Last month we spent a lot of time at the lake learning about the lake habitat. We learned about the water, the plants, the animals. We did a lot of fun outside activities, such as flying kites for the very first time! One fun art project we did was learning … Continue reading
Today we went outside for some yard work and we just happened to find that cute little guy up there. With all the rain and humidity we’ve had lately it’s really bringing out the toads! Amphibians love that stuff to keep their skin moist. We are homeschoolers of opportunity, just … Continue reading
Ok, right now it’s high winds and incoming storms, so at the moment maybe you don’t want to fly a kite with us. Yesterday was a different story. We had an exceptional Father’s Day, spent partially at the lake. The girls noticed another family flying kites and thought it might … Continue reading
Who’s ready to get their science on! I use this website all the time to get science ideas for the kids, and it wouldn’t feel right if it I didn’t give Steve Spangler Science a shout out. Who exactly is Steve Spangler? Well, Steve holds a number of awesome titles, … Continue reading
Last Friday after the we returned from our mini impromptu Colorado vacation, we rested up for a few hours, then headed out to Joslyn Art Museum to see Jeff Corwin present for the Nebraska Science Festival. I told you about those tickets back in March, and I’m so glad we got … Continue reading
Earth Day was the other day so we decided to do a recycling project that also related to our backyard habitat project. Toilet paper roll bird feeders!
We love our nature walks around here. Lucky for us our city has a lot of parks and trails to explore as well as plenty of state parks nearby. When we go out for our nature walks my goal is to always make sure there is a benefit to it, … Continue reading
The other night we decided we wanted to do something a little sweet. Nothing sweeter than learning about structures, strength and foundation, then eating the results. Yum! The kids were excited as soon as the marshmallows came out. As soon as I showed them they could build with them, they … Continue reading
Yesterday I gave the girls a challenge. I gave them a bowl of water (with blue food coloring for better visibility), an ice cube, a piece of string and some salt and challenged them to pick up the ice cube with the string.
When my husband and I got married I wanted nothing more than to ride in a hot air balloon during our honeymoon. Thanks to the weather that almost didn’t happen, but we managed it and I’ve loved them ever since.