This post contains affiliate links. Back in November we learned about Life in Plymouth Colony using Evan Moor’s History Pockets. This was a great way for the kids to learn a little more about the pilgrims. There was reading, vocabulary, crafts & activities with very little prep from me, which was nice.
I have always wanted to make egg geodes with the kids. We finally did it! It’s a fairly simple science project & can be done in a day or two. Most of that time is waiting for the crystals to form. We remade our mix 2 extra times, so it took us about a week to complete. With the exception of the alum, the supplies
This year one of my goals was to have Farm Kid1 learn the names of all our 50 states, as well as their capitals. He already knew most of the states, but only knew that Salem was Oregon’s capital. I came up with a series of worksheets & flashcards so he could focus on 10 capitals per week. After 5 weeks he learned all 50
Recently we went on a road trip & a few of my ideas for keeping the kids busy in the car included cookie sheets from the Dollar Store & as many magnetic games/things I could reasonably bring with us. The Dollar Store had magnetic coins & bills! I thought, “what a great find,” and at a fabulous price. I wasn’t sure what I was going