Make Spotted Eggs Using Pine Needles

A big summer thunderstorm swept through our humid coastal town a few nights ago. The next morning the sun was shining so brightly and the birds and squirrels were at their peak of communication. Metaphorically, it reminded me that the sun – producer of life and heat – always seems at it’s brightest and fullest …

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Punkee Says: Babymouse – Rockstar

Babymouse – Rockstar By Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm Summary: Babymouse has music in her soul…but sadly, not in her flute. Will Babymouse ever hit the right note? Will she be the star of the school concert, or is her musical career all washed up before it’s even started? Find out in Rock Star, …

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Mindfulness in Slicing Eggies

For a protein-rich snack full of healthy cholesterol, boiled eggs are a great treat. Most kids like them at some point, and even if they don’t, this quick lesson on slicing eggs (or, eggies as Seastar calls them) will still be fun for the child to prepare snacks for the family or for a classroom …

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Slicing Ba-nay-nays

Anyway a child can be more independent is a great start to your child feeling more confident. Most kids love to help cook and prepare a meal, and there are some very safe ways of allowing your child to help. One of my favorite tools for this is a banana slicer. Even a one-year-old can …

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Parts of a Flower III

In this lesson we will dissect live flowers using the parts of a flower nomenclature card name labels from part I, and the knowledge we gained from the felt flower puzzle in part II. Kids really get into this particular lesson because they are able to fully observe and dissect a flower, while feeling like …

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Hand Made Modern Wood Spinner

This was a last second aw, sure, why not?? throw-in-the-basket from Target. Punkee was so excited about this Hand Made Modern Wood Spinner, and it was fun to kick off the summer with a day at the beach and then an art project. I’m pretty picky about art kits, but this one turned out pretty …

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Parts of a Flower II

In this next post, you will see how to use a felt flower puzzle you can easily make by cutting different colors of felt into the parts of a flower that correspond to the nomenclature cards we used in Parts of a Flower I. Objective: to learn the anatomy of a flower. Deeper Objective: to …

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