Preschool: Learning to Say Sorry

“The question is not, -- how much does the youth know? when he has finished his education -- but how much does he care? and about how many orders of things does he care? In fact, how large is the room in which he finds his feet set? and, therefore, how full is the life he has before him?”― Charlotte Mason, School Education: Developing A Curriculum As I homeschool my children, I have to...

The Crow and the Pitcher Activities

It's a new month with Experience Early Learning, and we are spending the month of August looking into Fables and Folktales including 10 different Aesop's Fables! This past year we read 2 Aesop's fables each week with our Ambleside Online curriculum for Year 1. So delving into activities to revisit some of our favorites is something we are definitely going to enjoy. If you are looking for a...

Exploring Rocket Ships

Our Space Adventure month is coming to a close, but we couldn't leave without exploring Rocket Ships! This day was a blast (literally and figuratively) thanks to some awesome ideas in my Experience Preschool teacher guide and some added fun with a Christmas present that was aching to be revisited. Rocket Ship Math As an Experience Early Learning (EEL) Blogger, I receive the EEL Preschool...

Preschool Science: Root Study Experiment

In college, I majored in Art Education. I always wanted to be an art teacher, but the Lord had other plans. Six out of the eight years I spent as a public school teacher, I was a science teacher. It was a subject I learned so much about and quickly grew to love. (I blogged about it often in 2012 and 2013 right here!) As an Experience Early Learning (EEL) Blogger, I receive the EEL...

STEAM: Color Mixing Learning with Tie-Dye

About a month ago our Children's Ministry hosted a tie-dye party for kids from Kindergarten- 6th grade. It was my first tie-dying experience. I loved watching them create, but I learned a thing or two watching them. 1. Limit the color choices. There were quite a few muddy brown looking shirts because kids got too happy with using ALL the colors. 2. Use the rubber bands and only place dye in a...

Everyday Superhero: Firefighter Puppets

When you think of a superhero, do you usually think of all the costume gear they wear, or their super power? Or do you think of those people out there that are willing to sacrifice their own well being for others? As an Experience Early Learning (EEL) Blogger, I receive the EEL Preschool Curriculum in exchange for my honest opinions and authentic stories about our experiences using the...

W is for Wolf: Retelling of The Three Little Pigs

Hi! I'm Leslie- a homeschooling momma to an almost 5 year old girl and 18 month old boy.  The 2 are as different as night and day.  I share our adventures here to both inspire learning at home and chronicle our lives, because honestly, I never started the baby books and my kids will just have to look back on their childhood through this blog... ha! #keepinitrealWe have been having so...

Butterfly Metamorphosis Activities for Preschoolers

Our butterfly adventures ended this week.  We released our butterflies at the end of our last day.  It was the perfect way to end our week on Metamorphosis and our unit on Bees and Butterflies.I shared the other week some egg-celent ideas (pun intended cuz I'm cheesy like that) fromMother Goose Time as we studied the Egg in our Metamorphosis week. But here are our faves from the...

Food Group Activities with Preschoolers

What a week we have had!We started our new unit, Health and Fitness, from Mother Goose Time and have had a great time studying the 5 main food groups this week: Grains, Fruit, Vegetables, Protein, and Dairy.Here are some of our favorite activities we did this week.Grains DayMGT sent us new monthly manipulatives: shapes.We hid them in grains (rainbow rice) and dug out the pieces and matched them...

Preschool Culture Study: Jewelry

Africa is an amazingly beautiful continent.  It is so rich in the beauty of its' people, their culture, and the animals and scenery of the land.It's not every month that you get to go on Safari, but that is just what my preschooler and I are doing through our preschool curriculum from Mother Goose Time.Last week I shared how to prepare to go on a safari, and this week we ventured into the...