1. Teach Your Child to Read without a Curriculum

    I am currently in the process of teaching my second child to read using mostly materials around the house, and I thought I would blog our ideas!  When Aidan was…

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  2. Plastic Fork Catapults

    This activity is definitely filed under "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em!" My boys love turning their silverware into catapults to fling food (grapes work really well for this…

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  3. Favorite Chapter Books for Boys, Part 2

    We have so many favorite books that it was impossible to fit them all in one post!  Here are some more of our favorite chapter books for boys, and here…

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  4. Make Your Boys into Superheroes!

    We did this quick and easy craft today while Aidan had a friend over! To make the pictures, I took photos of the boys and then printed them (we're currently…

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  5. Favorite Chapter Books for Boys, Part 1

    Jordan and I both enjoy reading, and we have been pleased that all of our boys love books as well!   I decided to post some of our favorite books, and…

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  6. Easy Static Electricity Science Experiments

    Our weather has been so cold and dry lately - not my idea of perfect weather! But, it's perfect for static electricity science experiments! We did two experiments that quickly…

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  7. Magnet Game

    One of Aidan's favorite activities on a winter evening is to get out the card table and play with magnets and paper clips! The card table is fun because the…

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  8. Make a Home for a Pretend Pet

    The flu hit our house this week! And it has not been fun. It starts with fever and aches, and lasts about 5 days total. All of us have had…

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  9. Easy-to-Make Pirate Accessories

    Yesterday morning, my boys announced that they were going to be pirates. You never know what they might be on any given day - superheroes, dinosaurs, cowboys... yesterday, it was…

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  10. Dried Bean Mosaic Art Project

    Aidan has been studying the Roman Empire in history, and we read that they created a lot of mosaics to decorate their buildings. We bought a bag of 15 bean…

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