When should you stop reading science aloud to your kids?

When should you stop reading aloud to your kids? Never - read aloud to them if they will let you do so! In fact, Blaine and I still enjoy listening to a good book. But reading science aloud to them is a bit different. At what point are they ready to start reading and learning rather than listening and learning? ┬áIs there a way for you to even tell? Today, Paige is back on the Sassafras … [Read more...]

How to set up an amazing science treasure hunt to learn about maps

Maps. Maps are everywhere. And maps can lead you where you want to go. Science. Science is everywhere. And science can lead you where you want to go. That is if you set up an amazing science treasure hunt! Today, we are introducing you all to one of our local experts from our geology leg as we share about maps. Then, we are going to help you all create an amazing science treasure hunt to … [Read more...]

3 Ways you can make science fun each week

We all want to know how to make science fun - that is, after all, why you landed on this article . . . Hey, folks, it's Blaine Sassafras in the house! I gave Tracey the boot on this post because quite frankly, she's not the best at being "fun". I, on the other hand, am the leading authority on that subject in the Sassafras Fam. So, I knew that you guys would want to hear tips on making … [Read more...]

Basic Geology: The Sassafras Twins share with you the three types of rock

Blaine didn't know what the three types of rock were before our geology leg. This is what his geology test would have looked like before our summer-long, zip-lining journey began: But thanks to some amazing new tech from our Uncle and his prairie dog lab assistant, we now know the three types of rocks. And pretty soon you'll get to join us on that leg!! But before that happens, Blaine … [Read more...]

How you can celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day with science at home today

It's National Grilled Cheese Day and we are celebrating this wonderful holiday with science!! I know, your thinking - Blaine and Tracey, what the heck do grilled cheese sandwiches, science, and your living books have in common? It's really rather simple - we love grilled cheese sandwiches and we have a living book series, plus today is National Grilled Cheese Day and we are going to … [Read more...]

Charlotte Mason would have loved these beautiful book summary lapbooks

Charlotte Mason was an advocate of living books and narration. And book summary lapbooks are a modern way to combine these two! As fans of living books, narration, and Miss Mason, we wanted to share with you all how to make your own beautiful book summary lapbooks. This method will work for any book you read! Plus, the final product is a great way to showcase what your students are … [Read more...]