Activities and Decorations to Celebrate Eid

Activities and Decorations to Celebrate Eid

We had a wonderful Eid! I’m late in posting. Of course. My excuse this time is pulling the plug on our internet. But that’s a story for another day. Today I am sharing a few little decorations and activities we did to get ready for Eid. If you aren’t...

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I’m Sarah and I write about child-led homeschooling and life with my three children. I love learning alongside my kids and we use an eclectic and often interdisciplinary approach. I’m also interested in minimalism, social justice, and mental wellness. Thank you for stopping by! Stay in touch so you don’t miss out. XO

Eid al Adha 2016

Eid al Adha is next week! It always seems to pop up before I expect it to. I need to pay better attention! This year, I’ve been teaching my kids a lot more about the story of Ibrahim (Abraham) and about what the pilgrims do during hajj. There’s a lot to...

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Magnatile Geometry: Make 2D Shapes into 3D

Magnatile Geometry We have successfully used Magnatiles to explore 2D and 3D geometric shapes. Of course, kids are learning about all of these concepts through imaginative play with Magnatiles, but I thought we would use it as an opportunity to give names to some...

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Homeschool Planning for Child-Led Learning

I have a love-hate relationship with planning right now. You see, my anxiety makes planning difficult. It’s hard not worrying about the future when you’re trying to plan for it. And when I start thinking about the things I want to do–positives...

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The Sunflower Garden

Last weekend we ventured out to The Sunflower Garden in Westminster, MD. It’s a sweet little spot for photos, pick-your-own flowers, or just enjoying the day outdoors. We had a wonderful time! I had heard about this place toward the end of the summer last year...

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Color Theory for Kindergarten

Color is a fascinating subject for children. We used paints and food dye to explore color mixing, shades, tints and tones. It all started one morning when we were working on paintings to send to the kids’ grandparents. The watercolors kept swirling together in...

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Summer Travels and What’s Next

Time for the obligatory vacation recap and vision-for-the-future post. We spent almost six weeks visiting family in Houston and Baton Rouge! The first part of our trip was just me and the kids at my parents’ house. My dad hadn’t met little M yet and of...

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Ocean Sensory Bottle

We had as much fun making an Ocean Sensory Bottle as baby had while playing with it! We used the grow animals that we had finished measuring and growing along with a few other supplies to make this toy for Little Miss. Here’s what we used: Small (330 mL) Voss...

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Grow Animal Math

You know those grow animals that you put in water and watch them expand? They actually have some great uses other than becoming a bloated version of a squishy animal. Today I’ve got a quick little post about using grow animals for teaching measurement and...

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Tulips at Sherwood Gardens

A few weeks ago* we visited Sherwood Gardens in Baltimore to see the famous spring tulip bloom. Sherwood Gardens is a open strip of land in a neighborhood of stately homes. Tens of thousands of tulips bloom each spring in a gorgeous display of color. The mixed color...

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Spring Garden Play

A few weeks ago* we visited an indoor garden and started seeing early signs of spring as we went outside. My daughter became very interested in the idea of a garden and wanted to create one of her own. We live in an apartment with no outdoor space, so I decided to set...

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Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens

We visited the Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens to see the Spring flower display– Where the Wild Things Grow. It was our first time inside, though we had driven past many times on the way to the Maryland zoo. The conservatory is inside a gorgeous glass...

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Simple Machines Playground

We were interested in learning more about how things work, so we did a small unit about simple machines. After a little reading, we decided to put our knowledge into action by building a Simple Machines Playground. In case you’ve forgotten, the simple machines...

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Solar System Model

I have a quick little post today about the Solar System model that we made a few days ago. Space is one of our favorite topics. There is so much to learn that we keep coming back to it for more. We’ve done a lot of space stuff in the past, but I thought...

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KonMari, Baby

Here’s how I used KonMari for baby clothes. sound too complicated? It’s easy, I promise. Today I’d like to share the details about how I organize my baby’s clothes. I’ve been working on this KonMari project of totally re-thinking...

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Frozen Bubbles

It was 10F when we went outside this morning. The weather was perfect for frozen bubbles! Actually even colder would have been better. I tried to get outside earlier, but for some reason people were sleepy and slow this morning (and I wasn’t! Ha!) Thanks to the...

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My KonMari Capsule Wardrobe

Do you KonMari? Either you are obsessed, think it’s ridiculous, or you’ve never heard of it. In a nutshell, KonMari is a method of complete reorganization of your possessions so that you are happy with them all. A lot of people get hung up on the folding...

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