Swan Island, Maine (Not to be confused with Swan‘s Island, Maine) – When our boat left the banks of Richmond, Maine, crossed the Kennebec River, and docked on Swan Island, I had no idea that we’d just traveled back in time to the 18th century. But when we took the island’s only road up the… Read more »Read More
A Deep Freeze: Where Science and Decorating Collide!
We are braving the cold with a science project that’s easy, fun and looks good enough to hang on the front door when you are finished! You can start with a nature walk or treasure hunt inside your own home. You’ll put your goodies into a bunt pan and fill it with cold water. We… Read more »Read More
DIY Jurassic Park
Want to make your very own Jurassic Park? Less frightening and much smaller than the actual Jurassic Park, this miniature dinosaur habitat is still capable of captivating your munchkins’ attention for DAYS. This could also be a great centerpiece for a birthday party and would also make a cherished gift at the holidays. I’ll walk… Read more »Read More
Today, we are taking our art supplies and meeting under the trees. Our mission is to create a mural worthy of the animal friends that roam our backyard. Call it installation art, call it crazy, but once you read about who (or what) is taking note of this incredible art, you will be RUNNING to… Read more »Read More
Feather Hunt: Easy After School Fun!
Today we are heading outside for a nature walk! But not just any nature walk. We have an artist-in-residence today (a.k.a G.G. or grandpa!) and G.G. has a special way of making the normal VERY interesting. Unbeknownst to my 3-year-old, G.G. has a fantastic collection of bird feathers and he has littered the backyard with them…. Read more »Read More