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Celebrate Spring

8 Ways to Celebrate Spring with Kids

We’ve still got snow on the ground here in Northern Virginia, but according to the calendar, spring has sprung!  Indeed, we did spot our beloved purple crocus in bloom just days before this last snow fall.  Those crocus always help me hang on–surely warmer temps are just around the corner… In the meantime, here’s a…

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Planning a Sunflower House

Planning Our Sunflower House

Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots  A sweet friend recently gave me this book about gardening with kids.  I love it!  It’s packed with fun ideas and adorable drawings, along with specific instructions for tackling a variety of projects: Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children by Sharon Lovejoy.

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Celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Children

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Children

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner.  From the archives, here are some of our favorite {easy} ways to celebrate the occasion…

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Animal Tracks in the Snow

Exploring Nature With Kids: Winter Nature Walk {Animal Tracks}

  Winter may not seem like the ideal time for a Nature Walk, but don’t let the cold snowy weather prevent you from enjoying the great outdoors.  I guarantee you’ll make a few discoveries that will outweigh the effort required to execute a Winter Nature Walk. For more tips and inspiration, check out: Exploring Nature…

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Favorite Stories and Poems for Winter Weather

I don’t know about you, but we’re currently buried in snow.  About 16 inches of it, to be exact. Wonderful Books about Snow At the Yankee Homestead, one of the best things about snow is all the wonderful books that are just perfect for snowy day reading.  In fact, we never know which one to…

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Favorite Children's Books About Birds | Roots & Boots

Favorite Children’s Books About Birds

In addition to these Best Bird Guides for Kids, we’ve acquired a fantastic collection of children’s books about birds. The following are our very favorites, in no particular order.

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Ready for Valentine's Day?

Ready for Valentine’s Day?

In honor of Valentine’s Day, which is quickly approaching, here are a few fun resources from the Yankee Homestead archives…

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Thanksgiving Resources: Stories, Poems, Hymns & More

Are you looking for a meaningful poem, song or hymn to share with your family in celebration of Thanksgiving?  What about great children’s literature about Thanksgiving?

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Favorite Children's Books Roundup

Favorite Children’s Books Roundup {Gift-Giving Alert}

Christmas is just around the corner (yikes!) and what better gift for the young friends in your life than an excellent book? If children’s books are on your shopping list this year, you’ll love this roundup of my family’s favorite children’s books. Before we get to the list, this seems like the perfect opportunity to…

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November book display

November Nature Study {with book recommendations and free printables}

  It’s here!  The Handbook of Nature Study Newsletter for November came out today!  It’s packed with lots of great tips and resources, including an article by yours truly. 🙂 The entire newsletter is all about using wonderful nature books to enhance your family’s nature study.  (Sound familiar?)  As usual, wonderful (free!) nature printables are included.

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