Halloween Games: Snap Apple, A Clean Alternative to Apple Bobbing

Apple bobbing is a classic Halloween game. While the origin of the tradition is often linked to Samhain- historians are more certain that it traveled from the British Isles and was used for fortune telling. After catching your apple, it is said that you would peel it carefully, pass it around your head three times, … Continue Reading

Black Magic Cinnamon Cupcakes

This October marks 8 years with my darling hubby! It’s a victory and a blessing, because we’ve been together longer than that. We were married when our twins were two (they were our little flower girls!), and before that, we had already been together for almost five years. Yeah, we’re ancient. That’s how we roll! … Continue Reading

The Salem Witch Trials FREE Lapbook Templates! (Late Elementary Grades)

*this post contains affiliate links American history can really rattle your bones, especially when you read the details of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Spells, possession, witchcraft, lies…tragedy. Somehow though, it never ceases to be disturbingly fascinating to me. Now that my girls are in the 5th grade, their Oak Meadow curriculum suggested that … Continue Reading

Easy Toddler Fun: Pumpkin Pie Play Clay!

I’m new to the sensory play world. My twin girls were toddlers back before Pinterest and social media exploded online- and I didn’t even own a computer (or cell phone!) when they were that small. Plus, with twins it’s a whole different ballgame; they’ve always had each other to play with, and rarely did they … Continue Reading