School’s Out… for 4-8 Weeks!

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For us, school has been canceled for the next two weeks, and then we are having our regularly scheduled 2-week spring break.

Big kids school sent home a big ol’ packet of worksheets (about 50 pages), which would be most of the work they would do in the classroom. Little kids preschool has been cancelled, so I did a quick google search for free preschool printables so she can do “homework” alongside Big Brother. But I’m not stressing too much about worksheets.

There have been a lot of schedules and ideas posted on social media.

I changed up one of the super colorful schedules going around, included stuff that we like to do, and more relevant activities, and posted it here on my google pages. You can copy it and change it as needed for you.  And I made it black and white to save your printer some ink.

There are tons of free educational activities online for kids to do. Here is a Google Doc with tons of links that has been making the rounds.

Scholastic set up a ‘Learn From Home’ website with four categories: PreK and Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2, Grades 3-5, and Grades 6+. Each section is already equipped with one week of content for students with 15 additional days on the way.

I’m not too worried about keeping the kids busy. Big dude brought home his school iPad and has access to his math and reading stuff, plus we have craft supplies and toys to play with.

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And failing all that- Frozen 2 is on Disney+, and we’ve got Minecraft. If you don’t have Disney+, you can score Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN for a pretty low monthly price.

And sooo many bubbles. I’m not sure why, but kids love bubbles.

Don’t forget that March is National Craft Month! There are kinds of freebies and deals here.

Talk Back- What are you doing to keep yourself and your family from going stir crazy?

Fun Science Experiments from Little Passports!

We’re huge Science Fanatics around these parts, so when I found out about these cool experiments, I had to share them with you!

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30 Days of Science continues on the Little Passports blog with show-stopping experiments! Grab your kids and start exploring science!

Get messy
Get your hands messy and make an eggshell disappear! This fun and easy kitchen experiment answers the question, “Can you peel a raw egg?”


Get powerful
Let the power of polymers wow your kids! Try this simple experiment to make a leak-proof bag. Believe it or not, all you need is a zipper-lock bag and some pencils.

Get tasting
Have you ever had a cold and noticed that you weren’t able to detect a flavor in all of the foods you ate? Assemble your young scientists around a few of their favorite foods and ask, does smell affect taste? This delicious experiment will reveal the answer!

 

Get cool
Inspire your kids to learn about science by virtually visiting the coolest science museums around the world.

Get more

Craving more science experiments? Visit the Little Passports blog.

Be sure to read the bottom of the blog posts – Little Passports has something brewing in the laboratory!

And if you are looking for fun science kits for your littlest scientists, I’ll have a post later in the week with a few of Lil’ Man’s favs!