Saturday, March 17, 2018

Do You Hate Easter Grass?

Do you hate Easter grass...with a passion? Were you still de-tangling the stuff from your vacuum for months after Easter last year? 

(That pic above affiliate links to Amazon, 
where you can buy the cursed stuff if you want...
but seriously, don't do it!   That stuff is AWFUL!!).

Do you want a a better alternative?

Well, friends, I have a solution for you!   Do you see the basket above?  Does that look like Easter grass?  Well, it's not!   It's this....

Yep, a fuzzy green wig is GREAT for alternative Easter grass.  I picked up mine on sale right after St. Patrick's day.  It doesn't get all over your house, and it can be reused year after year too!

Plus, my kids loved playing with the wigs afterwards.

If you can't find one at your local store, you can also get one online.

(Yes, that's an affiliate link which earns me money if you buy through that...but seriously, those after St. Patties sales are great...try there first!)

Friday, March 16, 2018

Child's Discovery

Fruit like molecules
Clustered together
Science in a bowl 

A little poem I made (not a haiku...just a poem) after my son told me he thought the fruit in the bowls looked like "cells."     

Linking up today on...

Friday, March 9, 2018

Friday Funnies, Flops and Fails: Word Play

One of these things is not like the others,
one of these things just isn't the same...

So, when we practice spelling words we take turns...I do a word, then he does a word, then I do a word, etc.   It started a while back when one day he asked if he could quiz me on some of the spelling words, too.  I like it because it gives him some extra practice reading these words, and reading is not his favorite subject, so getting him to read is always a plus.

So, the first word on line three was mine...and it was NOT Barack Obama.   Can you guess what it was?  

It was broke.

Hey, I spell it like I hear it!   And I clearly heard "Bar - ock."  (Obama was added for emphasis).   My kid thought this was hilarious.  It became the running joke for the next few days every time that spelling word came up.

But what's cool is, being silly like this, I could point out a mistake but take the sting out of it (and my kiddo is usually pretty sensitive to mistakes).   It gave me a chance to talk about his pronunciation of "br" without him feeling bad about himself.   That mistake was actually the highlight of our homeschool day.  

Taking part in...
Friday Funnies, Flops and Fails
(cause homeschooling isn't perfect, and we need to see that too)

and Homeschool Highlights

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Free Shamrock Coloring Page

Here's a free Shamrock coloring page I made.  Click Here to Download.

These are fun for kids and challenging enough for adults (who says grown-ups can't color!). I'd love to see how you and your kids decorate these printouts! If you would like to share what you did, snap a picture of your finished coloring page and e-mail it to me at -- I might post it up on the blog for others to see too! Thanks!

St. Patrick's Day Trivia:  Legend says St. Patrick used the three leaves of a clover or shamrock to explain the three parts of the Holy Trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Just as the three separate leaves of the shamrock are part of one leaf, the three persons of the trinity are separate yet one. While the shamrock has long been considered a symbol of luck, to those who believe in providence it can be a reminder of the ONE who guides what seems like chance. May God Bless you this Saint Patrick's Day and the rest of the year.  

See this design on printed products at my Zazzle Shop...