This Thanksgiving Pretend Play Set was easy to make and fun to set up as an Invitation to Play and Learn. My oldest son and I made the Native American and Pilgrim families
This post contains affiliate links. We were learning about Monet and Van Gogh, two of the world’s greatest artists, and my 7-year-old daughter asked: Are there any artists who are women? Ok, I’m on it. So I introduced her to … Continue reading
Board a research vessel with experienced marine biologists and environmental scientists. Touch a live moon jelly. Collect live crabs, shrimp, flounder, sea cucumbers and take them directly into the lab to study and learn about them. Learn how to use … Continue reading
Benefits of the Indoor Sand Box (Aside from keeping kids entertained) It’s a giant sensory bin. It’s so easy to create a new activity by changing out the items. It provides fun ways to present learning activities (see our list … Continue reading
Earth Day doesn’t have to be just one day every April. It can be any day of the year. Here are some activities you can do anytime, anywhere to take care of the earth and show your gratitude for all … Continue reading
We recently had Pet Care Day at Creekside Learning. Or, perhaps a better title would be Time to Stop Neglecting the Pets Day. I am mainly talking about the toad and hermit crabs that we got over two and a … Continue reading
The United States Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. is fun and it’s free, so why have we never been there before? I’m not sure, but I do know this: We will be back! My kids loved it. We started our … Continue reading
Our current read-aloud book. Two cups of something yummy to drink. A comfy place to sit at a local coffee shop. And my favorite 8 year old. Because it’s noisy at our house. Because we get interrupted a lot when … Continue reading
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Kids are naturals at yoga. They love to move, they’re flexible, and even my wiggliest of kiddos is intrigued by the poses, the breathing, the peace that he has found in practicing yoga. And I have benefitted greatly from returning … Continue reading
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The beautiful wild ponies of Assateague Island. Something I’d always wanted to see and it was a thrill to go there with my family and experience this beautiful place with these amazing creatures. Miles and miles of of gloriously empty … Continue reading
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We didn’t know what kind of a view we’d have, if we’d see it once or twice or even at all. Would the kids understand what an amazing opportunity this was? Would we regret making three small children wait for … Continue reading
Welcome to our tipi, source of many hours of great, imaginative play. It is a house, a store, a farm a campsite and so much more. And the tipi didn’t cost anything. It sits between our fence and our neighbor’s … Continue reading
I love this picture of Love Bug, my little 3 year old, trying to keep up with his brother and sister on a hike through the woods. Spring starting to open little leaves and buds. An unseasonably warm day. We’ve … Continue reading
Want to know what makes my kids come alive, use all of their senses, stop fighting (for the most part), and work as a team to help each other with challenges? It’s this: I so want to get outside every … Continue reading
Of course, the kids can and do learn all over the house, and beyond, but this is our main Learning Room. The maps and calendar are hung up higher than child-friendly height, but since we have a toddler, it’s necessary. … Continue reading