I decided that every Saturday I will be taking my kids hiking during the fall season. We had our first hike this past Saturday. So being my first hike I didn't really know what to expect. I wanted it to be this cool scavenger hunt and collect things to make crafts out of later. Well, it didn't quite work out that way.
We did use the scavenger hunt hike sheet I created, which you can print for free here. My son was pretty excited to use the sheet to find things and mark them off. So that was a good thing, but we didn't collect anything. I felt that nature should stay in nature. Maybe on future hikes I will feel different, but that day, I knew that nature needed to stay in the woods.
I think the best part is when we got chased by a dragon fly, everyone ran except my middle child, she just stood there looking at us like we were crazy, lol. Here are a few pictures of the neat things we saw during our hike.
Here is a preview of the scavenger hunt printable.
Since I am new to the whole lets go hiking every Saturday, how do you incorporate learning during your hikes? Let me know in the comments!
I am back again with another great craft! I swear that I am more excited about school than my son is.. Ha! As you know from reading my other posts that I am making games and crafts to go with my son's science lessons.
This time I made this cute life cycles craft to go along with both your plant and animals life cycles lessons. You can print it here and as always it is free. I included a directions page. I didn't include an answer sheet only because I don't want to debate what came first the chicken or the egg, so you can do the life cycle of the chicken anyway you want, it doesn't matter if you put the chicken or the egg first it still turns out right.
If you are interested in a life cycles memory game you can check it out here!
What fun crafts do you do with your kiddos when learning about the life cycle of plants and animals? Let me know in the comments!
So school is about to be starting in this house in a few weeks. I am excited! I have been going through my son's science book and making some fun crafts and games. So for the lesson about what jobs animals have, I made a baboon job mat! It's simple, cute and a fun way to give your kiddo a break from book work.
You can print out everything you need right here. There is an instruction page and an answer key page too! I am really working on making my creations easy to understand. But, if you are confused or have any questions, you can always comment below.
If you are looking for more great activities check out more posts on my blog and I also have some in my store, the link is on the side!
Do you have any great resources to share? Let me know in the comments.
So if you have been reading my blog you know that I was homeschooling my son through the summer. Well I decided to give him a couple of weeks off until we start up school again. My daughter will be going to our local highschool for 10th grade, my other daughter will be continuing with the online school and my son will be traditionally homeschooled. So school for my other two starts the week of the 19th, so that is when I will start schooling with my son again.
So I have been going through his science book and I decided to add a game and a craft project to his weekly lessons. So the first week we are going to be talking about animals, why animals live in groups and what jobs they do within these groups. So I created this fun animal craft, called where do I belong.
The craft is pretty simple, just print out the animals and the scene and have your child put the animal in the correct scene. You can print the craft out here and I am also included what the final project would look like.
I also created a fun game to go along with the lesson too, you can check it out here. What types of crafts do you do with your animal science lessons? Let me know in the comments.
My name is Robin. I am a homeschooling mom of three and I just love to find ways to make learning fun. I am so excited to share my ideas with you. I try to make my ideas as inexpensive as possible. Most of the items I use are things that are around most houses and if you have a printer and ink you are all set. Please feel free to use these ideas in your own learning adventure with your children.