I realized as I shared about our morning time routine, how our basket will have a life of its own. I imagine the contents of the basket will regularly change. We will take away books and items and will add new contents probably every few weeks.
Today I would like to share what’s in our Morning Time Basket for the month of April.Morning Time Basket inspiration! Check out all of the inspiring books and #homeschool supplies! Click To Tweet
The Contents of Our Morning Time Basket (April)
We have a Compassion Canada foster child. Every few months, Compassion Canada sends us the Compassion Explorer children’s magazine. This month, we’re reading through the latest edition. Past editions of the magazine can be downloaded for FREE from the website as well.
We’re also going to be looking through our most recent edition of Kayak magazine. Kayak is a fabulous Canadian history magazine for kids. My girls love it!
Every month, we read the biography of a famous person in history. This month we’ll be reading the biography of Amelia Earhart.
Also handy in our Morning Time Basket is the fabulous World Scrunch Map! I love using this map when we need to look up a city or a country during Morning Time. We simply unfold the map to use and then squish it back into its bag when we’re done! Amazing!
We have a Kindle in our Morning Time Basket as well. What I love about the Kindle, is we have large collections of classic books and poetry stored on the device.
Our science during Morning Time often includes books as well. We will read a section from Everything on Earth (Everything You Need to Know) or do an experiment from Usborne’s First Encyclopedia of Science.
We use Morning Time to sing hymns and praise and worship songs but we also study classical pieces of music. I love to use SQUILT (Super Quiet Uninterrupted Listening Time) for this purpose. There are links to musical pieces to listen to, as well as notebooking pages for us to collect for our learning portfolios. We are still working on composers and music from the Baroque Era.
One of the last activities we do from our Morning Time Basket is art. I have artist journals for the girls, as well as watercolours, and a package of oil pastels. Sometimes they do art based upon inspiration that came from Morning Time and sometimes I use an art book as a provocation.
So that’s the contents from April’s Morning Time Basket. I love seeing how this basket of learning expands and evolves.
What books and materials are you reading and exploring with your children lately? Please take a few moments to comment below! I would love to hear from you!