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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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*New* Spring Festivals E-Book Giveaway!

We are SO excited to be able to announce the release of our newest publication in our festivals series, the Spring Festivals E-Book by Sara Wilson of Love in the Suburbs and myself. We worked so very hard on this book in between managing our families, work and busy life schedules and it feels so wonderful to have the …

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Coin Rubbings for Presidents Day

Today was Presidents’ Day and this is a wonderful activity from our February 5 Day Program for those of you who homeschool or wish to bring a bit of math and history fun into your child’s life this week.   Using Beeswax Block Crayons, rub coins to see the image of each President.  Learn about …

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A Fairy House Contest

We were snowed in another day here at Little Acorn Playgarden and boredom was setting in with my girls.  I decided to take out the sweet book Fairy Houses by Tracy Kane and challenge them to spend their afternoon making the most beautiful Fairy House they could create.  I presented them with a flat surface and …

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Nature Club – We’re Going on a Tree Hunt

“For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, …

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