How to Get Kids to Value Nature as Much as Their iPads

“Kids don’t get outside enough.”  “Kids spend too much time on screens.” We’ve read so many articles and internet discussions on this topic but how can we get our kids to value nature as much as their iPads?  There really is just one, simple thing you need to do. It works.  Are you ready for it?  Just show up in the natural environment with your kids. That’s all you...

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Book Activities for The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

If you haven’t gotten your hands on The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate or the sequel,  The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate, by Jacqueline Kelly, stop reading this right now and go get them. I’ll wait. It really is that critical. My kids have proclaimed these two books their favorite read alouds ever, and that says something because I have read a lot of books out loud to them in my 11 years of parenting and our 6 years of...

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Fall Science Experiments

Need some quick and fun Fall science experiments for your first through fifth grader? We’ve got you covered! We love seasonal science activities that add fun learning to our week. Grab any one of these experiments to add to your homeschool or after school day. Need one for Spring, Winter or Summer? We’ve got those, too. Visit our Science Page. Now on to the experiments! What causes the seasons to change? Experiment with...

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Cool Science Experiments ~ Back Yard Animal Tracking Station

Find out what kind of animals come through your yard at night. You might be surprised at who your nocturnal and early morning visitors are. We love cool science experiments! This one can be done any time of the year.  We decided to add this to our list of fun Summer Science Experiments. This can certainly be done in the winter as snow is a wonderful way to capture animal prints.  Supplies A sheet of...

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Easy Science Experiments for Summer

Who’s ready for some easy science experiments for summer? Summer is a great time to gather a few supplies and set up some cool science experiments for kids.  We love seasonal science and summer gives us so many options: outside, inside, in water, in the garden and so much more.  {this post contains affiliate links} Experiments About Insects and Critters Raise caterpillars who turn into butterflies. How...

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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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