Parts of the Sun – Snack Idea & a free resource!

Whenever possible I love to come up with a snack that goes with the topic we are studying. We love food in our house! ¬†ūüôā This week we studied the parts of the sun, so here’s my idea for a snack. I used ham for the bottom and top layers (convective zone & photosphere), provolone [Read On]

Parts of the Sun

We are starting a unit study on outer space! We will be doing a few activities to learn more about space.  Our first activity was to talk about the sun. We are learning the different parts of the sun. This was very fun! I made a visual aid out of felt to give us a [Read On]


We are having fun studying pollution.  This week we used the picture cards I made to introduce the topic plus to play a few games.  The kids had fun matching, sorting, classifying and they even made up a game of their own. We also did an activity where I had them look for some examples [Read On]

Pollution Cards

This week we will be studying pollution with our kids. To help me introduce the topic and show the kids some pictures of what we are talking about, I made these picture cards with a couple of photographs for each type of pollution. First, I will use these cards to introduce the topic.  As we [Read On]

Markings on the Globe Color Coded

We like to create an “art” project each week. In order to make it fit into our day we usually turn one of the subjects we are learning into an art project. By that I mean, something we can use paint, glitter, stickers, etc. anything fun, hands-on, that we can then hang on the wall. [Read On]

Markings on the Globe to Label

As we study the markings on the globe, I created these worksheets to help the kids label and review the material we are memorizing. In this file you will find two options. One sheet is for younger students with the labels ready to cut and paste (my kids favorite).  The other sheet is for older [Read On]

Markings on the Globe Model

This week we are studying the markings on the globe. I decided to help the kids make a little model of a globe so they could paint, identify and highlight different markings on the globe. I bought Styrofoam balls at the local craft store. We stuck a wooden stick on one end of  the ball to [Read On]

Types of Clouds on a Plate

Our snack idea for this week is super easy, simple and the kids can do it with your help. We used vanilla yogurt for the white clouds and then I added a little bit of blue food coloring to make the cumulonimbus cloud a little darker. It doesn’t show well on the picture, but the [Read On]

Types of Clouds Cards – Two Choices :)

As you may have already noticed, I am such a visual person. I love to make picture cards for everything, and types of clouds was no exception.     The illustrations on these cards are drawn, more like clip art, but I really liked the way the graphics present the types of clouds and the [Read On]

Types of Clouds Craft

We had do much fun studying the different  types of clouds! As a way to wrap up our week, I created a craft for the kids to put together as they reviewed the different types of clouds. I made the poster sheet to show the kids what they were going to do for each cloud, [Read On]