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Gone to BlogHer

Gone to BlogHer

Pin It I’m heading off to BlogHer this week but I do have a few scheduled posts going up while I’m off. If you will be at BlogHer, please find me and say, “hello”! Drop me a line on this post so I will be on the lookout for you! Because I want to enjoy the conference without obligations, I am sponsoring myself, this time. I would like to encourage everyone to stop by the Bloganthropy session … Read entire article »

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Olympic Rings Flag Stamp Craft for Kids

Olympic Rings Flag Stamp Craft for Kids

One of the enduring symbols of the Modern Olympics is the five interlocking rings. I showed my children the flag and my daughter guessed that the rings represented countries. I asked her if she could name more than five countries. Once she did, I told her she was close but since there are more than five countries, it had to be something else. What could it be? She responded “maybe continents?” We named the continents and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, History and Culture

Olympic Torch Craft for the Openning Ceremony

Olympic Torch Craft for the Openning Ceremony

We’re in full Olympics-mode here. My kids first learned about the Olympics through D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths and were thrilled to find out that there is a modern Olympic Games! Plus there will be mommy crafts! AND they get to stay up and watch part of the opening ceremonies! Pin It We made a torch craft to get ready. My son actually got to carry the torch at his Gymnastics Expo, which was just about the … Read entire article »

Filed under: 3-5 (Preschool), 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 6-8 (Early Elementary), 6-8 (Early Elementary), Featured, History and Culture

Pizza Math Part 1: Fractions for Kids

Pizza Math Part 1: Fractions for Kids

We are making mini pizzas (pizzetas) and dividing them up into fractions. First, we practiced with paper plates! To sweeten the mathematics lesson about fractions, we included M&Ms…a rare treat for the kids. My son (almost 4) participated a little but this is more an activities for kindergarten or early elementary. Pin It Materials: 3 Paper Plates 3 color markers or crayons 1 black marker or pen straight edge scissors sticky notes or index cards or paper 24 small treats (goldfish crackers, candies, etc.), … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5-6 (Kindergarten), 6-8 (Early Elementary), Featured, Home Arts, Mathematics, Taste

Pasta Pasta- homemade pasta making

Pasta Pasta- homemade pasta making

Pin It   I absolutely love when I find the opportunity to turn a chore or fun activity into a science lesson.  I was making some homemade pasta at a cooking class when I the light bulb in my head went off.  This is the perfect lesson for the kids! We had a cooking class, math lesson and science lesson rolled into one. My two older children ages 3 and 6 eagerly went to work on this … Read entire article »

Filed under: 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 6-8 (Early Elementary), 9-11 (Elementary), Featured, Home Arts, Mathematics, Science, Taste, Touch