...
Books to Help Kids Learn About Anger

Books to Help Kids Learn About Anger

Although anger is a natural emotion, it can be difficult to handle. If you find that your kids are having a hard time managing this strong emotion, start with these books to help kids learn about anger.   Anger is a very normal emotion to feel. Unfortunately, it can...
Blindfold Candy Taste Test Experiment

Blindfold Candy Taste Test Experiment

When it comes to candy, you usually don’t have to ask kids to come and eat it twice, but did you ever stop to think about why we think certain candies taste like natural foods, despite having completely artificial flavoring? In this fun and tasty science...
Fantastic Books for Plant Lovers

Fantastic Books for Plant Lovers

Foster the love kids have for plants by reading these fantastic books for plant lovers. You will learn about sunflowers, corn, and even meat eating plants!   By the time you devour these beloved books everyone will be ready to start growing all kinds of different...
Fall Slime Science Activity

Fall Slime Science Activity

Fall is the season for pumpkins, leaves, and acorns. This fall, bring some fall into your science classroom when you make this stretchy and glittery fall slime recipe! Kids will love playing with this slime so much, they won’t realize they are learning all about...
Super Cute Pinecone Hedgehog Craft for Kids

Super Cute Pinecone Hedgehog Craft for Kids

Fall in Northeast Ohio is one of my favorite times. I just love the crisp cool bite in the air while the sun shines high. I adore the leaves of all different colors, and the sticks and pinecones all around, just waiting for some sool weather crafting.   These pinecone...
Yard Work for Sensory Input

Yard Work for Sensory Input

Kids that need proprioceptive input will love helping out in the yard during all seasons, but fall can give them lots of opportunities to lift, push, and pull, giving their muscles and joints the sensations they need. And you’ll have a gorgeous yard to show for it!  ...
Pumpkin Play Dough | Sensory Fun for Kids

Pumpkin Play Dough | Sensory Fun for Kids

If you love pumpkins and pumpkin pie, you’ll adore this fun homemade pumpkin play dough. This activity is a wonderful sensory activity for kiddos, and it has a science element as well! Kids can learn a variety of scientific principles while making play dough,...
Great Books to Read with Your Kids in October

Great Books to Read with Your Kids in October

Fall is finally here, and after a very hot summer, we are ready! In anticipation of the upcoming harvest and halloween celebrations, I have compiled these great books to read with your kids in October.   From the full moon to pumpkins, and that old lady that seems to...
Cool and Creepy Spider Bots | Halloween STEM

Cool and Creepy Spider Bots | Halloween STEM

True story — even though I wrote a book about backyard creepy-crawlies, spiders still freak me out a little bit. They are unpredictable and move way too quickly for me. They’re perfect for Halloween, though. Our creepy spider bots are sponsored by At Home...
Orange Wrecking Ball Engineering Challenge

Orange Wrecking Ball Engineering Challenge

If your kids love engineering, they will love this fun engineering challenge that combines engineering in two ways, structural engineering and demolition engineering. In orange wrecking ball engineering challenge, I challenged my kids to come up with a system where an...
Minecraft Challenge Calendar | Free October Download

Minecraft Challenge Calendar | Free October Download

I love the crispness of fall here in the midwest. Do you get seasonal changes in your neck of the woods this time of the year? It’s really my favorite time — not too hot, not too cold, mild weather and temps and we get the parks and museums all to...
Wiggling Snakes Science Experiment

Wiggling Snakes Science Experiment

Little kids love exploring and discovering. That is why hands on science is so much fun for preschool and elementary-aged kids. At this stage, discovering how things react is a big part of science. In this wiggling snakes science experiment, kids learn about how...
Blow Up a Balloon in a Bottle Science Experiment

Blow Up a Balloon in a Bottle Science Experiment

This fun science experiment is simple to set up, and seems just like magic! In fact, you can easily turn the blow up a balloon in a bottle science experiment into a magic trick if you don’t show your kids how the experiment is done. Kids will love repeating this...
TEDDY SOFT BAKED Filled Snacks | A Super Easy Snack for Littles

TEDDY SOFT BAKED Filled Snacks | A Super Easy Snack for Littles

I don’t know about you, but as a busy mom of four, I’m often scrambling at the last minute for snacks. I need to have some grab and go items on hand so if we’re on the run, I can easily find something for the kids to munch on. TEDDY SOFT BAKED Filled...
Oil and Water Wave Bottle Science

Oil and Water Wave Bottle Science

Kids are fascinated by movement and color. Combine these two loves in this simple science experiment, perfect for preschoolers! In this experiment, kids will learn about how water and oil molecules have different properties and what happens when you try to mix them in...
Parachute Engineering Challenge

Parachute Engineering Challenge

Teaching physics can involve a lot of math, but there are fun ways to teach it as well. The parachute engineering challenge combines the study of physics with engineering in a fun STEM project that kids of all ages will enjoy. The older the children, the more you can...
Minecraft Challenge Calendar | Free September Download

Minecraft Challenge Calendar | Free September Download

School is probably in full swing for you now, whether you send your kids to a public, private, or parochial school or you homeschool like we do. Are you looking for some extra educational fun to add to your kiddos’ day? The September Minecraft Challenge Calendar...
Leak Proof Bag: Quick Science Experiment for Kids

Leak Proof Bag: Quick Science Experiment for Kids

  When my kids are bored, we usually try a new science activity. In this case, we had a few minutes to kill and decided to try one of our favorite experiments, the leak proof bag science experiment. This science experiment demonstrates how polymer chains work, and it...
Atypical | A Differently Wired Family on the Small Screen

Atypical | A Differently Wired Family on the Small Screen

I remember the day a friend asked if we could talk. It seemed, she said, that some of the other adults at our gatherings were uncomfortable with the way my son behaved. He was charming, wise beyond his years, and so mature and articulate. Most of the time. But, other...
Save Your Homeschool Budget | The Homeschool Printing Company

Save Your Homeschool Budget | The Homeschool Printing Company

When you have gifted kids that fly through curriculum, mastering things in the span of a short exposure to new concepts, you learn quickly that homeschooling has the potential to become expensive. While most people you ask will tell you that homeschooling can be as...