Pumpkins

Back at the end of October, we did a Pumpkin theme Homeschool Morning to celebrate Halloween! Be sure to bookmark these activities for next fall 🙂 ACTIVITY Life Cycle of a Pumpkin First we started out reading the book Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie by Jill Esbaum. Next, we listened to the Life Cycle of a…

Fall

It was the first day of fall on our first day of Homeschool Mornings- how perfect!? We experimented with apples, made fall crafts, and practiced math skills using candy corn! CRAFTS 1. Q-Tip Trees This is such a fun project for all ages! It’s easier using a Q-Tip and less messy 🙂 I used tempera…

Color Exploration

For the third week of summer reading we are exploring colors with crafts, snacks & drinks, art, and experiments! CRAFT: Sandpaper Art Watch in amazement as the sandpaper drawing transfers to the white cardstock! Supplies White Cardstock Sandpaper (The finer the better- we used 150 & 180) Crayons Iron First, I cut the cardstock and…

Grossology

This week in summer reading we are studying GROSSOLOGY! Although a bit yucky, it was a favorite of the all ages! For a large group, set up these as stations. We had a germ station outside, craft station inside, and slime station inside as well. Before breaking off into stations, we played Who Pooped? – an interactive online…

Gross & Messy Storytime

This week’s theme for the summer reading program is GROSSOLOGY! In storytime we are reading smelly and funny books, learning about germs, and making slime! BOOKS: My Monster Smells Gross by Nicky Lander There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Bugs by Johnette Downing Smelly Bill by Daniel Postgate I Stink! & I’m Dirty! by…

Color!

This week’s theme for the summer reading program is Color Science! We even did a few color experiments 🙂 BOOKS: I Say, You Say Colors! by Tad Carpenter Although this book is a bit small it has flaps that lift out making it bigger 🙂 Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood Monsters Love Colors by Mike…

Explosion Experiments

Today’s Science Day was all about explosions! We had a bunch of different experiments to let the kids explore the science of blowing things up! 🙂 Exploding Bags This experiment was super fun and had the kids chanting “do it again!” What you need: Baking soda Paper towels Vinegar Warm water Tear a paper towel…

Volcanoes!

This week’s theme for the summer reading program is Explosions & Eruptions! For storytime we learned all about volcanoes! BOOKS: I had a tough time finding read aloud volcano books so if you have any ideas please let me know 🙂  An Island Grows by Lola Schaefer Three Little Dinosaurs by Charles Fuge VIDEOS: Since I…

The 5 Senses

Since Summer Reading is about to begin I wanted to share a few Fizz, Boom, Read storytime ideas! The 5 Senses is what we are starting off with this summer 🙂 BOOKS: Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal Baby Bear Sees Blue by Ashley Wolff The Girl Who Heard Colors by Marie Harris Five For a Little…

Candy Science

We recently started a new program at our library for homeschool families. It’s a monthly program that invites children of all ages to come and explore different topics such as science, art, literature, etc. This month we did science experiments using candy! It was a blast! This would be a fun program for summer too…