Tag: Activities

Teach Kids to Cook: 7 Cooking Tips You Forget

Teach Kids to Cook: 7 Cooking Tips You Forget

Are you trying to teach kids to cook? Great! But you should really read this first. As soon as my sons were tall enough to reach the kitchen counter (while standing on a chair), we had them in the kitchen helping us cook. So one […]

How to Make Chocolate Balloon Bowls

How to Make Chocolate Balloon Bowls

Have you ever made chocolate balloon bowls? I mean, what could be better than a bowl made out of chocolate? That’s what went through my mind when someone told me you can supposedly dip a balloon in chocolate, let it harden, pop the balloon, and […]

Will Coke Dissolve a Tooth? (and Other Coke Experiments)

Will Coke Dissolve a Tooth? (and Other Coke Experiments)

You’ve heard about the many supposed things you can do with Coke, all based upon the fact that it will eat away at just about everything in existence. But homeschoolers don’t like to take anyone’s word for anything. We’re all about testing the truth, and […]

Frozen Colored Water Balloons: Does it Work?

Frozen Colored Water Balloons: Does it Work?

We live in Minnesota where winter means crazy cold. Luckily for us, it means we can also try our hand at all the cold weather things we find on Pinterest, like frozen colored water balloons. You’ve seen the pin. It says something along the lines […]

Pinterest Bustin’: Glow-in-the-dark jars

Pinterest Bustin’: Glow-in-the-dark jars

Today we are talking about glow jars. Or fairy jars, star jars, constellation jars…whatever y’all call them in your neck of the woods. There are a gazillion pins on Pinterest that explain how to make these jars, but it usually boils down to two main […]

Kitchen Kids: Lemon Cheesecake Pie

Kitchen Kids: Lemon Cheesecake Pie

I am a firm believer that kids need to know their way around a kitchen, not only because it’s a necessary life skill, but also because it helps them to feel capable and that they can accomplish Things of Awesome. This dessert—Lemon Cheesecake Pie—is a […]

How to Remove Sharpie from All the Things

How to Remove Sharpie from All the Things

There’s a little something floating around Pinterest that tells you all the magical ways to remove permanent (Sharpie) marker from different surfaces. It looked like just the thing for the Pinterest Busters to test. Removing Sharpie from clothing using hand sanitizer? One of our Pinterest […]

How To Cut Glass With Yarn

How To Cut Glass With Yarn

Rumor has it that you can cut glass with yarn by soaking a piece of yarn in nail polish remover, tying it around a glass bottle, and lighting the yarn on fire. Let’s just see about that. Materials Needed to Cut Glass With Yarn: – […]

Thankful Everywhere You Look

Thankful Everywhere You Look

Like most folks this time of year, we’re keeping track of the things we are thankful for. I thought I’d let you in on the silly but memorable way that we do it…and how it has grown. Several years ago during our first November here […]

3 Tips for Teaching How To Write a Paragraph

3 Tips for Teaching How To Write a Paragraph

For kids, learning how to write a paragraph can be hard. Really hard. My kids read a ton everyday, so I figured this meant they had a pretty good understanding of what a paragraph entailed. I remember (years ago) when it came time to learn […]

The Spare Change Game: Easiest Way to Learn About Money!

The Spare Change Game: Easiest Way to Learn About Money!

Learning about coins can be confusing, to say the least. Why is a dime smaller than a nickel if it’s worth more? How much is a nickel worth again? How many dimes make a dollar? What are two quarters and a penny worth? All these—and […]

5 Favorite Card Games for Older Kids

5 Favorite Card Games for Older Kids

It’s always nice to have a quick, portable game to play—especially when it can be actual fun for both the kids and the parents. Here are the five favorite card games that we are currently enjoying at our house with two teens and two adults. […]

Restating the Question

Restating the Question

We are often taught that restating the question is the best way to write a proper answer. If someone asks, “Name one of the causes of the Civil War?”, the accepted way to begin the answer would be, “One of the causes of the Civil […]

Homeschool Mission Statement: Family Activity

Homeschool Mission Statement: Family Activity

I’d heard it a million times since we started this journey back in 2007: You need a homeschool mission statement. Yeah, whatever. said I. We know what we’re doing and we know why we’re doing it. We’re fine. And most the time we are fine. […]