Category Archives: Arts, Crafts & Handwork

Easy Indoor-Outdoor Portable Fort for Kids

This project can be used for any age or it can be used as part of the third grade “housebuilding” lesson. To create a little portable indoor/outdoor fort… 1. Purchase a few bamboo rods (the kind you get at the gardening center for 1.00 each…they are also at the dollar store)....
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Clothing Unit for Third Grade and Under

I love to visit local farms as part of the kids’ education. It is a wonderful way to introduce them to the area they live in, their neighbors, another kind of life, and much more. It is also a way to teach them skills I may not have or to...
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Meet Our Teachers: Brian Wolfe

We chatted with Waldorf teacher, Brian Wolfe (you can find his materials on our website HERE and HERE) and asked him some questions about his life as a Waldorf teacher and his amazing chalk board drawings. Your chalk drawings have become popular on Youtube with amost 40,000 views. So a lot of...
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Earthschooling Teacher Interview: Rick Tan

We are so appreciative of all the amazing teachers that provide lessons for the Earthschooling curriculum! If you are an Earthschooler you have probably seen at least one of Rick Tan’s wonderful black and white drawing, anatomy, or watercolor videos (that he made exclusively for Earthschooling) or perhaps you have seen...
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Time to Start Those Finger-Knit Valentine’s Flowers!

It’s that time of year! It is time to start making your flowers. This is a great way to use a lot of random finger-knitting strands that you have accumulated over the year. It is also a unique and fun way to say “Happy Valentine’s Day” to friends. You can...
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Winter Snack for Wildlife Guests

While the kids were out sledding yesterday I thought I would prepare them a surprise. I popped popcorn, sliced up some oranges and some apples, put some dried cranberries in a bowl and cut up bread into squares and put out a knife with a big jar of peanut butter....
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Easy Last Minute Gift for Kids to Make

Native American Medicine Pouch (With Instructions for Filling Too) Note: If you like this idea consider checking out our E-book “Natural Crafts that Kids Can Make”  A friend of mine gave one of these to my daughter when she was little and I was so touched I have been making...
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A Poem for Gift Giving

I wrote this poem when I was knitting some gifts for friends one year. You can modify it for the craft or gift you are giving but please do not copy it to other lists or BLOGS without mentioning Kristie Burns and www.BEarthBlog.com. Thank you! Something Made Just For You by...
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Advent Ribbon Craft & Cookie Tradition

This year Pagan Advent (the four Sundays before Winter Solstice on December 21st) and Christian Advent (the four Sundays before Christmas) coincide with both beginning on November 30. So, starting November 30, there are 4 Sundays until the winter solstice, or the end of advent, this makes 22 days until...
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Michaelmas Inspirations

If you are celebrating Michaelmas with children you may enjoy some of these inspirations from our classroom albums. The following ideas are from our classrooms and Earthschooling member classrooms. Michaelmas is celebrated on September 29. Our featured picture this week is of two puppets. One is a dragon and one...
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Meet Our Teachers! Jennifer Tan

We are interviewing some of our wonderful teachers in the coming months to help you learn more about them and what they do for us. These interviews are so much fun! Enjoy getting to know more about Jennifer Tan: 1. You have done a wonderful Tunisian crochet video for Earthschooling....
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Easter Surprise!

Before Sofi “decorated”….. Sofi at work…. After Sofi decorated the “eggs”… When the kids woke up Easter morning they found a picture of a spring chick with some plain eggs on the chalkboard. Their job was to decorate the eggs! Just a little “twist” on the tradition of decorating eggs...
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