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Pottery Lesson Plan For Kids – Part 4 Life Lesson

This is a spiritual life lesson titled “The Potter’s Hands,” using pottery and the ceramic process as a reference point.  This is the final installment in the Pottery Lesson Plan For Kids series.  Please reference the Introduction, Part 1, Part 2 , and Part 3 . What You Need The …

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Pottery Lesson Plan For Kids – Part 3 The Ceramic Process

Overview of the Ceramic Process Please reference the Introduction, Part 1, and Part 2 of this series. This is a YouTube Playlist which includes several brief videos that demonstrate the ceramic process from Wedging to Glaze Firing. The length is approximately 18 minutes. The link to the playlist is: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLik0ME7bTBFPNHRiIDtwQRykIijmgnMDE. …

Pottery Lesson Plan For Kids – Part 2 Beginning Glazing

Please reference the Introduction and Part 1 of this series. Beginning Brush-On Glazing Lesson If you are using air-dry clay, use this lesson time for painting the dried clay creations with acrylic paint. Work Surface If you are not teaching in a pottery studio with a large wood-topped hand building …

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Hands-On Pottery Lesson For Kids – Part 1 Beginning Handbuilding

Hands-On Handbuilding Lesson For Kids Please reference Hands-On Pottery Lesson Plan For Kids: Introduction. Work Surface If you are not teaching in a pottery studio with a large wood-topped hand building table, you can use tables covered with plywood boards. I’ve used long narrow boards (about 12” – 14” wide) …

Handbuilding Pottery Lesson For Kids

Hands-On Pottery Lesson Plan For Kids: Introduction

Handbuilding With Clay For Kids Introduction I’ve found that kids love handling clay, whether they are rolling it out, pressing in a stamp, or creating a sculpture. The possibilities for creating with clay are almost endless, limited only by the imagination. Covering all the options is beyond the scope of …

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Research Secrets for School Papers

The following guest post on research methods is by Kaitlyn Podsiki. Research Methods Research is an intricate part to any school term paper. As you begin your quest for finding the perfect research method for you, keep in mind that while the library and traditional books may be a thing …

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Fun and Educational in Alabama: Madison County Nature Trail on Green Mountain

A Beautiful Day Yesterday was a beautiful day for a trip to Green Mountain.  I had visited the Madison County Nature Trail only once several years ago, so it was like discovering it again for the first time. After a picnic beside the tranquil lake, we started our walk along …

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New York Public Library Digital Gallery

  While researching an article on Martha Washington, I came across the digital archives of the New York Public Library.  What a find!  I’m sure I will be returning to the site often.  An invaluable resource for researching historical figures and events, the image database encompasses a wide range of …

Fun & Educational in Huntsville, Alabama: EarlyWorks Children’s History Museum

  Hands-On History For Children The great thing about children’s museums is that you rarely have to say “don’t touch that!”  EarlyWorks Children’s History Museum is part of Huntsville’s EarlyWorks Museum Complex.  (The other two museums included in the complex are Constitution Village and the Historic Huntsville Depot.)  We became …

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Fun & Educational in Huntsville, Alabama: Burritt Museum on the Mountain

Learning and Playing Outdoors We visited Burritt Museum on the Mountain today; it had been years since I’d been there, but I had good memories of their Candlelight Christmas celebration. After enjoying a picnic lunch overlooking Huntsville (a great view even if it was a little hazy today) we explored …

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Fun & Educational in Alabama: Huntsville Botanical Garden

Children’s Programs at The Garden The Huntsville Botanical Garden is a lovely place for a relaxing stroll and a fun destination for the Garden’s many special events and seasonal festivals.  Children’s programs are offered throughout the year, including several specifically designed for homeschooled students. Current Homeschool Programs for Kindergarden through …

Field Trips & Things To Do With Kids In & Near Huntsville, Alabama

Updated August 2015 Following is a collection of ideas for field trips and other places to go in and near Madison County and the City of Huntsville, Alabama.  As I worked on the research for this post, I became more and more amazed at the range of opportunities in my …

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The National First Ladies Library

I just found an interesting web site – the National First Ladies Library.  Available here are the biographies of all the United States’ First Ladies, as well as a wealth of other information.  In fact, I think I just stumbled upon a new series idea for this blog!   (I’m a …

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Fun & Educational in Sevierville: Tennessee Museum of Aviation

Quotes are taken from the museum’s web site. Explore The History Of Military Aircraft The Tennessee Museum of Aviation is located near the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport.  The 35,000 square foot hangar houses many historical aircraft and is a wonderful indoor and outdoor educational activity. The museum’s exhibit gallery “traces aviation …

Fun & Educational In Gatlinburg, Tennessee: Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community

Would you like to go on a great arts and handcrafts field trip?  During our visits to the Smoky Mountains each year I try to visit new artists and galleries each year while looking for my old favorites.  Many of the artists manage their own shops and are happy to …

Field Trips & Things To Do With Kids in Tennessee

Updated August 2015 The following is a collection of ideas for field trips and other places to go in Tennessee.  As we visit more places we will add more articles and pictures on this site.  Please let me know if you have a favorite field trip or place to go …