• Camp Covid,  Camps

    Historical Times

    Can History Be fun? We are about to find out as we explore a few exciting time periods of the past. These time periods were chosen at random and are not at all in order. Our plan this week is to explore some key times in history, learn a little, and have a lot of fun! The time periods we will visit are The Wild West Pre-Historic Age The Colonial Period The Pre Colonial Americas Plans for the week include a wide age range of activities, including: Visiting Gold Mines and Panning for Gold & Gems Excavating Dinosaurs trapped in Ice Creating Pueblo Style Pottery Making Nordic Stone Age Bread…

  • Kid Activities

    Lego Candy Dispenser

    If your house is anything like ours, then you have more legos than you know what to do with. Because my kids rarely reassemble the original project that the legos were purchased for, we are often on the hunt for new and creative lego instructions to make new things. We were excited to find the Lego Candy Dispenser instructions created by Sarah at Frugal Fun for Boys & Girls. A video showing how the dispenser works is located at the bottom of this post. The directions provided are really easy to follow. We did have to modify a few pieces because we did not have the exact lego blocks used…

  • Kid Activities,  Recipes

    Blue Wave Floats

    Inspired by the Shark Bait Ice Cream Floats posted by All Things Mama , we made our own blue summertime treats. While my grown-up taste buds did not particularly enjoy this sugary concoction of Blue Fanta, Vanilla Ice Cream, and Gummy Candies, the kids loved it.

  • Camp Covid,  Camps

    Toying Around

    This week, we will explore the history and science of toy making and make a few toys ourselves. We will also go on 2 field trips. The first to the Mini Design Studio where Jackson will have a 3d figurine created of himself as an action figure. We will also visit Babyland General Hospital where Ansley will learn about how Cabbage Patch Dolls are made and adopt one, herself.

  • Camp Covid,  Camps

    Summer Fun

    Summer break is here. This summer is quite different for us than the last. While we are still exercising caution, we are slowly reintroducing ourselves back into the world. Our weeks will be a mix of at home activities and one weekly field trip where we will take as many safety precautions as possible while still having fun. The plan for the week is simply to have fun. Some highlights include: painting with squirt guns making popcorn balls a sun screen science experiment building an air fort. May 31 – June 4

  • Homeschool

    Water Water Everywhere

    Water is everywhere. We will spend some time this week exploring its properties, learning all about the water cycle, and doing some fun science experiments with water. May 24 – May 28 Monday 24 Tuesday 25 Wednesday 26 Thursday 27 Friday 28 Theme Book Earths Water Cycle Hey Water How Animals Find Water Spinning Wind & Water Water Can Be Why do puddles disappear? Living Things Need Water Why do we need water Art & Craft Doh Vinci Art Kit Paint Make Bath Bombs Make Bath Bombs Reading Time 4 Learning Time 4 Learning Time 4 Learning Time 4 Learning none Writing /Motor Skills Letter Practice D Letter Practice E…

  • Homeschool

    Beach Week

    We are spending some time at the beach this week and decided to build our lesson plan around a beach theme. Because we operating on a more relaxed schedule, we may not get to all of the activities listed. May 10 – May 14 Monday 10 Tuesday 11 Wednesday 12 Thursday 13 Friday 15 Theme Book Scarredy Squirrel Trip to the Beach A Beach for Albert On Gull Beach Miss Moo Goes to The Beach Animals of The Beach Hands & Hearts Sandy FeetWhose Feet Jellyfish Bible Study na na na na Reading Time 4 Learning Time 4 Learning Time 4 Learning Time 4 Learning Writing /Motor Skills Spring Learning…

  • Homeschool,  Nature

    Bugging Out

    Springs means new life is creeping out from everywhere, including deep within the soil, in the trees, and sometimes on the walls. This week we will explore things that crawl. And while this creeps me out a bit, Ansley doesn't shy away from most crawling things. I will take her lead as we explore bugs.