Colorful Tape Menorah Craft for Kids

These easy, colorful and fun menorah’s are a fun craft for Hanukkah.  They were the idea of my 7-year-old daughter. She wanted to do a simple menorah craft for kids in her American Girl book club.   The smaller rolls pictured below are washi tape.  The larger rolls are duct tape and some blue painters tape. You really can use whatever you have on hand for this project. This craft took about 10 minutes of prep...

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Book Club Fun: Flower Arranging

We had a lovely book club today, arranging flowers and making our table pretty for snacks. First, I gave the girls each a tray with some glass jars to upcycle into pretty vases.  We used craft tape (Washi tape) to decorate the outside of the jars. More about our book club selection in a moment. The Washi tape adheres nicely to glass and is very easy to work with. The girls could rip the tape to the lengths they wanted to decorate...

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Colonial History with Liberty’s Kids

We cannot get enough of this series! I thought it was a little pricey for our homeschool budget but it has been totally worth it! It has really helped Colonial history come alive in our house. Highly recommend it. (Affiliate link below.)...

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Books for Learning About Jamestown, John Smith and Pocohontas

Our early American History studies had us lingering in Jamestown for a while. We’ve discovered so many wonderful books, that we really enjoyed hanging out there with John Smith, Pocohontas, Christopher Newport, the Powhatan Indians and the British settlers.   Books that make this part of history come alive: Pocahontas: Princess of the New World, by Kathleen Krull John Smith Escapes Again!, by Rosalyn Schanzer. Journey to...

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Early Native American History Unit with American Girl Kaya

Last fall, I shared with you our plans for learning American History with my 6 year old American Girl Doll fan and her friend. You can click over to that post to see our list of resources. We began with the first book in the historical series, Kaya. More Information About How We Used the Book Each week I read a chapter to my 6 year old daughter. She is not yet reading at the level of the AG books but she is interested in them. While I...

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Learning With Legos: Building an Iroquois Longhouse

Firefly, my 8 year old, is studying early American history this year, with the Joy Hakim series, A History of US. One of the fun projects he’s completed is an Iroquois Longhouse with Legos. I thought it was important to emphasize that not all Native Americans lived in tipis when studying this time period.  Iroquois and some other tribes lived in houses such as this one, along with many other families. This would be the...

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