Pressed Leaf Star Garland

Quick, Quick, run outside and gather some of those large sycamore leaves off the ground! They make the loveliest pressed stars for stringing……..                                                                        READ MORE    

Why do leaves change color in the fall?

It’s a question we have all been asking since we were little- why do leaves go from green to red, to orange, or to yellow in the fall? Well, there are 3 factors that influence this spectacular change: 1. pigments in the leaf, 2. the decreasing length of the day and sunshine, and 3. weather. As our […]

Star Flower Constellation Activity

Did you know that the Latin word “aster” means star? Can you see why? Just look at those lovely little blooms and it becomes obvious- the little ray-like petals look like sprays of light surrounding a little yellow twinkle of a star. Learning the meaning of this little flower’s name really inspired me; it inspired me to make constellations out of […]

Dried Herbal Bouquets

I find that fall, due to the mild weather it brings, is a perfect time to go outside and collect plants. Though summer is more recognized for it’s flora, some plants, such as goldenrod, bloom exclusively in the fall. Going outside and seeing how nature changes from season to season can be magical, even just a […]

Suspension Glitter Pendants

Since Valentine’s day is coming up, I thought that I would make some glitter pendants for my cousin and sister. They love pink, so pink glitter was an obvious choice to use in the pendants. Glitter pendants are not just pretty but a great way to teach about suspension as well. Supplies to Gather: -glitter […]

Bubble Science and Recipes

What is it about bubbles that is so captivating to the young and old alike? Is it their beauty that is there for only a brief moment? Is it that they float with little effort before hitting the ground? Or is it their simplicity? I think Grover from Sesame Street explains the love of bubbles […]