D is for Drawing Words {Cuneiform Writing for Kids}

Back when my kids studied Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, there we learned about a really interesting form of writing called cuneiform. What makes it especially cool is how easy it is for kids to recreate it, stuff unlike some other forms of ancient writing (quill pens, patient anyone?). First a little background: In the mid-1700s […]

Zoo Report Writing Printables

Oh, thank goodness spring is here!  We’re all finished with the cold, icy weather and ready to get out and enjoy some outside fun!  Every spring the kids and I go with our local MOMS club to the zoo.  This year I created a literature packet to tie into our field trip.  That’s what homeschooling […]

2 Fun Poems to Memorize for National Poetry Month

Poetry has a certain magic to it. The play of words, the images, and the emotions it expresses all come together to create a magic that defines life. April is National Poetry Month and the perfect opportunity to introduce our young children to poetry with two fun poems they’ll love to recite. Recitation is the best way […]

C is for Calendars from Ancient History

I am happy to be guest posting here today at Dusty’s site! Today my post is on an ancient calendar that we have learned a little about in our home recently. There are so many amazing calendars from ancient history that it was hard to choose what to focus on. We decided to learn more […]

8+ Outdoor Spring Science Experiments

Now that winter is finally behind us, it’s time to jump headlong into spring! Here in Texas where I live, April and May are the perfect months to get out in the sunshine before it gets too hot during the summer months. We are big fans of STEM activities for kids. We love all STEM […]

Katy and the Big Snow Crafts, Activities, and Resources

We’ve recently begun using the very popular Five in a Row curriculum with our four year old daughter. So far, we are enjoying “rowing” our way through some great classic books. I love that quality children’s literature is paired with so many different varieties of learning activities. I’ve always been very keen on hands on […]

B is for Books on Ancient History

No homeschool is complete without books, and ancient history happens to be my favorite portion of history to study. My five children range in ages ten to two; therefore we’ve come across some great books, and some not so great books. These happen to be our favorite, and most of these books onn ancient history […]

Spring Fever! 5 Ways to Take Learning Outside

The weather warms and the sun comes out to play. Minds frequently wander out the window (and it’s not just the kids!). How in the world are you going to finish school when no one wants to do it? Take learning outside! But what about keeping their attention? Won’t they play instead of learn? HOLD […]

A is for Astronomy and the Bible

Thank you Dusty for inviting me to participate in your ABC’s of Ancient History Series here on To The Moon and Back. I am so excited to be here and share about astronomy and the bible! I love science! For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to be a scientist. I […]

5 Fun Ways to Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day is quickly coming up on March 17! How do you enjoy celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day? My family loves to dress in green and eat corned beef, but this year I though it would be fun to do more.   5 fun ways to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day! 1. Read a picture book on […]