Kitchen Projects with Kids

This project was not just a fun exercise or a way to fill my children’s day. These projects build fine motor skills, math and reading skills related to reading a recipe for readers, and the ability to follow directions. Most of all, activities like this help my children explore the creative process in a way that allows for mess and mistakes.

Continue reading

Scratch Programming

My son loves computers and has dreams of being a game designer one day.  Over the years has has enjoyed quite a bit of time on Scratch.  Scratch is a “tile-based visual programming environment” where kids can create animations, games, and stories. Sometimes he spends his free time working on…

Continue reading

Creativity Can Be Messy – A Project in Pictures

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” — Mary Lou Cook  Creativity can be messy!  Last week we took an afternoon to make some cookies for a geography project. Scroll down and follow our messy process… Once the dough was made each child…

Continue reading