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Teach Kids Mapping Skills With A Backyard Treasure Hunt

I wanted to do a treasure map activity with my 6 year old to teach her some mapping skills. I told her we were going to pretend to be pirates and go on a backyard treasure hunt. The first step would be learning how to draw a treasure map for kids. A quick learn-from-my-mistake word …

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Educational Camping Activities

Camping season is in full swing with warmer days and families claiming their favorite spots at the local state (or provincial) parks. Even if you’re taking a relaxed approach to homeschooling this summer, you can still combine the excitement of camping with some hands-on, nature-filled activities that will have your kids learning without even realizing …

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Studying the Chipmunk and What It Eats

I have decided my daughter will continue her “Animal Studies” learning about local animals, animals she can actually study in real life herself.  We are currently studying the chipmunk. If she were older I would give her a notebook to take outside to jot down her observations on the chipmunk.  She’s only 4.  Although she can …

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Forest Scavenger Hunt – Identifying Plants in Search of the Perfect Paint Colors

Our family lives in a forest, so I was very happy when I saw that the theme for the Poppins Book Nook this month is “Forests and Woods”.  Going along nicely with the theme, I chose the book A New Friend (The Adventures of Sophie Mouse) My daughter received this book as a gift.  The cover looks …

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