Category: ’Children’

A Moment of Homeschool Panic

May 27th, 2014 by Dionna - 3 Comments

I had a moment of panic earlier this year when I realized that we are officially homeschooling. But I have a feeling that kind of nagging worry is something shared by parents no matter where or how their children are learning.

A Chewing Gum Mad Lib

May 14th, 2014 by Dionna - Leave a comment

I recently did a homeschool cooperative class all about chewing gum. Using a fantastic book and documentary on DVD published by Glee Gum, we learned all about how gum was originally made (from a tree!), the history of gum, and how some traditional gum is still made today.

A Sweet Education in Chocolate: 16 Chocolate-Based Educational Activities

April 21st, 2014 by Dionna - Leave a comment

For one of the recent sessions of our local homeschool cooperatives, I led a semester-long class called A Sweet Education in Chocolate. Here are some of the activities I found to do with the kids each week. Feel free to use or modify any of these activities for your own group!

Harry Potter Potions Party

April 8th, 2014 by Dionna - 10 Comments

One of the best homeschool activities we’ve ever done has been a Harry Potter Potions Party. I’m sharing the resources I used to create our potion recipes, the ingredients and tools we set out for the kids to experiment with, and the recipes themselves. Feel free to use and adapt for your own budding wizards and witches!

Giveaway: Glee Gum Make Your Own Chewing Gum, Chocolate, and Gummies Kits: A $42 Value {US, 3.31}

February 28th, 2014 by Dionna - 1 Comment

Glee Gum, a company with a commitment to the environment and to helping children think about environmental and social issues in innovative ways, is giving away 3 candy making kits through our Learning through Play giveaway. Read for details on how to win!

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