Art Time with the Boys

Painting with swirls, dots, waves and stripes

This year we are doing Adventures in My Fathers World, included in that is “I Can Do All Things” art lesson book.  We did assignments out of there to start off our homeschool week.  The lessons are good but it starts out with coloring and drawing and my boys were dying to paint something.  So […]

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Fun with Shaving Cream

Woody in the shaving cream

Recently I discovered another amazing blog!  This one is called Meet the Dubiens.  I have seen so many things on this blog that I want to do with my kids.  Very inspiring! Our first inspiration we did today.  She mixed food coloring with shaving cream and used it as paint for her kids bath time. […]

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Summer Centers

Math Manipulatives

We love centers!  I used them throughout the past school year for all 3 boys.  Some structured some as free-play.  The boys are always happy to pull them out and play with them it is a guaranteed 30 minutes of constructive play. For the Summer I reorganized them, rearranged and grouped different things together to get the […]

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4th of July Parade

On the Move

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays.  Not only because of all the fun and food involved, but because of the significance of celebrating what America was founded on, the principles, the ideas. I am thankful to God that we have the freedom that some do not.  I am thankful that we can openly worship […]

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Making Art with Rice

Rice Art

I am always looking for fun ideas the kids.  They love experiments and art.  This Summer, I signed us up for the Activities Challenge at education.com.  They have a sortable list of activities for kids.  Arts & Crafts, Science, Games and Summer Fun are just some of the categories listed.  We have done a few […]

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A Glimpse of Summer

sand angels

Wow, we have had some terrible weather!  May has been so rainy.  However, we have had some gorgeous days shine through here and there. Some pictures to share, my glimpses of  summer, cannot wait for this summer!!  We have so many plans, yet I plan on keeping it simple too, days wide open to anything […]

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Field Trip: Bugs and Butterflies and more!

Butterfly Pavilion

A few weeks ago we went on a Field Trip to the Butterfly Pavilion with my sister and nephew.  It was so much fun and the kids loved every minute.  They got to hold Rosie, the famous tarantula, plus they were able to observe many more bugs and spiders. I think everybody’s favorite part is the actual […]

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Field Trip: Airplane Museum!

planes

In our city we have a museum after any young boys heart – the Airplane Museum, it is called Wings over the Rockies.  It is located in a hangar that used to be used on a military base here in Denver.  We didn’t tell the boys where we were going, but after a 20 minute […]

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