Seasons & Holidays (Page 3)

What’s one of the very best things about autumn? Nature walks, of course. Whether your saunter through your backyard with a cup of coffee or take the family on a meander through a woods, you are sure to see, smell and feel autumn all around you. While you are takingRead More →

Here’s a super easy, super adorable, and super fun craft for the whole family. Begins with a walk in the woods. Already a winner, right? Collect up some nicely shaped pinecones. Shake them out to get rid of any wee beasties and bring them home. If pinecones are wet theyRead More →

  Hark the Herald Angels sing. Glory to the newborn king. Make a single angel or a Heavenly Host. Have them visit Baby Jesus at our Advent Nativity which can be found HERE or add a string and hang them as Christmas ornaments. Materials: 3 1/2″ angel body for largeRead More →

What is it about autumn that makes it so many people’s favorite season? Is it the break from oppressive summer heat? Perhaps. If you have children, is it the return to school and “normal” routines. Could be. Don’t even get me started on the foods and spices! There are anyRead More →

Sunflowers are one of my all time favorite flowers. I love how big and bold their beauty is. I love the healthy seeds they provide us with. I love how they spend their day following the sun. And I love that their harvest signals the transition from summer to autumn.Read More →

Better gardeners than I can get hardy hibiscus flowers to grow in Michigan. I have yet to have one successfully winter. Since I adore them, I tend to think of them as annuals and always have one of two plants in the garden. Perhaps I shouldn’t bother but few plants areRead More →

To me August is the most “summery” month of the year. Traditionally, our temperatures are the highest, we get the least amount of rain, and we always try to get in a couple “long weekends” to fully enjoy the last lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. By the end ofRead More →

One of the projects in our Coming Soon updated Spring Bs unit is this super easy to make Wooden Beaded Caterpillar. If you are following the current online curriculum, the Wooden Bead Caterpillar would take the place of the Butterfly Life Cycle Collage scheduled in week eleven. It makes aRead More →

UNDER MY UMBRELLA – Kimara Wise While sleep still held me in its arms, Safe and sound, far from harm, A raging tempest shook the eaves, It tumbled branches, scattered leaves. By time I woke from dream’s sweet rest, The storm had vanished as if in jest, And in its wakeRead More →

  THE RAINY DAY – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The day is cold, and dark, and dreary; It rains, and the wind is never weary; The vine still clings to the moldering wall, But at every gust the dead leaves fall, And the day is dark and dreary. My life is cold,Read More →

INDIVIDUAL SOURCES FOUND IN THE POST HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SPRING! Come on, jump up, and start running around yelling “It’s Spring, It’s Spring, It’s Spring.” Extra points if you wave your hands over your head while doing it! Seriously… on the count of three EVERY one get up andRead More →

We are blessed to live in an area that has a million… perhaps a wee bit of an exaggeration… lakes and ponds. Also, we live in an area that has 4 very distinct seasons. And, as if that wasn’t all good enough, our area has a great many parks andRead More →

FREE PATTERNS from Wee Folk Art Although there is a virtual cornucopia of free patterns on Wee Folk Art that would be perfect to make and tuck into baby’s Easter basket, we picked out a few of our favorites. Of course, these aren’t limited to just babies, but their size andRead More →

When I was a child, we lived just shy of a mile away from school. Children that lived farther than a mile took a bus, but we walked to and from school every day. Of course, in inclement weather our moms would drive us, but many families did not haveRead More →

What is it about an ice cream cone that makes us feel like we are 8 years old? Few things conjure up such feelings of mirth as licking your favorite flavor on a summer’s day. Oh, and the delight of getting every last drip as it meanders down the cone.Read More →

Whether you are 1 or 91, when it comes to celebrating a birthday, it doesn’t seem complete without a yummy cake and a candle to blow out. So, make a wish and blow! I hope all your birthday wishes come true! This Birthday Cake coloring page is based on ourRead More →

In Michigan Valentine’s Day falls among some of our coldest, snowiest days of the year. So, a hot, steamy mug of cocoa, served in a sweet mug, piled high with whipped cream and sprinkles is a great way to combat the cold and to bring a little sweetness into yourRead More →