We're finally finishing up our in-depth caterpillar/butterfly study and this is the last free download from the study! I loved making these butterfly exploration cards! They turned out to be useful in so many ways. You can download them for free at the bottom of my post! Enjoy!
Spring is the time to explore butterflies, the process of metamorphosis and get outside! We've been studying butterflies and caterpillars here for a few weeks and I'm so excited to share my butterfly picture matching cards with you! Set up a symmetry matching play area for your preschooler using my butterfly cards. You can get these as a free download through my blog! Thanks for stopping in!
“Let them once get in touch with Nature, and a habit is formed which will be a source of delight through life. We are all meant to be naturalists, each in his degree, and it is inexcusable to live in a world so full of the marvels of plant and animal life and to care for none of these things.” - Charlotte Mason. Spring is on the horizon and we're so excited begin another season of the wonder gardening. Children do have a natural curiosity about nature and allowing them to experience plant science through a garden is a great way to study nature! Let's get started and get a free download!
Getting Started with a Garden:
- Order a seed catalogue. Whether you intend to order from it or not, your children will enjoy looking at all the variations and types of plants they can grow.
- Think about the space you have in your yard to grow a garden when deciding how many packets of seeds to purchase. You'll want a spot that gets a few hours of sun a day.
- Allow your children to help you decide which seeds to purchase. It's fun for them to go through the catalogue and write down some ideas of what they'd like to grow. Download my free seed wish list here.
- Purchase your seeds.
Learning about Seeds:
Don't waste this opportunity to take time and study the different types of seeds. You'll have more than enough in each packet, so take a small few out of each.
- Conduct a seed sort: Sort seeds according to similarities. Talk about the seeds. Arrange in size, color, hardness, etc.
- Make seed art: Begin by arranging the seeds in a picture, shape, pattern or design, and glue them to paper. This can be quite beautiful!
- Record the seeds in your nature journal: Why not allow the children to illustrate a few seed types in their nature journals, making sure to put the type for a label.
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With Valentine's Day only a few short weeks away, I'd like to confess something... Valentine's Day is not my favorite holiday and I dread it like (insert something unpleasant). But in effort to be a positive person and encourager, I'm changing the way I think about the holiday itself in attempt to throw out all previous expectations of the day and the pressures that surround it.
So, keep reading to learn about my FREE downloadable and printable "Valentine's Day" cards (or anytime of the year cards). PLUS, Find out what our family creed is and how it's causing us to think about LOVE every day of the year.
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