Teach your kids fun spider facts and let them learn about spider anatomy with this spider play dough printable mat game! Spiders might give you the creeps, but they are actually really interesting creatures and kids are usually fascinated by them. From their web-spinning skills to their eight legs to their multiple eyes, spiders are a great for teaching kids about the diversity of life
One of my kids’ favorite end of summer and fall nature activities is collecting fallen acorns. As the kids are having fun, I find it’s a great time to teach about the oak tree life cycle. Oak Tree Life Cycle Lesson Just like all living things, oak trees have a life cycle. In past lessons, we have looked at the general life cycle of plants.
Learn about how energy is passed from one organism to another in this food chain lesson. Plus, download a FREE pond food chain coloring book for your younger learners. All living things, no matter how big or small or where they live, need energy to survive. Energy is defined as the ability to do work. When it comes to energy being used in living things,
(This post contains affiliate links. I received a free copy of Eddie The Electron from Amberjack Publishing and I was compensated for the time to review the book. Opinions are all mine.) Most primary and elementary science curricula do not cover atoms. It can be difficult for some young learners to grasp the concept of something they cannot see making up everything that we can
Use this life cycle of frogs lesson and printable pack to learn more about frogs and nature. Then, head outside to find a few frogs or raise tadpoles on your own!! As I’m writing this, I can hear frogs singing in a small pool of water created each year by spring rains. The warm weather has awaken the frogs from their dormancy and they are
*This post contains affiliate links. One of the best hands-on science lessons you can do with your kids is learning the life cycle of a plant. When my kids were little, they were amazed that they could start with a tiny seed in their hand, give it proper care, and then watch it grow into a large plant with leaves, flowers, fruits, and more seeds. In
Have you ever kept a food journal? It is a great tool for the young and the not-so-young to take a good look at their eating habits and to determine if they are really getting what their bodies need. Download the FREE food journal at the end of this post. This post contains affiliate links. As parents, it is our job to do our best
Your kids come running in after enjoying some nature study time outside, and they’re ready for a snack. You offer oranges or carrot sticks. One child pipes up saying he wants cookies! How do you help them really understand what healthy food options are and why we should eat healthy most of the time? Advertisements do not help and often lead children to believe that
Add some fun and variety to your homeschool math with these free Christmas math printables. (See what I did there? “Add” some fun… OK not that funny, but kind of.) You can use these Christmas math printables for a warm-up activity in the morning to get your kids’ brains working, as something interesting to do between subjects, or as a festive addition to math time.
I am a big proponent of teaching our kids to be independent learners. When this happens, kids realize that they can learn anything. They have confidence, curiosity, and a skill that will serve them their entire lives. One of the best tools I have found for teaching independent learning skills is a student planner. When students learn to use a planner, they can better manage
This post contains affiliate links. Nature Journals have been an important part of our homeschooling over the years. They are the perfect way for all ages to record their observations from our time studying nature. Older students can write what they observe. They can describe what they see, hear, feel, smell, and sometimes even taste in their age appropriate ways. Related post: The Minimalist Guide
This snowflake science post may contain affiliate links. Snowmen, snowball fights, and snow forts are the fun stuff of winter. They make bundling up for the frigid temperatures worth it. No matter which snow activity is your favorite, all this winter fun starts with the same basic building block- the snowflake. Snowflakes are just one form of precipitation that falls to the earth as part