Red Nose Day – May 25, 2017

A clown style red nose is the symbol of Red Nose Day, which is a massive fundraising event held by Comic Relief every two years and this year it returns on May 25th.

Comic Relief was started by comedians who wanted to use comedy and laughter to let people know about poverty in the UK and Africa. It was launched in 1985, from a refugee camp in Sudan.

Comic Relief and Red Nose Day

The very first Red Nose Day was held in 1988, with millions of people participating in its first year. Check out some of the highlights of Comic Relief’s history timeline. Continue reading “Red Nose Day – May 25, 2017”

Fun Geography Ideas

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There are so many ideas out there on how to teach Geography.  While we do use a curriculum, A Childs Geography, we tend to go off on our own rabbit trails. That’s the fun of homeschooling right?

While there’s no one right way of studying Geography there’s no reason why it can’t be fun and REALLY interesting!!

Two of my children’s favorite ways to study Geography are through games and recipes. I want to share this list of ideas with you, just in case you’re looking to add some fun to your Geography lessons. Continue reading “Fun Geography Ideas”

In the Hands of a Child: Great Painters of the World~a review

I was struggling with ideas on how to study the Great Painters of the World with my children.  I really wanted them to have this experience. So when I was given an opportunity to do a review on one of the project packs from In the Hands of a Child, of course, I chose Great Painters of the World.  What a blessing!

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When we first received our Project Pack from In the Hands of a Child I wanted to jump right in!

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Holiday Deals for Your Artistic Child

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Art is a broad and important part of life, and fostering artistic expression in kids sets them on a positive path, whether it’s hobbyist, professional, as an outlet, or pure aesthetic expression. The common thread is that it is creative, expressive, it can inspire us, and lead to that wonderful thing called “flow.” So this holiday season, why not give a gift that fosters that gift of a lifetime. Continue reading “Holiday Deals for Your Artistic Child”