The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Story Order Balloon Activity

The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Story Order Balloon Activity

Are you ready for a super fun series?! It is "a post a day" about The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Be on the lookout for a new post daily to see all the fun things we have put together for you! First, we read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. We discussed how many things it ate before transforming into a beautiful butterfly. Then, I took out one red balloon attached to a skinny green balloon. Using a permanent marker, I did my best to draw the caterpillar's face on the red … [Read more...]

Dear Mom, Here are 10 Ways to Grow Independence in Your Toddler (HUGE Mother’s Day GIVEAWAY)

Dear Mom, Here are 10 Ways You can Grow Independence in Your Toddler

Dear Mom, as Mother's Day is nearly here, I wanted to write you a letter of encouragement that will, hopefully, prove to be a blessing to you and your developing little one at home. See, toddlers want to be independent, but they are still small and it is hard for them to do everything themselves. But you know what? Honestly, we don't give them the credit they deserve and if you give the, a chance, you will soon find out that, with a little bit of guidance and practice, they can do much more … [Read more...]

Butterfly Life Cycle Activities & Crafts (Free Printable Set)

Butterfly Life Cycle Activities & Crafts (Free Printable Set)

We have been studying about butterflies and, even though we didn't get a caterpillar set to watch them turn into butterflies, we did watch videos of the process and are determined to do that next Spring. Here, you will see some of our butterfly life cycle lessons, butterfly books and you will also have a chance to download your own FREE butterfly life cycle printable set. It is 9 pages total, so you and your child will have varied ways to explore the most beautiful of life cycles (in my humble … [Read more...]

Sweet Mother’s Day Gift Ideas & Link Party #38

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Hello, everyone! The Natural Homeschool is so excited to welcome you to this week’s "A Little Bird Told Me" Link Party #33. We have so many fantastic bloggers out there that are writing some fabulous posts and we would love for them to share what they’re most proud of. Here are our awesome featured posts this week: Sweet Mother's Day Ideas! 1. “Angel Mother” Abraham Lincoln Quote Printable by Bombshell Bling 2. How To Make a Tote Bag: The No-Sew Version by Atta Girl Says 3. … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Logic & Critical Thinking Curriculum for Young Children

Our Favorite Logic Curriculum for Young Children

We have found an awesome logic program for our homeschool and I am happy to bring you the review of La La Logic. Please read on to find out how this Preschool Curriculum works and how much fun it is to dedicate time to study Logic in our homeschool. Logic might not be a very common subject that most parents think of as an essential subject like Mathematics or Language Arts, but it is. Logic is, basically, the science of right thinking, the use of reason, the arguments between true and fall, … [Read more...]

“Trust” 3-Part Lesson & Activities (Free Printables)

"Trust" 3-Part Lesson & Activities (Free Printables)

How does the saying go? "Do as I say, not as I do" or the other way around? We all know that children learn by example. They learn by what they see. But we are also verbal beings. We have the gift of communication. And communication can be such a great asset, when used the right way. Now, let's talk about "trust." Why is trust important? We know that our children trust us because of how we act around them, by how we treat them and because, let's face it, most of us are creatures of habit, so … [Read more...]

Classical Education 101: Books & Resources

Our Favorite Classical Education Books & Resources

Do you love Classical Education or are you completely new to it? What are the basics? What are the foundations? How does it work? How do I get started? These are some of the main questions I asked when I first wanted to learn about Classical Education. My goal is to answer as many of these questions or to at least guide you in the right direction by giving you a list of our favorite resources and books. Let's get started! Understanding the Difference Here is an awesome chart that … [Read more...]

Parts of the Animal Cell (Free Printables)

Parts of the Animal Cell (Free Printables)

For the next 6 months or so, we will be focusing on Biology (living things) in our Science studies. We will be studying the general aspects and some specifics of animals, humans and insects. This lesson is on the Animal Cell. We learn its parts, we label them, we draw them, we use a hands-on 3D model and use a printable set (FREE to you!) to make it all easy to retain. Come look at what we did! Animal Cell Books and Resources Amazon.com Widgets Hands-on Animal Cell Model This is the … [Read more...]

Super Creative Nature Walk Ideas & Inspiration (Link Party #37)

Super Creative Nature Walk Ideas & Inspiration (link party 37)

Hello, everyone! The Natural Homeschool is so excited to welcome you to this week’s "A Little Bird Told Me" Link Party #33. We have so many fantastic bloggers out there that are writing some fabulous posts and we would love for them to share what they’re most proud of. Here are our awesome featured posts this week: Super Creative Nature Walk Ideas & Inspiration! 1. Learning about Plants: Activities and Free Printables for Kids by A Little Pinch of Perfect 2. … [Read more...]

Curiosity Boxes: Fun, Innovation & Creativity (Coupon Code)

Curiosity Boxes: Fun, Innovation & Creativity (Coupon Code)

We received The Useful Box from Curiosity Boxes and it was a huge surprise when I opened the box. The box was completely filled with amazing and excellent-quality materials ready to create. Curiosity Boxes are a set of awesome boxes with open-ended ideas that grow problem-solving skills and nurtures innovation in every child's mind. All the materials in the Curiosity Boxes are age-appropriate and safe to be used by children ages 3+. Basically, you get a box full of materials for arts … [Read more...]