Learning About Communities with LEGO

Social Studies for kindergarten usually focuses on local communities with the goal of teaching kids about being good citizens. While we definitely learned a lot about the world last year, I didn’t want to skip over any basics. I think homeschooled kids learn a ton...

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Moon Sighting Watercolor

Of all the things we have done for Ramadan, this one is my favorite. I wanted to have this post ready for the start of the month, but I didn’t get it together in time so I decided to do it at the end. Sighting the new moon is an exciting part of Ramadan that I want to...

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Ramadan Lantern Sun Catchers

These Ramadan lantern sun catchers were inspired by two of my favorites: Sweet Fajr (she posts more on IG) and Tinkerlab. Like the card making activity, we also did this in our Preschool Group. The coffee filter painting is perfect for little ones and adding the...

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Hanging Lanterns Ramadan Decorations

I spotted these mini lantern keychains on the Eidway table at the ICNA bazaar and I knew my kids would love them. The kids received them on the first night of Ramadan along with other decorations and art supplies. They quickly tried to hang them up and I got the idea...

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Ramadan Mubarak! Free Printable Ramadan and Eid Cards

Ramadan Mubarak, friends! We began the holy month of Ramadan this past weekend, for those of you who don’t know. Ramadan is a time for increased worship, fasting, acts of charity, and personal reflection. Fasting includes abstaining from food and drink but it also...

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Rehoboth Beach Delaware

We took a quick day trip to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware last weekend and it was a prefect outing for our little family. It was about 2.5 hours from our home in northwest Baltimore County. It was a bit further than the Kent Island beach on the Chesapeake Bay that we had...

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My Father’s Dragon Ideas and Activities

We recently read My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett. It's a good and quick read aloud so I thought I'd share it along with a few activities I developed to go along with it. My Father's Dragon is actually available for free online to read or listen. We checked...

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Austin Nature Center

We visited the Austin Nature and Science Center in February and it’s truly a hidden gem of the Texas capital. Located inside Zilker Park, the center has indoor specimens and exhibitions, a marshy waterway, animal rehab, and a dinosaur digging pit. So yeah, we’ve got a...

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Adventures at the Houston Zoo

We spent a couple of days at the Houston Zoo when we were visiting. Believe me when I say this is a massive zoo! (You can download the map here and they also have an app.) It's not exactly the land size but the extensive animal collection that makes this zoo so...

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