Spring Feed

It is amazing how children are drawn to the wonders of nature, to its magic of bringing life from fuzzy buds and sleepy seeds. The cycle of a plant is particularly mesmerizing to a child: how from something so tiny can sprout a mighty tree with roots reaching down to... Read more →

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We see and hear birds everywhere! We also enjoy a sight of intricately build nests and occasional chicks. We actually raised two years in a row a family of house finches, each time hatching four baby chicks. So, inspired by all the sights of bird nests, today, we are learning... Read more →

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Have you heard of Hapa Zome? It is absolutely awesome Process Art of 🌿leaf dying ~ smashing leaves and 🌸flowed with a 🔨hammer! It is also an amazing gross-motor exercise to strengthen those little hands! Do you have leftover Spring blooms or those Mother's Day flowers that are wilting? Put... Read more →

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Inspired by our 🐝Bees Unit Study, today we are painting a Goldenrod flower, which is one of the bees' favorite nectar sources. We are using materials you probably have in your cupboard, along with some watercolors and sprinkles of imagination. What you will need: Goldenrod 🌼Flower coloring page (download here)... Read more →

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We are beginning our 🐝Bee Study to defy any misconceptions and fear of these amazing insects (closely related to wasps and ants). Bees are very important pollinators for flowers, fruits, and vegetables. They transfer pollen between the male and female parts of the same flower, thus allowing a plant to... Read more →

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This DIY Daffodils tissue paper💐bouquet can be a perfect Mother's Day gift! All you need to make these awesome 🌼flowers is tissue paper and pipe cleaners. To make this craft, we are referring to a Tissue Paper Flowers Craft book (buy here), which features incredibly simple-to-make tissue paper flowers that... Read more →

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April 23rd is William Shakespeare's birthday (1564) and World Book Day, so below I have put together our favorite 🌸Spring and🌱nature-inspired books with links to hands-on activities. A closer 🔍look at our 🌸Spring 🌱Nature 📚Books (top left to right): My First Discoveries Series with its transparent pages add a new... Read more →

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This is a super fun DIY: use recycled eggs (I am sure we all have tones of them after Easter) or use balls and let your kiddo have fun with this color recognition gross motor game. I did not have either black or red egg, so using Sharpies, I colored... Read more →

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Science experiments are super fun to conduct at home with common household items. The science concepts applied in school or in a lab are the same, and kids are astonished by simple hands-on activities that nearly any parent can accomplish. So, how about a raw egg and vinegar experiment! Like... Read more →

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Happy first day of 🌸Spring! Are you not sure what to do with all those scraps of paper you have left over from various craft projects? Well, now, you can make a beautiful flower recycled DIY craft, which is also an amazing fine motor exercise. Gather the leftover cardstock strips.... Read more →

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When I asked my children what is their favorite spring-inspired book, they unanimously replied that it is The Tiny Wish (buy here), where Anja, an enchanting girl from Norway, experiences an extraordinary adventure with her animal friends. Lori Evert, the New York Times bestseller author, created The Tiny Wish book... Read more →

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Today, we are exploring 🌿Spring-Inspired 🐞Counters and 🔢Numbers Sensory Bin with a Math Twist. According to Dr. Maria Montessori, from birth till about seven years of age, children have a very sensorial relationship with their world ~ they use all of their five senses: of sight, hearing, taste, touch, and... Read more →

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We love our feathered friends, and we love celebrating Bird Holidays to learn more about them and to advance bird conservation. Here are few Bird Holidays to note and put on your calendar: National Bird Day is celebrated in the United States annually on January 5. International Bird Day is... Read more →

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As seasons change, from winter to spring, Adrian is becoming more and more aware of the surrounding environment, and awareness leads to questions. Why do seasons change? Are seasons ever late? When will it be 🌨winter again? So, I dedicated a shelf to 🌸🌳🍂☃️ seasons, where Adrian can observe nature... Read more →

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Spring is in full bloom, and we cannot stop admiring all the beauty unfolding in front of our eyes. And discoveries lead to questions: "Where do flowers come from? How do flowers know when to bloom? How do they get their food? What is pollination?" And so forth. As always,... Read more →

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Spring and 🐣Easter are in the air, and children are excited to start our themed activities which add a fun dimension to the otherwise mundane numbers learning. In a Montessori Math curriculum, in the beginning, a numeral (which is an abstract representation of a quantity) is always accompanied by an... Read more →

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Spring is celebrated in Epcot with brilliant blooms, vibrant gardens, flower towers, wildlife habitats, walkways and interactive playgrounds. The park boasts with more than 70 world-renowned Disney-themed topiaries. Interactive playgrounds are build just for this event. Tomatoes. Vertical Gardens. I had never seen such a breathtaking display of flowers and... Read more →

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When Adrian woke up this morning, he recited a part of his Winter Poem: "Snowflakes dance throughout the night, when I open my eyes, the world is white!" (See a post here.) And indeed it was:) We usually do not get snow in March, and to see all the buds... Read more →

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Today, we are utilizing some of our traditionally recognized methods of perception, or sense: The Sense of Smell, Sight, and Touch. Sense of Smell Kids could not believe the aroma peony flowers diffuse! They could not smell them enough :) Sense of Sight Looking, observing, exploring ... finding an ant!... Read more →

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