Monarch Butterfly Tagging

Butterflies have been filling our nearby fields with bright colors. We’ve mostly been seeing painted ladies, however the occasional monarch has been spotted and I’m pretty sure I caught a glimpse of an eastern tiger swallowtail. Last weekend we went out to Hitchcock Nature Center to learn about tagging monarchs. … Continue reading

Bean Bag Toss Game for Teaching Just About Anything

Turn something into a game and more often than not, kids will be interested. Taking something that is normally learned through bookwork and make it a physical game can also aid in learning giving a physical connection to the topic.

That’s exactly what this educational bean bag toss game does. It make learning some topics a bit more fun, adds in some competition for kids who like to compete, and it gives a physical element which is perfect for kinaesthetic (or tactile) learners. This is a simple game and it can be adapted to several topics. It’s a wonderful game to start when the kids are preschool age and update it as they get older. Continue reading