Hands-On Learning {and Fun}: Spiders

  I had the, ummm… pleasure, of meeting one of these…     …in the basement the other night as I finished up some work {really. really. late.} and nobody was around to save my family from being murdered in their sleep by snapping fangs and hairy legs, so I had to take...

Hands-On Fun: Sacrifice Beads

    As we focus on this season of Lent, we’ve been talking a lot about sacrifice. As Catholics, we sacrifice – or give up – something during the forty days leading up to Easter to help bring us closer to God. The idea being that, when we want that piece of candy or...

Hands-On Fun: {Underwater} Volcanoes

  If you’re ever looking for something to do that’s inexpensive—and a BLAST for kids of all ages—a baking soda and vinegar volcano is an old standby for a reason. Simple ingredients… bubbling reactions… predictable results… We always have simple science supplies...

Hands-On {Inexpensive} Learning: For Tots

  Last summer we had a big combined birthday party for the girls… a super fun, super cute backyard circus. The Dollar Spot at Target had some fabulous games that were perfect for favors and prizes. I kept a few of the ring toss games thinking they’d come in handy some...

Hands-On Learning: Stonehenge

We are incredibly behind in our Mystery of History lessons… like… ummm… only on Lesson 10. Does it take anyone else almost a year to get through 10 lessons in a subject?Not that we don’t study history; we just chase it down in unconventional ways and in the middle of...