5 gift rule for an Unschool Christmas

5 gift rules

We don’t spend a lot of money at Christmas and started the 5 gift rule when we started traveling fulltime. Even though we now live in a Stick and brick house and only travel for fun, I still keep this rule. Holidays are not about how much you spend but the memories you make. The 5 gift rule for us is more about education and broadening our mines. The girls get 1 gift they want, Continue reading

SOLE Education- Unschooling new term without the negative

I love telling people that I homeschool my kids mainly because I love the reactions I get as they are trying to process the information.  Many older retired couples (we run into a lot on the road) love the idea that we are traveling and homeschooling.  The younger generation think I am nuts and I get the usual excuse: “You’re a saint I could never homeschool my kids”. The hardest part of telling people I Continue reading

Making Sugar Stained Glass and Science Activity

Sugar stained glass is a science activity that you can turn into a science experiment with a snap of your fingers. We made our sugar stained glass by using the rest of your sugar solution left over from the rock candy making. To make sugar stained glass combine one cup water and 2 cups sugar. You may also add half teaspoon Cream of Tartar and one cup clear corn syrup, I actually forgot to add Continue reading

How to make Homemade Rock Candy

Candy science is one of my favorite science activities. Making rock candy is easy to make and can easily double as a science experiment. The process may take several weeks depending on how big you want your crystals. Kids love watching the crystal grow as they form on the stick and especially love to eat the finished product. We turned out candy science into a science activity by making our rock candy with three different Continue reading

DIY How to Make a Homemade Cardboard Projector

Have you ever wanted a big huge TV screen but didn’t have the money to go buy one?  Today the girls and I made one with an iPhone, cardboard box and a magnifying glass.  It was actually really easy, and, believe it or not, it worked. It’s not the top of the line Samsung TVs but if you’re in a pinch to watch that game, or your favorite movie on the big screen, this is a cheap option. Continue reading

Best deal of the day: iPads for carschool.

ipad mini used

Used iPad education, or carschool. If you travel like us this is essential too for carschool.  The best tool I have found for doing school work in the car. Carschooling is when you are learning while in the car. We play games, get into lots of long discussions, and do stuff on our iPad. The iPad is great for education games, movies, and searching the internet. I wanted to share some great deals I have found. Continue reading