Felted Sweater Sweetheart Garland

This simple project takes only minutes to make with your kids but makes a big impact on your Valentine’s holiday decor!  You need: Felted Sweater bits and pieces A sewing machine with thread Scissors  Directions: Have your kids cut out circles and hearts from the felted sweater bits.  There is no right or wrong size, […]

Sun Ornament Craft

Are you craving the return of the sun and longer days? This sun ornament craft from Inner Child Fun is a great way to bring a little more sunshine into your home. It’s also a fantastic boredom buster activity with a beautiful end product!  Can’t see this video? You can view it here. What are […]

Around the Web: Outdoor Learning in Winter

We’re finishing off this week with 5 inspiring links that share ways for you to get outside and learn in winter.  Make some beautiful Icy Ornaments via Inner Child Fun Learn about the Science of Sledding via Fireflies and Mud Pies Read your favorites during a Snowy Story Time via Inner Child Fun Have fun […]

Learning In An Instant- Temperature

This week’s Learning in an Instant encourages you to get outside with your kids to learn about thermometers and the temperatures of your area in winter.  You can begin by briefly introducing the thermometer and explaining or reviewing the words temperature, thermometer, degrees, Fahrenheit, and Celsius. Show your kids how to read a thermometer and […]

Exploring Water’s 3 States of Matter

Winter provides many natural learning opportunities for children. We’ve spent much time bird watching and hiking, and discussing the needs, adaptations and homes of animals in the winter. When Owen asked one day where icicles came from, I thought we’d attempt to dive deeper into science, and explore water’s 3 states of matter. Explain It: […]

Getting Dressed for Winter Fun

This week we are focusing on outdoor learning activities you can do in Winter. Kicking off the week is a video from Angelique sharing a cute little song about getting dressed for the cold! Can’t see this video? You can watch it here. Angelique Felix believes in the magic of play. You can find out […]

Around the Web: Snow and Ice

  There are so many different ways to play and learn in winter, and the internet is full of ideas! This week we are sharing 10 links with fun ideas to inspire you.  1. Have some winter fun inside with these 10 Indoor Winter Fun Activities For Kids via Inner Child Fun 2. Learn through play […]

Learning in an Instant: Winter

Chances are, your winters differ from other seasons, even if you live in a place that doesn’t get snow. And the best way to learn about winter in your area is to get outside in it! Nature walks are a great activity to do together as a family and they are rich with learning experiences. […]

Simple Science- Ice Experiment

Do your kids love science? Even the simplest of experiments can be exciting activities of discovery and this ice experiment falls into that category. It’s very simple to put together, but also a lot of fun for kids to explore.  Ice Experiment: Which added material (variable) will melt ice the fastest? What You’ll Need: Ice […]

Snowflake Painting

You don’t have to live in an area with snow to have some Winter fun. Today’s video shows how to create a beautiful snowflake painting with a simple technique. This painting project is great for many ages and really delivers stunning results. Check out the video for the easy how-to! Can’t see this video? You […]

Snow Play and Movement

The winter months have unique opportunities for play and learning. So take advantage of this time! This video shares several ideas for winter play, movement, and crafts. You could even watch it with your kids and let them pick out their favorite activity to do today!  Can’t see this video? You can watch it here. […]

Help Your Kids Set Goals for the New Year

New Year’s resolutions are not just for the grownups! Kids benefit greatly from setting, working towards and achieving their own New Year’s goals. Big or small! A list of questions can help guide your child through their own thoughts on their goals and give you a wonderful way to ‘take a picture’ of their personality […]

DIY: Simple Homemade Butter

Has your child ever asked you a question that you weren’t quite sure how to answer? This happens quite frequently in our home, so I wasn’t surprised when Colin said me last week, “Mommy, I know that butter is dairy and dairy comes from cows. But how does the milk become butter?” I replied, “I’m […]

Monster Stomp Song

It’s Music Monday and today’s video from Angelique is sure to get you in the Halloween spirit. The Monster Stomp Song is so fun and catchy. Can your child do the monster stomp?   Can’t see this video? You can view the video here. If you enjoyed this video, please subscribe to Angelique’s YouTube Channel for […]

Fall Greeting Cards

Fall is officially here and the weather is just now starting to catch up, I decided it was time to take the girls leaf collecting. We live near the mountains in North Carolina and have a huge variety of trees around us meaning plenty of leaves to gather!  After we had as many leaves as […]

Apple Tree Song

Today is Music Monday and we are sharing another video from Angelique! We are immersing ourselves in all things fall, and this apple tree song was a fun way to start our day. This is a short song that gets kids singing along, so don’t be surprised if your child wants to watch it more […]

How to Preserve a Spider’s Web

  As the Autumn equinox drew near, my children and I were struck by the changes outside. We started to spot crows flocking, squirrels frantically gathering, and beautiful spiders webs covered with dew on our daily nature walks.  This week we found so many incredible webs that we wanted to find a way to keep […]

Autumn Leaves Song

It’s officially fall! And  Angelique has a wonderful video to get you in the autumn spirit. This video shares a beautiful song about autumn leaves and would be a wonderful video to watch with your kids. Watch and sing along, and if you like this video, you can subscribe to Angelique’s YouTube channel for more […]