Oobleck!

During experiment week this one was a hit! The objective was initially to have the kids walk on water. Due to the limited supply of corn starch we did this experiment in a bowl rather than our kiddie pool. Here's what you need:Corn starchWaterMeasuring cupFood ColoringExtras:Shower curtain (for easy clean up)Ball and car to explore how [...]

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Apple Walnut Sticky Buns

IngredientsDough:1/4 -ounce package yeast1/2 cup warm water1/2 cup scalded milk1/4 cup sugar1/3 cup butter or shortening1 teaspoon salt1 egg3 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flourFilling:1/2 cup melted butter, plus more for pan3/4 cup sugar, plus more for pan2 tablespoons ground cinnamon3/4 cup raisins, walnuts, or pecans, optionalGlaze:½ cup butter1/2 cup packed brown sugar1 Granny Smith [...]

Raw Key Lime Pie

Crust:½ Cup shredded unsweetened coconut1 cup date honey1 cup walnuts  Filling:1 cup raw cashews, soaked for 4-6 hours (or overnight), then drained 3/4 cup full fat coconut milk, well shaken1/4 cup coconut oil, melted 3-4 large limes or 6-7 key limes (1 Tbsp zest, 1/2 cup juice)  1/2 cup date honey (depending on preferred sweetness)Crust Instructions1    1.    Combine [...]

DIY Bath Bombs for Kids

This past week was dubbed "Experiment Week". Day 1 was DIY Bath Bombs. Here is what you need: Empty Christmas Ornament or a Bath Bomb mold 1 Cup Baking Soda 3/4 Cup Epson Salt (Blended until its a fine powder)1 Tablespoon of lemon juice1/4 cup waterSpray bottleWooden spoonFood ColoringEssential oilsCoconut OilPlace all the dry ingredients into a bowl and [...]

Wallpaper Border Cover-Up – With Fabric

This past year we moved into our beautiful home. Unfortunately in the kids room there was this horrible wallpaper. My son loved didn't mind it but my daughter did not approve of the sports themed room. I knew I had to find a gender neutral alternative that fit both my kids personalities. My husband was not [...]

Money Math

Today we had some fun with money! SJ(5) is currently working her way through Horizons 1 work book. She learned about money while working through the Horizons K book but for this level they are relating money to place value. This was the perfect excuse to pull out the base ten manipulatives. For this activity we used [...]

Coding for Kids

One of the many benifits of homeschooling is the ability to teach your kids random, awesome things like...CODING!!. I stumbled upon this awesome website that teaches children code. My kids LOVE it. The teaching is broken into age groups the first group is geared towards kids who are ages 3 to 5. The first few lessons [...]

Busy or Fruitful?

As a wife, mother, caretaker, and teacher I have "busy" down. I know how to do busy. I can take on a million task willingly and sacrifice time, money and sleep to get things done. Unfortunately, one of the easiest things to overlook is my quiet time with God. Its easy to say going to [...]