Butterfly Life Cycle Printables

Free Butterfly Life Cycle Printables

Learning about life cycles is such a fun thing to do with children! Did you grab our free Ladybug Life Cycle printables? We have another new life cycle printable set for you today featuring the life cycle of a butterfly! We hope you enjoy using these free printables with your children as you explore the wonders of science through the life cycle of a butterfly!

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Looking for some fun butterfly life cycle toys to enhance your butterfly learning fun? These are some fun toys on Amazon! {click to blog to see widget}

Download your FREE Butterfly Life Cycle Printables here!

More Butterfly Fun…

Check out our butterfly coloring pages, A Very Hungry Caterpillar printables, and our review of Gotta Go! Gotta Go from Ivy kids Kits!

Butterfly Coloring Pages Gotta Go Gotta Go Ivy Kids Kit Review - A Fun Way to Explore the Monarch Butterfly The Very Hungry Caterpillar Printables

See our Butterfly Pinterest board here!

Looking for more BUG fun?

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Ladybug Life Cycle Printables

Free Ladybug Life Cycle Printables

Are you learning about life cycles in science? We have a new life cycle printable set for you today featuring the life cycle of a ladybug! We hope you enjoy using these free printables with your children as you explore the wonders of science through a ladybug’s life cycle.

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Looking for some fun ladybug life cycle toys to enhance your ladybug learning fun? These are some fun toys on Amazon! {click to blog to see widget}

Download your FREE Ladybug Life Cycle Printables here!

More Ladybug Fun…

Check out our ladybug craft and our review of “Are You a Ladybug?” from Ivy Kids Kits!

Ladybug Unit Study with Ivy Kids Kits   Ladybug Craft

See our Ladybug Pinterest board here!

Looking for more BUG fun?

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Spectacular Homeschool Science Resources

Science is not the easiest subject for me to teach but I truly enjoy learning alongside of my children!  I recently learned of Ellen McHenry and am just in love! You can find loads of science freebies on her site and also curriculum to purchase! We now own the following…

  • Protozoa; A Poseidon Adventure!
  • Botany in 8 Lessons
  • Cells; An Introduction to the Anatomy and Physiology of Animal Cells
  • The Elements; Ingredients of the Universe
  • Carbon Chemistry
  • The Brain; An Introduction to Neurology

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Zoey and Sassafras Book Review and Printables

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{disclaimer ~ we were sent these books to review and affiliate links are used in this post}

Oh my word. I can’t say enough about Zoey and Sassafras!. When my blog friend Asia asked if I would like to review her new chapter book series, I took a look, saw a dragon and a cat and said YES! I figured with two of my daughter’s VERY favorites on the cover, it was likely she would enjoy them. Plus she LOVES to read. The photo above shows moments after she opened the package that Asia sent us with the first book, her smile says it all.

She sat down to read it after we came inside from playing that day and she finished it all at once!

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I just happened to be sitting near her as I noticed her on the last page so I started filming so I could get her live and authentic reaction. I’ll let the video speak for itself.

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About the Series…

Zoey is a smart and sweet little girl with an adorable pet cat, Sassafras. Science, adventure and fantasy are woven together in the delightful tales. The books are funny, educational, and just simply enjoyable. I HIGHLY recommend them!

There are 3 books in the series {we are really hoping Asia will write more}, and they all feature larger font size, and black and white illustrations on many pages. The books are written at a 2nd grade independent reading level, but would make a great read aloud for a younger child. Honestly the stories are so well written that older kids will enjoy them too. The recommended age is 4-10, my daughter is almost 8 and these are perfect!

 

The Printables…

She also loves to color and asked me if I had any Zoey and Sassafras coloring pages! Thankfully we were given permission from the fabulous illustrator, Marion Lindsay, to use her images to create some printables! I first put together some simple coloring pages for her, which she also used as tracing sheets. She loves to practice her drawing skills.

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She is in 2nd grade, and I wanted to create a couple of activities to work on some skills also. First, I made a sheet for her to draw and write about her own magical animal. She loved this and I just love her creativity. After this she asked me if she could use one of her small notebooks to be her magical animal book. She has since written about several made-up magical animals all on her own!

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I also created a printable activity to work on some grammar skills. We came up with verbs and adjectives to describe Zoey and Sassafras!

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The words she chose to describe Zoey give a good picture into the type of main character this little girl is ~ creative, smart, and helpful. All traits I love to see in my own kids! Zoey likes to ~ investigate, explore, and play!

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She is BEGGING Asia to write more books, but she said she will reread these for now, she loves them so much!

 

You can download the free Zoey and Sassafras coloring pages and printables here!

Zoey and Sassafras Coloring Pages and Printables

 

Grab the books here on Amazon!



Q the Robot from EEME ~ Robotics for Kids

Q the Robot from EEME

 

{disclaimer ~ EEME is a blog sponsor and provided Q the Robot for this review}

I had seen EEME prior to them becoming a blog sponsor and honestly I avoided looking into robotics for my kids due to my own fears! It looked complicated and time consuming. Thankfully it was unavoidable when Q the Robot arrived in the mail for this review. I was a bit freaked out and my son was ecstatic! Originally I ‘assigned’ this review to my husband, again my fears overtaking me. He initially opened the box and was very impressed with the contents. I continued to be a bit freaked out by the loads of small parts.

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Well, my husband got busy, my son began begging and I gave in one day, fully prepared to have my day consumed with helping him. I can’t tell you how SWEETLY surprised I was once we logged into the instructions and I saw that this was mostly an independent thing!!!!  My son is 10 so he did need some help, but the videos are AMAZING.

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He was able to navigate it all on his own and ask for help when needed. I couldn’t believe how little he needed me!

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Little sister watched almost the entire time, she wants her own Q the Robot now!

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He completed the project over a period of about 3 days, working for about 3 hours total I would guess, maybe a bit more.

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Here’s a video I shared on Instagram of him using Q for the first time. He was so excited to see it work!

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His completed Q the Robot! He had fun using the light to drive Q around and he loved the process overall. This was an excellent project for Krash on so many levels. Not only did he learn scientific skills, he got to practice his focus and processing skills while paying close attention to the details in the videos. If he didn’t listen and apply what was said, his robot wouldn’t have worked! For this reason, I am planning to continue these types of projects with Krash. It is a fabulous way for me to work on this area with him, with the added bonus of learning about robotics and electronics!

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A Bit More About EEME

Q the Robot isn’t all EEME has to offer, there are monthly subscription projects and other project kits  There are also FREE interactive online lessons to teach your family the fundamentals of electronics. Sign up for FREE to access EEME’s online lessons.

Follow the EEME blog or find them on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.

 

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