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Safe at Home coloring pages for the Covid 19 quarantine (for those students who are staying home from school) is a free PDF download in our free eMember area. Many children may be worried but not voicing their thoughts out loud. These pages should offer a vehicle for some discussion about their feelings. Talking while coloring, or just coloring, can be a calming activity.

If your children are suddently being homeschooled — by you — it can be a learning curve. Many schools are offering common core online learning or printable worksheets for families to use during the stay at home order. Not all schools are under these orders, of course. Maybe a cousin is being homeschooled in a different state, and a child is wondering about how that works. Just hearing about coronavirus has some impact on the children. Miss Owl saw the empty grocery stores shelves and asked if it was the end of the world. And she said to quit telling everyone that she asked that question. She coughed one day at school (a few weeks ago, remember school) and told me she didn’t want to die. Children are picking up on the worries of the adults, and probably hearing quite a bit about the pandemic. I’ve never lived through anything like this, myself. Few people probably have experienced anything like schools being closed for very long. So we have to be careful and patient with children who are more mystified than we are.


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Shelter in place, lock down, quarantine, and stay at home all mean the same thing: stay at home. Be safe!

keep a safe distance from others when outside

Children will want to go outside or forget and run right up to people, so this page is a reminder that we need to stay a safe distance away from others at this time. We leave near a walking path that continues to the local arboretum, and blue signs along the way give several directions for using the path safely.

using wipes to kill possible germs

Wipes might be used to help kill germs after getting groceries or eating. Children might like to help (they make small disposable gloves if wanted) to help them feel somewhat in control.

movie night while safe at home

After children do school work, and perhaps parents finish their work from home day, a family movie night would be nice while sheltering in place.

until the quarantine is over, stay safe at home

One day, this will be over. Until then, stay safe at home!


Miss Owl thinks her fort is great. Maybe it is a little security? I’ve notice more and more such forts on social media. Don’t tell her she didn’t think of it first!


Staying at home means having Swedish pancakes and fixing hair later in the day. So much fun!


The social distancing sign behind our house on the walking path to the city arboretum. Who would have thought?


It looks like Miss Pepper is planning to sleep through the whole quaratine.


Thank you for reading. We hope you enjoy the coloring pages!

Carolyn & Miss Owl

  Covid-19 Venn Diagram, Rules, and Thank You Letter Free 

Science Free

This page has links to free science printable blog posts.  The printables and resources are available at the blog post links. There are more, so please use the search bar in the top right of each page to search for other resources.


The bubbling snowman is simply a version of using baking soda and vinegar which children never seem to become tired of doing. When the bubbling begins, it looked like it is snowing.  Please see the blog post here for more information and a short video.

The Bubbling Snowman and Science Fun

The bubbling snowman is simply a version of using baking soda and vinegar which children never seem to become tired of doing. When the bubbling begins, it looked like it is snowing.  Please see the blog post here for more information and a short video.


Information about a free magnets printable is at this blog post. The printable will be found in our free eMembers area.


Have you see the dancing dime experiment to demonstrate that warm air takes up more space than cold air? See the post at this link for more information as well as a very short video.


Free student interactive notebook printable for studying plants on the prairie at this blog post. What plants and animals live on the prairie? Find out in this printable.


free printable with matching cards for teaching about bogs is at this blog post. The suggested text is not required for using the cards in the PDF, but some source of information would be nice to have on hand.


The nocturnal animals printable in French and English is available with both realistic animal photos and with clipart. Teachers may select which option they prefer. The French cards are in a separate section in the printable, so if only one language is wanted, just print those pages.


Observe and journal about a tree for an outdoors science activity. Visit the same tree a each season of the year to notice what is happening. More information and a free PDF is available at the blog post.


Science experiments at home using test tubes, nature print paper activities, and breaking open geodes. See the information at this blog post.


STEM with recycled newspapers, old-fashioned fun


Build a solar oven and bake smores (free printable at the post)


Leaf-shaped 3-part cards printable — download at this blog post link.


Vertebrates/invertebrates sort, free PDF, instant download at the blog post.

Changing Seasons Graphing Activities

Northern and Southern Hemispheres Changing Seasons activities printable for the center or as a guided activity, free at this link.


62 page printable where children may sort singular and plural animals words, make an emergent reader by cutting and stapling pages, as well as use their Sudoku skills. Free download at the post.


Math and nature Fibonacci posters can be downloaded in the free eMember area. 


Solar Bead Necklaces are amazing for children but do not tell the secret while inside and working on the project. Let children discover for themselves how the sun causes these beads to reveal their colors.  They will be happy to share the information with you! For information please see the blog post at this link.


Watch Me Grow, Rabbit is a nonfiction book for children with facts, information, and photos that show how rabbits grow and live. The free printable at the blog post has a worksheet and answer key to accompany the text.


Cleaning pennies with kitchen staples such as ketchup.


Grow crystals over night using tissue paper instead of coal, and a few household ingredients.  See information and printable directions which open here.

Animal Group Names Coloring Pages Freebie

Another fun page is an animal groups coloring page freebie.


Here is another free lesson with an activity where the students act out the inner ear to help them understand how we hear.


Two freebies for Tracks in the Wild by Betsy Bowen — work page, answer key, and 3-part cards.

Glowing Ice Cubes Easy Home Science Experiment

Glowing ice cubes easy home science experiment might just be the thing for early dark evenings during winter!

plant growth observation journal