Wednesday, February 27, 2019

March Morning Basket of Irish Folklore & More


This post contains amazon affiliate links for your convenience. 

Oh March..you do bring out the Spring in us! I have to say since we began using Morning Baskets, each month is like a new fun filled surprise for the kids! Even I get excited to dive into our theme of stories and games! 
For March, we decided to start off with a little Mardi Gras celebration, which you can read about here on my blog! Then we jump into Ireland, Folktales, Fairies, and Leprechauns! 


Our Morning Basket is filled with green!!! I always love putting together our stories with a common theme, and we build on to other Morning Basket Plans as well. Our current Unit Study focuses on Medieval Times, so highlighting Ireland and it's Folklore fits right in! 

Here are our chosen books for the month! 


Tales from Old Ireland with Audio Disc
Saint Patrick Story from Knowledge Quest


Tales from Celtic Lands with Audio disc




The Secrets of Ireland (B&N)
A Treasury of Irish Fairy & Folk Tales (B&N)


Our Fun & Games This Month include: 
Story Cubes Voyages (ELA & Imagination)
Cardline Globetrotters (Trivia, Geography)
Clover Leap  (Vocabulary)



We have a short list this month as we are taking a road trip, but check back as I go over our entire Medieval Unit Study!! 






Sunday, February 17, 2019

Bringing Mardi Gras to Your Homeschool


"Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler" Let the Good Times Roll is a saying that we celebrate most in the South every Spring.  Bring on the Mardi Gras Parades, Food, Music, & Bright colors!!  This is one of the times I really miss home, because we always miss out on Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday).  I've learned to bring the holiday into our home wherever we are stationed!  Last year, I even discovered authentic King Cake mix sold on Amazon! (winning) Want to bring the party home? Read on for recipes, music & more!  


What is Mardi Gras? Check out the full description & history here:
History of Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras New Orleans  
(If you're near New Orleans, this also has the parade schedule!)

Mardi Gras is March 5 this year! Right before Ash Wednesday (the First day of Lent)






So how to we incorporate this fun Holiday into our Homeschool? Well, this is a first for us, as we usually just hang beads around with Mardi Gras colors and make a King Cake. However this year, I searched for some fun books  & other things to add to our March Morning Basket. You can mix this into a full Unit Study if you wish! 




Fun Mardi Gras Menu: 
Shrimp Po'Boys 
Jambalaya or Red Beans & Rice served with Cornbread 
Make Your Own King Cake or Order a mix from Here


Mardi Gras Books



Mardi Gras Music 




Activities


I hope this post will help you find some really cool ideas for celebrating one of our Favorite holidays! I tried to include some free ideas & resources for you and there are a few Amazon affiliate links (no extra charge to you) for convenience! Please let me know if you have questions or have some great ideas we can add to this! 





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