Pretend Play: Preschool Ice Cream Store

Play dough ice cream flavors

We have been having fun with our toddler and preschool ice cream theme. Whenever we go to the ice cream store, my girls are fascinated with all the colors and flavors of ice cream available. I knew they would have so much fun running their own ice cream shop. With just a little advanced preparation, toddlers and preschoolers can run their own ice cream store right in their own home---or outside, which is where my girls set up their shop. First make sure to have several “flavors” of ice cream made ahead of time. Our ice cream consisted of 4 scented playdough creations. I made one batch … [Read More...]

Planting a Rainbow:Craft

Planting a Rainbow Book Extension Ideas

After many, many days of grey, dreary weather--we needed a change! So for this week for our Tot school, I checked out Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert. This book is a fun way to introduce children to gardening. Each page has vibrant illustrations … [Read More...]

Time Captives

Creighton Hill

Today's post is brought to you by my high school daughter. Recent homeschool grade, Morgan Elizabeth Huneke, invited her to review her newest book.  ~Maureen This book review is part of a blog tour on the book Time Captives which is the first book … [Read More...]

Ant Activities and Ant Nature Journal

Ant Activities and Ant Journal

Observing ants in our light-up ant farm has been the highlight of our nature studies so far. We have had so much fun with our ant farm set-up. To continue our ant learning, I came up with a couple hands-on activities plus an ant nature journal … [Read More...]

Little Listers Writing Challenge Plus Printable

Free printable journal

I have recently fell in love with the world of traveler's notebooks, Midori's, and planning! I'll talk more about that later (because I'm excited to share how this has helped me with homeschooling!) While jumping back in to the world of handmade … [Read More...]

5 Regions of the U.S.A. Co-Op Class

Tactile map learning with Play-Doh

I taught a 50 states/Regions of the U.S. co-op class for K-2nd this past year. I've had several requests to share what I did each week. I'll be honest--- I'm a pretty good organized wing-it teacher :) I started off with a solid lesson plan but that … [Read More...]