Collecting and Preserving Natural Objects

Posted in High School, Hobbies and Crafts, Lower Elementary, Middle School, Nature Studies, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on March 20, 2014

If your children have an interest in collecting things living or dead, you might enjoy this book. Several authors with experience in their field wrote short essay detailing the ways in which they collect and preserve samples. Topics include collecting eggs, bones, insects, plants, and more! Download Notes on Collecting and Preserving Natural-History Objects from Read More »

The Nests and Eggs of Birds of the United States

Posted in Animals, Elementary, High School, Hobbies and Crafts, Middle School, Public Domain on March 20, 2014

With these few preliminary remarks, we send this beautiful book out into the world, trusting that it may meet with a cordial reception everywhere. If it be the means of acquainting man with the lovable manners and interesting domestic relations of a few, though not all, of our feathered friends, and of restraining our youth Read More »

The Young Craftsman {Popular Mechanics}

Posted in Hobbies and Crafts, Public Domain on May 27, 2013

You are sure to love this resource! Over 450 reprinted projects from Popular Mechanics, What to Make, and other publications These are just great. You can get a lot of ideas for projects to make with the kids, or for the kids to make on their own! Every page is an image from a magazine Read More »

Toy-Making At Home

Posted in Hobbies and Crafts, Kindergarten, Lower Elementary, Preschool, Public Domain on May 14, 2013

Since we couldn’t take a lot of our toys with us on our move, my kids have been discovering how to make all kinds of toys out of household items. One of their favorite pastimes is making things from our recycled materials. We have to recycle everything “clean” here – plastic bags, tubs, styrofoam, cans, Read More »

The Dance: Historic Illustrations Of Dancing

Posted in Elementary, High School, Hobbies and Crafts, Middle School, Public Domain on March 26, 2013

Dancing, music and poetry were inseparable. Dancing is the poetry of motion, and its connection with music, as the poetry of sound, occurs at all times. In our own day musical themes are marked by forms originally dance times, as waltz time, gavotte time, minuet time, etc. Dance is probably one of the most underestimated Read More »