My kids recently found a Magic School Bus book about baking and they were really interested in doing one of the science project in it. The project required just a pitcher of water, baking soda, vinegar and some peanuts. The peanuts were supposed to move around once the reaction started with the baking soda and vinegar. I didn't have peanuts so I decided that I would try almonds instead.Read More
October is National Bullying Prevention Month so I thought it would be a great time to talk about kindness. Recently I posted about creating a kindness wall in my home to promote kind acts. Today’s activity helps kids think about how your words and actions impact other people. I did this activity with my own kids to help them understand the long lasting effect their words can have, even after they say sorry.Read More
My daughter has been asking to do a project, and I wanted to do something that was related to fall and involved leaves. The trees in our backyard usually lose their leaves very late in the fall, so I decided that we could use paper leaves instead of using real leaves for a project.
A few weeks ago, I wrote a review of the book It’s So Much Work to Be Your Friend by Richard Lavoie. I absolutely love this book, and I wanted to focus in particular on one of his interventions that can help kids learn from their social errors in the moment - The Social Skill Autopsy. Addressing a social misstep and using it as a teachable moment is a great way to help kids identify what went wrong and what they could try again the next time.Read More
I had big plans this week to do some dress up fun for the Pinterest in Real Life series. I even worked on making a tutu and getting things together to set up a dress up area where the kids play all the time. Then we got lice :-/ So my big dress up plans will have to wait a couple of weeks while the costumes remain bagged in the basement. Yuck!! In the meantime, my daughter has been asking me if we can decorate for Halloween. Honestly, we haven’t done much for fall yet, but she’s asking and I decided to do some simple Halloween toilet roll crafts.Read More