St Patrick’s Day

We don’t pay attention to boring things.  Sometimes I forget this maxim.  In preparation for St. Patrick’s Day I read my kids a couple of children’s books about the holiday.  Check mark.  Reading is done.  And then I asked them…
Homeschooling with a Toddler

People often ask me how do I manage to homeschool with a toddler.   Oh, it’s easy.  As long as you don’t mind being constantly frustrated and interrupted.  Oftentimes if the older kids are in the mood to settle down…
Adler Planetarium – is it membership worthy?

We just snugged a free museum pass to the Adler Planetarium and we want to see, if this is a membership worth buying. We started our visit in the Planet Explorers Exhibit.  It’s the museum’s play area that has three…
Polar Bear Day

February 27th is a National Polar Bear Day!  We love Polar Bears, so when I started planning activities to celebrate these amazing animals I decided that one day is not enough and we need to stretch the Polar Bear Day…
Lava Lamp

Lava Lamp Add oil, water, food coloring and Alka-Seltzer to a water bottle and watch a simple science experiment that is a lot of fun for kids (and adults).   What you need Vegetable Oil Water Food coloring Alka-Seltzer Clear…
Sprouted Beans

  Sprouted beans are one of the most beautiful thing I have ever seen!  And it’s all started with me wanting to demonstrate to kids how things grow.  We put some beans in a jar together with some dump paper…