Giveaway Extravaganza

Chestnut Grove Academy has hit 1000 posts!!! So to help spread the love for all of the wonderful readers that faithfully follow homeschooling bloggers, we have a wonderful giveaway for you. I have over $500 in prizes set up for you guys!  There will be 3 winners!  So the odds of winning are even greater! I want to thank all of my amazing donors and tell you a little bit about what you can win!  Then use the Rafflecopter form to enter!  There are over 45 ways to enter, with some daily … [Read more...]

Helpful Holiday Tips and Activities

Helpful Holiday Tips, Activities, Books, Songs, and more

I hope you enjoy this wonderful  mix of holiday activities, books, songs, and tips. This week for Share it Saturday I have chosen to feature something for everyone. Whether you are in desperate need of tips to keep you healthy, help traveling with kids, or you are looking for fun crafts and great Christmas books, I think you will find something useful here. … [Read more...]

Holiday Scented Salt Dough Ornament

Scented Salt Dough Handprint ornament , sensory play, homemade,

It is that time again... Time to share our wonderful 12 months of sensory dough with you. For December we have a special holiday scented salt dough. I wish you could smell it right now. I am sure you can imagine, the sweet and spicy smells of Christmas blended together in a fun sensory experience. Are you ready to start creating your own scented homemade ornaments? I hope you are. … [Read more...]

The Mitten Winter Toddler Activities

The Mitten by Jan Brett Toddler activities, Montessori Inspired for the Holiday and Winter

December is such a fun time of year. With so many great winter books to explore we are always getting in a lot of reading and fun activities. This week we have already enjoyed The Gingerbread Baby with adorable Montessori inspired animal matching, and now we are adding The Mitten by Jan Brett. If you haven't had the chance to read any of Jan Brett's books, you should definitely check them out. Many of them have become best-selling classics that will bring you wonderful memories that last a … [Read more...]

$100 Walmart Giveaway with Boogie Wipes & Kandoo


I'm teaming up with Boogie Wipes and Kandoo to spread the word about two great products - and to offer you a chance to win a $100 Walmart gift card! Whether you're looking to fill stockings or just want to stock up for cold and flu season, these two products will have your kids begging to blow their noses and wash their hands - and they're on Rollback at Walmart now! Head to your nearest Walmart to grab the Grape 45 ct. Boogie Wipes for just $3.46 at Walmart (when you combine the rollback … [Read more...]

Montessori Inspired Gingerbread Baby Activities

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This holiday season I have put together several fun and educational Montessori inspired activities for the kids. The Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett is a classic in our house and one that my children really enjoy. I knew that it was one of the books we would  explore together and make memories that will last a lifetime. My goal this season is to share easy activities, so you can make your own holiday memories. … [Read more...]

60+ Holiday Activities for Kids

Holiday activities, books, crafts, nature, ornaments, bible activities and more.

We love everything about the holidays. The crafts, books, music, food and even the weather make us happy. There is so much to do and so many fun holiday activities to choose from. This week I wanted to make it easy for you and share several great ideas in one place. Don't we all like easy when it comes to the holidays?! I know I do. Fun and easy kids activities equals happy kids and a happy mommy. I can't wait any longer to share these with you... … [Read more...]

The Honest Company for Healthy Natural Living

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I have always been a fan of healthy, natural living. Some times it seems hard to find great products that have the same view as I do for my family. So several years ago when I started seeing Jessica Alba talk about a new company she was starting that was all about healthy baby products I was intrigued. I followed the company pretty closely to see if it was really going to have the standards I wanted for my family, and guess what... It does. Have you heard of The Honest Company and Honest … [Read more...]

5 Holiday Playdough Activities

holiday playdough activities

 The holidays are upon us and we are enjoying fun crafts, homemade decorations, and sweet sensory activities. Though I have to say Playdough activities are always at the top of our fun list. So for Share it Saturday I decided to feature 5 fabulous holiday playdough activities. From working those fine motor skills to easy busy bags, here are several great ideas to do with your children. … [Read more...]

Christmas Cranberry Play dough Ornaments

cranberry ornaments

Don't you love homemade play dough?! We do too. We love to share fun twists from a dough that has been around for years. Here you will find amazing smelling dough's, edible dough's, frozen dough, and of course completely natural play dough. This winter we are sharing something special. Handmade by kids Christmas cranberry play dough ornaments! Doesn't that sound awesome? We LOVE the way they turned out and the kids can't wait to do it again. … [Read more...]