Apples and Cinnamon

Nothing quite says fall like apples (and pumpkins, but I’m saving those for October!) Visiting an orchard and picking apples right from the tree on a crisp fall day is one of my favorite things to do in the fall when we visit up north, and I always dive into some apple themed learning aroundContinue reading “Apples and Cinnamon”

Red, Orange and Gold

The first day of fall is coming up next week (September 22nd!) and I just can’t wait to dive in to the warm colors, spicy-sweet smells, cozy fabrics, and cooler days that come along with it (even though where we live that “cooler days” thing isn’t going to happen until December…but I can pretend, right?!)Continue reading “Red, Orange and Gold”

Learning with the Snow Queen

It’s the smack middle of summer and it is HOT, so what better way to cool off than with some icy cold learning from Frozen! Both Frozen movies are amazing- the music, the animation, the story lines- it’s no wonder that kids (and adults) everywhere love them, so this week I turned to Elsa, Anna,Continue reading “Learning with the Snow Queen”

Welcome to Hogwarts

Harry Potter turns 40 on July 31st (the character, not the book series- we’re not THAT old yet folks!) so I figured this was the perfect opportunity to do some magical learning with my boys to celebrate! I had to get pretty creative since most of the learning ideas centering around HP are for middleContinue reading “Welcome to Hogwarts”