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Make a Discovery Ant House

Summer is right around the corner and Rhythm of the Home has just released their beautiful Summer Edition to inspire us!  We are so proud to have our Discovery Ant House featured this season.   Our children absolutely LOVED this activity and learned so much from the experience.  We hope you enjoy it too and …

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Snapping Turtle Laying Eggs at Little Acorn Learning

This morning I woke up and had a cup of coffee. I thought about what to blog. Maybe I’ll update you all on the Roselette Top progress or more about my recent career decisions. Eh. Sometimes the universe gives me a little helping hand with my writer’s block. This beautiful Mother Turtle came across the …

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Painting with Wildflowers

The girls and I discovered an amazingly fun new way to create with nature today.  On one of your nature walks collect the tops of flowers that you come across (dandelions work great!).  On white paper, use the flower tops to “paint” pictures and see your child’s face light up when the color of the …

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The Gift of An Unhurried Childhood – Nature Club Saturdays

Allergy season has come upon us and two of my four daughters suffer so badly that they can hardly open their eyes in the mornings.  I decided to leave my own girls home for this reason today and headed off to meet my nature club children on my own. It was strange going off to …

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Spring Nature Club – The Great Outdoors

This past Saturday was the first class of my Spring Nature Club.  Each Saturday morning for four weeks we will meet at a local park and spend our time fully immersed in the great outdoors together.  I love how the group is always mixed ages.  The children have so much to learn from one another. …

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Coffee Cup Seed Starters

This activity is a sneak peek into our next release, the Late Spring Festivals ebook, which will be released early April 2013.  Enjoy!   Coffee Cup Seed Starters “Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help.  Gardening is an instrument of …

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Mushrooming

We had such a fun experiment with this mushroom kit.  The mushrooms grow in recycled coffee grounds right on your windowsill in less than 10 days.  The process really amazed the girls and it was so much fun to watch and chart the progress.   The mushrooms seemed kind of yuck to us at first …

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International Homeschool Fair

We took part in an International Fair that was held by Connecticut homeschoolers this past weekend.  This was a timely opportunity for us because Maia had been really sick last month (we are still unsure why but luckily all blood results seem ok) and she missed another International Fair she was scheduled to be involved …

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Maple Syruping in Connecticut

We took a little field trip one Saturday afternoon with some friends to a maple syrup farm.  The event was free and very simple but it was cool to show the children how maple syrup is made and how much work goes into the process.  We were absolutely FREEZING and were very thankful for our …

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