Thursday, August 11, 2016

Symmetry Butterfly with Warm and Cool Colors


There are so many examples of symmetry in nature, from the perfectly matched halves of a leaf down to the tiny perfectly symmetrical snowflake. One example that I find most beautiful is the butterfly. It was the perfect subject to use in this simple art project.

Not only did we explore symmetry, but we also explored the concept of warm and cool colors. Keep reading to find out how we made our Symmetry Butterflies with Warm and Cool Colors.

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Kid-Made Bird Feeders for a Bird-Friendly Yard


Birds certainly are fun to watch, aren't they? A house never quite feels like home to us unless we've got birds fluttering around. We attract them to our yard with bird feeders that we keep filled all year long. 

You can buy a bird feeder, make your own, or have a combination of the two if you want a bird-friendly yard. Keep reading below for some fantastic ideas for kid-made bird feeders. They'll all attract fun feathered friends to your yard. 

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Summer Fun Ideas and the After School Linky Party - Week 44


Do you have a lot of summer left, or is school starting up soon? We still have over a month, so we've got a lot of summer fun left to do. I love the ideas I found on last week's link up. They're simple, fun, and will keep your kids learning all year long.

Monday, July 25, 2016

After School Linky Party - Week 43

Summer has been fun, but busy. We haven't even had a chance to squeeze in fun learning activities. But, once things slow down, I've got a great list of things to try. Many of which I found at the After School Linky Party. 

Stop by every week to find fun ideas for your elementary-aged kids. You'll find math, reading, STEM, crafts, and just plain fun ideas.

Check the linky below for this week's great ideas.


Make sure to visit all the After School Activities Hosts:


The Educators' Spin On It
Planet Smarty Pants
Boy Mama Teacher Mama
Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational


Check out the link up below for even more great after school ideas. If you're a blogger, please link up any ideas for elementary-aged kids (ages 5 and up).





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Monday, July 18, 2016

Summer Fun Ideas and the After School Linky Party - Week 42

Find some great summer learning ideas at the After School Linky Party

How many more weeks of summer do you have left? We're only half-way through, but I know others will be starting back to school much sooner. There's still time for some fun summer learning. I loved the ideas that I found last week.

I've pulled some fun ideas from last week's linky and you'll definitely find some good ideas this week. Scroll down to the bottom for all the great ideas!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Summer Fun Ideas and the After School Linky Party - Week 41


How has your summer been so far? Ours has been super-busy and it's been hard to sneak in learning activities. Luckily, life is slowing down again and we'll have more time to search through the After School Linky Party to find fun things to do.

I've pulled some fun ideas from last week's linky and you'll definitely find some good ideas this week. Scroll down to the bottom for all the great ideas!