Parts of a Flower I

Learning the parts of a flower is a great activity for children during the warmer months when flowers are popping up and out. This is the first of a three part series of activities that can easily be done simultaneously or separately. This particular lesson using nomenclature cards is a staple in the Montessori primary …

1 2 3 8

Crystals for Children

By Denise Neal – Guest Writer Kids of all ages have a natural attraction to crystals. I have found in working with them, the entire fascination focuses around the colors, the feel, the energy and the fact that they are real and a substance right from our own Mother Earth. Children are naturally tapped into …

1 2 3 8

Punkee Says: Babymouse – Beach Babe

Babymouse – Beach Babe By Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm Summary School’s out and Babymouse is headed to the beach for a week of sun, sand, surfing, snorkeling, and sharks! Looks like Babymouse’s summer fun isn’t shaping up quite the way she expected. Will Babymouse survive her summer vacation? Will she be the surfing …

1 2 3 8

Felting a Heart <3

Who says you can’t felt an emotion like love? The two do not have to be hard – you CAN felt, and you CAN love. In this post, you’ll learn how to create a simple felted heart. I was looking for something a little different than the norm to help young elementary-aged kids to learn …

1 2 3 8

Punkee Says: Dream Friends

Dream Friends By You Byun Summary: Melody has the most wonderful friend in her dreams. They do all sorts of magical stuff together. But when Melody wakes up she’s back in the real world, where she hasn’t yet made a friend. Then her dream friend inspires her to make some moves that helps Melody’s dreams …

1 2 3 8

Punkee Says: On Meadowview Street

On Meadowview Street By Henry Cole Summary: Caroline lives on Meadowview Street. But where’s the meadow? Where’s the view? There’s nothing growing in her front yard except for grass. Then she spots a flower and a butterfly and a bird and Caroline realizes that with her help, maybe Meadowview Street can have a meadow after …

1 2 3 8