Dig in to some fun Christmas Science Experiments this holiday season! Read on for fifteen holiday-themed experiments. The majority of activities I see around the holidays are cookies and crafts. Now, I love eating cookies, but I am notorious for baking bad ones every year. I mean awful. Crafts, on the other hand, I can … Continue reading 15 FUN Christmas Science Experiments & STEM Activities
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Looking for engaging short vowel worksheets? You've come to the right place! Find a huge pack of cvc practice worksheets below. PLUS free printable sample worksheets to get started right away! I'm so excited about these short vowel worksheets that I just had to share a sample with you! I haven't been happy with the … Continue reading Short Vowel Worksheets – Free Sample Pack for CVC Phonics Practice!
These fun and FREE printable Thanksgiving placemats for kids will keep your kiddos busy at the table this thanksgiving! As a big THANK YOU to all my readers and subscribers, I put together these ten, fun coloring Thanksgiving placemats for your kids! These placemats are horizontal, black line pages. You can use them to keep … Continue reading Free Thanksgiving Placemats for Kids: 10 FUN Designs
November is the perfect time to take a break from worksheets and try some hands-on, fun Thanksgiving STEM activities! Find all of our favorite STEM ideas below! Thanksgiving STEM Activities If you're feeling a little burn out with your regular routine, it might be a good time to take a break from and try out … Continue reading 20 Thanksgiving STEM Activities!
Thinking about starting a homeschool history timeline? You should! This article discusses the benefits of creating a timeline alongside your history lessons and options for a variety of homeschool timelines. Find the best fit for your homeschool classroom here! Why Use a Homeschool History Timeline? You've been thinking of starting a homeschool history timeline, but... … Continue reading You NEED a Homeschool History Timeline, but you don’t need to DIY!
Do you use elementary writing prompts? Prompts can be a fun way to get your kids comfortable with writing on a regular basis and improve their overall writing skills. Read on for why writing prompts are essential for elementary aged kiddos and links to writing prompts for the whole year! Let me put it right … Continue reading Elementary Writing Prompts are ESSENTIAL for Improving Writing. Find Out Why!
20 November Writing Prompts to encourage thoughtful daily journaling. Introduce gratitude concepts and have FUN with writing! Your November Writing Prompts This list includes fun topics as well as several prompts that will be great for introducing gratitude concepts including a community helper thank you note and thinking of favorite people, places, and things. These writing prompts … Continue reading November Writing Prompts: FREE Printable Calendar!
This post includes ideas for teaching money and 5 FREE money activities to get you started! When to Start Teaching Money If you are using a math curriculum, you might notice something missing in the younger grades - money. Not the kind you spent on the curriculum - I'm sure there was plenty of that! … Continue reading Teaching Money: 5 FREE Ways Get Started!
Have you planned for this year's homeschool physical education? If not, you're not alone. PE is not on top of every homeschooler's list. This post includes ideas about how to get in the (often forgotten) subject of homeschool physical education in the elementary grades. Especially in the lower grades, physical activity is something that is … Continue reading Homeschool Physical Education
Are you looking for homeschool PE ideas? You've found them! This post contains tons of ideas to get your started homeschooling PE in your own yard and in parks and playgrounds near you. Homeschool PE is one of the subjects that often gets forgotten. In the younger grades we're so focused on ABCs and 123s … Continue reading How to Homeschool PE +10 FREE Ideas to Get You Started!
20 FUN October Writing Prompts to encourage thoughtful daily writing. No extra imagination required from you! More About the October Writing Prompts This list includes a wide variety of topics - it is NOT only focused on Halloween. You will find other celebrations such as "Do Something Nice Day," "World Egg Day," and Fire Prevention Week, too! The … Continue reading October Writing Prompts: FREE Printable Calendar
October is a great time for some hands-on, fun Halloween STEM activities! Find all of our favorite spooky STEM ideas below! Get ready for November with 20 Thanksgiving STEM Activities! Halloween STEM Activities Halloween is a fantastic time to break up your regular routine and do some hands-on learning with STEM activities and projects. The … Continue reading 20 FUN Halloween STEM Activities!
Check out these 20 FUN September Writing Prompts to inspire your kids to write! No extra imagination required from you! About the September Writing Prompts These writing prompts cover: Opinion pieces Informative/explanatory writing Friendly letter Personal narrative Recalling experiences Writing about real and imagined events This list includes a wide variety of topics including silly holidays like … Continue reading September Writing Prompts: Free Calendar with 20 Prompts!
31 days of not scary, friendly Halloween books for preschool aged kiddos. If you have a sensitive little one who loves Halloween but doesn't love the creepy side, these are for you! 31 Friendly Halloween Books for Preschool 1. Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson & Alex Scheffler An annual favorite in our house, join … Continue reading 31 days of Friendly Halloween Books for Preschool
Find ten lovable, not scary pumpkin books for preschool here, and don't miss our full list of 31 Days of Friendly Halloween books for this October! 1. Little Boo by Stephen Wunderli A beautifully illustrated story of a pumpkin seed who tries hard to be scary. But he must be patient. Little seeds grow into big … Continue reading 10 Pumpkin Books for Preschool! NOT Scary for Little Kids
Your kiddos will love practicing capital and lowercase letters, counting, and prewriting skills this October with these 5 engaging Halloween centers for preschool or kindergarten. I love using center activities in our homeschool. It gives my child a chance to practice and play independently during school work time. And it gives me a chance to … Continue reading Halloween Centers: Hands-on Learning for Preschool & Kindergarten!
I'm so excited to share a free file folder game for Halloween! This printable activity focuses on the short a sound and is appropriate for kindergarten, first, and second graders. Read on for details ! File Folder Games for Kindergarten Centers I'm homeschooling a kindergartner again this year, but it's a whole different ball game … Continue reading Free File Folder Game for Halloween! K-2
We're excited to get back into our homeschool schedule. This year I've set up an easy rhythm that allows me to take time with both of my children individually and gives us time to learn together. Welcome to our homeschool. This year we are schooling kindergarten and 2nd grade with an emphasis on relaxing into … Continue reading Homeschool Schedule: 2 Kids and a Semi-relaxed Routine
I'm happy to share the folowing Jot It Down review with you. We have been working our way through this program at a slower pace. Giving us time to really dig into the projects and the entire Brave Writer lifestyle. My son is entering his second-ish grade of homeschooling. We've been through quite a bit … Continue reading Jot It Down Review: More than a Writing Program (Ages 5-8)