Inspire Kids: Top Secret Drum Corps

My aunt sent the following video to my boys, and our whole family was mesmerized! She sent it to them so that they could see "what is possible with a LOT of practice!" Enjoy! (If you subscribe to my blog by e-mail, you may have to view this post on the Internet to see the video.) … Continue reading Inspire Kids: Top Secret Drum Corps

Inspire Kids: You are your microbes

One of my seven-year-old's favorite words is "microscopic." Does your kid have favorite words like that? He's always talking about microscopic this and that. So when I found this short video, I thought he'd like it, and he sure did! It's really interesting too.  If you have an older child or adult in your house … Continue reading Inspire Kids: You are your microbes

Inspire Kids: Have you ever heard a Kookaburra sing?

My husband is reading my son the Magic Treehouse series, and they are on #20, Dingoes at Dinnertime, right now! It's set in Australia, so they're learning a bit about Australian animals. After reading the description of a Kookaburra's call, my husband was intrigued and wanted to know what it really sounded like. He and my … Continue reading Inspire Kids: Have you ever heard a Kookaburra sing?

Inspire Kids: Coastal Plains Herper

My six-year-old and I are almost finished with his snake book. I'll write about it when we're finished, but in short, it's a 3-ring binder "book" we started nearly two years ago because snakes are my son's passion. At least, he tells me he wants to learn about snakes and that he's going to study … Continue reading Inspire Kids: Coastal Plains Herper

Inspire Kids: Take advice from an astronaut…

This video is very short (2:23 minutes), and it's probably more appropriate to show to middle schoolers or high schoolers...kids who are starting to seriously think about their futures. (But I did show it to my six-year-old, and he said he liked it.) I want to post it here because you may have older children … Continue reading Inspire Kids: Take advice from an astronaut…

Inspire Kids: Sleepy Man Banjo Boys

I love bluegrass. (Not country music....bluegrass!)  I've had the pleasure of hearing a lot of live bluegrass music in this region I live in, and it just makes me happy. It's upbeat, and the musicians are always happy to play it. Their talent is always amazing to me. (I have no musical talent.) So, finding … Continue reading Inspire Kids: Sleepy Man Banjo Boys

Inspire Kids: Young student builds rocket and launches Hello Kitty 93,625 feet

A big thanks to my Twitter buddy, @NomdeB, for sending me a link to this video. We were all fascinated by it, and my six-year-old wanted to watch it twice. Enjoy! (If you subscribe to my blog by e-mail, you may have to view this post on the Internet to see the video.)  This is a … Continue reading Inspire Kids: Young student builds rocket and launches Hello Kitty 93,625 feet

Inspire Kids: “Strange Worlds” Photography

This inspiring video was sent to me by Coleen. Thanks, Coleen!  Unfortunately, I can't embed it into my website, so you'll have to follow the link below. By day, Matthew is a professional fashion photographer. By night, for the last five years, he’s been creating large dioramas of tiny environments and photographing them. If you knew … Continue reading Inspire Kids: “Strange Worlds” Photography

Inspire Kids: Elephant and Dog Become Friends (and link to free Elephant Studies Curriculum)

My husband found this heartwarming video about a dog and an elephant who are best friends. My six-year-old enjoyed it, and it made me cry. Even better, my husband found these curriculum (unit studies) for students about elephants from The Elephant Sanctuary. All for free!  Check it out. Enjoy! (If you subscribe to my blog … Continue reading Inspire Kids: Elephant and Dog Become Friends (and link to free Elephant Studies Curriculum)