Kindergarten at Home: Getting Started

Making the decision to homeschool is big. The next step is choosing curriculum and planning what and how you want your child to learn.  I’m a big proponent of old school kindergarten –a very relaxed approach that focuses on learning through play, outdoor time in the natural environment, reading lots of books together, and exploring whatever my child is interested in. But I do like to have a some curricula choices...

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Simple Science Experiments for Spring

Spring is about to…well, spring. We couldn’t be more excited! Here are more than twenty great simple science experiments with the theme of Spring.     Experiments With Plants and Gardening Learning about plant root systems from Imagination Tree. The celery experiment that shows how water travels in plant stems from Coffee Cups and Crayons. Starting seeds indoors from us, Creekside Learning. Propagating...

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Cool Science Experiments for Kids: Easter Theme

I love organizing some of our learning around a holiday theme or season.  We just finished exploring our winter science experiments and now we’re ready for Spring with these fun Easter experiments. Test the strength of a raw egg, grow a carrot from the top, raise baby chicks and experiment with your Easter candy with these cool science experiments for kids.    {This post contains affiliate links.} Science...

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Cool Science Experiments: Growing Crystals

This two-ingredient project has a big WOW factor, and it’s become a favorite in our house. I am  always on the lookout for cool science experiments for kids that I can do right in my kitchen. This growing crystals experiment fits the bill! How to Conduct the Crystal Growing Experiment You could make any shape, really, but we decided on bunny rabbits for Easter. Borax and boiling water are all it takes to grow crystals! And they...

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Cool Science Experiments: With a St. Patrick’s Day Theme

These cool science experiments look like so much fun, it’s hard to choose just a few. They span from kindergarten through middle school,  so there’s something for everyone here.  Choose from one of the main themes of St. Patrick’s Day:  Rainbows, gold, leprechauns or shamrocks.  We’ve got it all covered!  Top o’the morning to you and your junior scientists!   The Science...

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Ultimate List of Hands On Math for Kindergarten Through 6th Grade

Step out of the workbooks and into hands-on, whole-body math learning with this ultimate list of math activities.  From kindergarten to 6th grade, we have ideas here for so many of the math concepts kids learn in those elementary to beginning middle school years. We have new hands on math ideas posted here regularly on Creekside Learning. Make sure you sign up for our twice-per-month newsletter so you don’t miss a single one!...

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