Winter Learning Centers

The time has come to set out some winter learning centers. Even though the kids get outside almost everyday still, it’s just too cold to stay out for long. Without friendly reminders around the house, one of my sweet children will do nothing but beg to watch the TV for hours. So, in different places…

Stuffed Felt Ornaments

  These turned out so cute, and they were fairly easy for a beginning to intermediate sewing project. Draw the shape onto a piece of felt, making it about 1/4″ bigger than you’d like the finished product to be. Double the felt and cut out the front and back pieces at the same time. Decide…

Degas and Tchaikovsky

For the last few weeks, we’ve been studying Degas and Tchaikovsky during our artist and composer time.  For the study of Degas, we spent some time each Tuesday either reading a book about him, observing his artwork or doing an art project related to him.  In studying Tchaikovsky, we took some time each week to listen to…

Embriodery Project

We did many projects to go along with our Colonial Life unit study, but this one tops the list.  Not only were these embroidered hand prints a wonderful handicraft activity, they turned out beautifully, too.  So much so, that they are gracing my mantle right now and I plan to hang them on the wall…

Nature Study – Leaves

Nature Study – Leaves

(This post contains affiliate links and links to my business website, Shining Dawn Books.) It was COLD in Central KY yesterday The nature walk part of our nature study was rather short – just a quick trip down to the creek bed to collect a variety of leaves.  But once we got home – the…

Take a Walk in Your Socks??

That’s what we did yesterday!  All in the name of nature study, of course.  With some of Dad’s older socks (one white pair and one dark pair) the kids were instructed to run through as many fields, patches of weeds, fence rows – whatever they could find – and then come back home in ten…

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