Growing Mushrooms is Seriously Awesome: Harvesting Mushrooms

Growing Mushrooms with Kids - Mushroom Inquiry - An Everyday Story

Today I think we took the last harvest of our oyster mushrooms. Growing mushrooms has been so incredibly fascinating. The kids and I were completely enamoured by the entire process. We watched as furry white lumps turned into tiny mushrooms, then grew and grew. It was incredible. Each day Jack and Sarah would check and […]

Experiment: How Deep Should You Plant a Seed to Get the Best Growth?

Seed Inquiry - Watching Seeds Grow in a Seed Viewer - An Everyday Story

This experiment comes from a great new book called The Curious Kid’s Science Book by Asia Citro. It’s a little different to a lot of other science books for kids that I have used. The experiments are very open-ended. There isn’t a lot of step-by-step instructions or explanations of scientific concepts – stick with me, that’s a good thing – […]

How to Make a Small Greenhouse From Recyclable Materials + Free Learning Materials

Well that was a long and rather unexpected break! We are having quite a few renovations done on our house (no more green rooms!!), and well, you know how renos go; everything takes a hundred times longer and is infinitely more disruptive to your day-to-day than you imagined. But the sheets have come off all […]

Permaculture for Families E-Course

Honeybee Pollinating a Pumpkin Flower - An Everyday Story

Tonight I wanted to tell you about an e-course which I am really excited to start with Jack & Sarah. I don’t have an On the Shelves: Snapshot post for you tonight; we’re taking a break while our house is getting a bit of a make-over. We’re also working really hard to get our new […]

From Seed to Plant: How do plants grow?

Seed Inquiry - Raising Seedlings - An Everyday Story

On Sunday nights I used to share a bunch of photos from our week. I really liked sharing our week that way but because there were often so many photos on a lot of different topics all in one post,  it makes them hard to search and they kind of get lost in my archives. […]

This Week: A Photo Journal of our Child-led Homeschool

Light Panel Activities with Blocks - An Everyday Story

This week in our child-led homeschool… This week the materials for our homeschool studio arrived!! It’s been such a long and very difficult process but that’s all over now and the studio is finally here. I am excited beyond words. We started building this week. I’ve been sharing some pics on Instagram if you want to follow […]