In this lesson we learned about the Natives of the Subarctic, and how they used a tumpline to transport their belongings over distances. While this craft is supposed to be a tumpline, it really turned out to be a headband for some of the children, and a belt for others.
With all the upheaval to the school system lately, what can parents do to help their children keep calm? What can help parents to get some precious, and hard-to-come-by alone time? The answer is excellent, and completely doable: Quiet Time. Beneficial to both parents and children, and accessible to all! Come read about all the tips and tricks we use to make Quiet Time a dream in our home!
The next stop on our exploration of Canada's Natives Long Ago is the Natives of the Plateau. Today we're going to do some mini basket weaving! This is a hugely accessible craft. Great for all ages!
A Dickensian Christmas🎄 I have seen A Christmas Carol almost every year on Christmas Eve since I was around 10-years-old. I have never, however, read the book. This year I decided to read the book to my children as our Christmas Season homeschooling novel study. (Side recommendation: Whenever we read stories for school I always … Continue reading Victorian Christmas Wreath
With LOTS of pictures!! My husband and I got a new Christmas tree the first year we were married, that made it 14 years old this year. About five years ago my husband had to go through it and replace almost half of the lights. It took hours! So, this year, when we set up … Continue reading DIY Wreath from an Old Christmas Tree
Week Four of our study on Canada's Natives Long Ago. We made a fabric parfleche. This little purse-like bag was used by men and women. This is a craft that can be completed by all ages!
Native Studies: Inuit of the Arctic First, let me tell you that you are joining us on week two of our series, "Canada's Natives Long Ago." For more information on this series you can check out my previous post, "DIY Wigwam Craft." Last week I showed you our conical Wigwam that we made when we … Continue reading Soap Carving
Every Thursday morning my children and I meet my friend Janet (the artist behind our DIY Valentines and Easter Colouring Pages) and her homeschooled children for combined studies. Janet teaches The Human Body, and I teach about Native Canadians using this curriculum, "Canada's Natives Long Ago" by Donna Ward. Each week we end with a … Continue reading DIY Wigwam Craft
Halloween is this weekend! WooHoo! While this year may look very different out there on the street, we're still going to give Trick-or-Treating a go. We always give the kids some reusable shopping bags for their candy, but this year we're going to DIY our own Halloween Bags. The idea is to reuse some of … Continue reading DIY Halloween Pumpkin Bag
Frozen Birthday Party! 7 years later and it's still going strong! Take a look at how we celebrated our 4-year-old's birthday with everything Anna and Elsa!