1. Lego Court: A Mock Trial Lesson with Legos

    Last week, we husband went to jury duty for the first time ever.  He was actually kind of happy to be summoned as he has never received a jury summons.…

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  2. Code Activity for Kids: Make a Spy Decoder

    Aidan (age 10) really enjoys secret codes, and we were thrilled to find this idea on Spoonful for making a spy decoder!  The fun part about this decoder is that…

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  3. Union Soldier Costumes

    Last night we went to our church fall festival.  Aidan has been learning about the Civil War in history, and he wanted to dress up as Ulysses S. Grant.  We…

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  4. American West Pioneer Activities: Part 2

    If you missed Part 1 in our Pioneer Series, you can find it here. Field Trip After learning about wagon trains and American frontier life, I wanted to find a…

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  5. American West Pioneer Activities: Part 1

    We've been having so much fun studying wagon trains and the American frontier in Aidan's history this year (Sonlight Core E)!  In fact, we are just about to start studying…

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  6. Aidan's Garage Sale Teepee

    (This post was up this morning, but then I had some technical difficulties this afternoon resulting in an un-planned blog overhaul after a wordpress update gone bad!  I lost the…

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  7. Easy-to-Make Accessories for Cowboys and Indians

    Our family really loves  Schleich figures.  Schleich is a German company that makes realistic plastic animals and people.  They are a little on the expensive side, but we have found…

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