Monday, October 29, 2018

Now accepting new Pinterest contributors!

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

20 leveled readers for under four dollars each

Here are 20 fantastic leveled readers, all for less than $4 each! You can find them in my book store here

























Stamp Painting with Kwik Stix

I organize a local Homeschool Art group. I come up with weekly Art lessons for kids ages 6-16 years old.  This Art activity was based on using Kwik Stix tempera paint sticks, foam printing plates, and stamping with them.



First off, I cut a handful of the foam printing plates into 4 smaller pieces.  I then handed each child 3. Their first job was to make 6 stamps, you can make one on each side. They were to make the stamps by using a pencil and drawing on the foam printing plates. They were free to use any type of design they wanted.

The next step was to take a sheet of paper and create a horizon line.

The next step was to cover their design with tempera painting, using Kwik Stix.
Then they had to stamp up their foreground and background. They were free to use the same stamp, or a combination of the stamps they created.

The final step was to take a black sharpie marker and add in some drawing. They were free to create any type of scene they chose.  Most children did very well with this process, some of the younger children had a harder time. It was more of a process Art for the younger crowd, as it always is.

We enjoy Kwik Stix in my household!  I was very happy to introduce them to the families in my homeschool group as well!







Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The NEW Kodo Light Laboratory




We have had the wonderful privilege of doing another review for Kodo. The last review was for their original Kodo Light Lab. This time we are reviewing their gorgeous NEW Kodo Light Laboratory! It is no secret that Kodo has a website full of the most fantastic educational and imaginative toys. They have really out-done themselves this time with the new Light Laboratory. It is simply AMAZING!

The new Light Laboratory is set up a lot differently than the original Light Lab. The original Light Lab has a separate control panel for turning on the light, and changing color. The new Light Laboratory has the control panel built into the light panel. The panel is much thinner and lighter this time around too. The storage pod stand is wider, and has storage for all of the components available for the Light Laboratory. It is a really wonderful light table! My favorite part is the messy material tray, or sensory tray. It is completely clear, light weight, and perfect! Kodo offers a protective film for the panel, to avoid damage. They also offer a weaving board, marble board, and drawing board.


We are very impressed!

I have added many photos below of the colors, please note that the photos were taken on my iphone 7; and do not do the colors justice. The colors are much more beautiful in person. There are three videos below all of the photos!



Check out the Kodo Light Laboratory on their fantastic website! There are so many other wonderful items on their website as well!

Check out my review of the original Kodo Light Lab























Videos!









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