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Have you ever noticed how Thanksgiving seems to get over shadowed between Halloween and Christmas? I am as guilty as the next person of wanting good Ol’ Saint Nick to hurry up and come down that chimney (ok fine I am actually probably worse than most people). I do however take the month of November leading up to Thanksgiving to focus our learning on celebrating...

No matter how old my kids get they just cannot read or listen to I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson without chuckling and laughing as the story progresses, especially around Thanksgiving. This year I wanted to create a fun hands-on learning tool to bring our lessons to life that was inspired by this storybook.  If you are not familiar with...

With Thanksgiving right around the corner it is time to start thinking about what we are all thankful for in our lives.  Each family and person, child or adult, will have something different to be thankful for.  To help celebrate being thankful I have come up with a catchy learning song for Thanksgiving set to the Twelve Days of Christmas. This song is set for the...

I was hoping to have some cute little pumpkins from our pumpkin vine to decorate with this year, but due to my “black thumb” and the current drought the vine didn’t make any pumpkins (it is barely holding on right now). So I decided we would make some pumpkins for our table this fall! We came up with Yarn Pumpkins!         To...

There are times when I stumble across an idea on Pinterest that apparently I keep bringing up over and over again. Whether that is in my lists or conversations. This project was one of those ideas that has just stuck with me… I was sick with a nasty cold/flu over this past weekend so I decided to start checking things off of my ongoing Pinterest list. You will...