Celebrate Read Across America week with these fun, low-prep Wacky Wednesday ideas! You'll create a fun and memorable day that will surely become your favorite wacky tradition! Wacky Wednesday is one of our favorite traditions. Wacky Wednesday was always the week of March 2nd, when we celebrated Read Across America and Dr. Seuss' birthday. It began … Continue reading 20 Wacky Wednesday Ideas: Easy, Low Prep Activities & Surprises!
I'm excited to share ten Valentine's Day science experiments and STEM activities. Read on for some hands-on learning and fun! STEM activities and projects are engaging lessons with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The following STEM activities are a great way to take a break from your regular routine and dig into some hands-on learning. … Continue reading 10 Valentine’s Day Science Experiments & STEM Activities!
Read on for 5 winter fun ideas that will have your family laughing all the way! 1) Have Fun Winter Game Day When the weather is not cooperating and we are stuck inside, rather than feeling caged, I want to try and make it fun for all of us. Declaring a game day is a … Continue reading Winter Fun! 5 Ways to Enjoy Time as a Family
Get in some hands-on learning with these fun and engaging winter STEM activities! Winter STEM Activities Whether you're taking a holiday break or trying to break back into your regular routine, these winter STEM activities will make learning fun! If you’re familiar with STEM activities and projects, you probably know that STEM stands for Science, Technology, … Continue reading 20 Winter STEM Activities!
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
These fun 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 little ones … Continue reading 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!
This post includes ideas for teaching money and 5 FUN 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 FUN Ways to Get Started!
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 Ideas to Get You Started!
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!
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!
Homeschool workbooks are a great solution for kids who just hate worksheets. Let me show you how to build your own interactive and FUN homeschool workbook that is perfectly customized to your child's interests and skill level. Plus get started with a free printable worksheet at the end of this post! I have two kinds of … Continue reading Homeschool Workbooks: Easy & FREE Solution for Kids that Hate Worksheets
I absolutely love these summer printables and NEW library reading challenge! Read on for all the details! Summer Printables & Library Reading Challenge These 24 pages are fantastic whether you're a parent, teacher, or librarian (or if you wear a few hats!). This pack is great if you're looking for... a summer send-home pack for … Continue reading FUN Summer Printables + Library Reading Challenge!
There are so many fantastic and FREE summer programs for kids available nation wide. I've rounded up ten of our favorites and threw in two bonus programs that are under $5. Read on for tons of summer fun for your elementary-aged kiddo! What do your kids do more in the summer? Ask for snacks or … Continue reading 10 FREE Summer Programs for Kids for Fantastic FUN & Learning!
Looking for a few alternatives to summer school? Trying to keep kids focused on learning during the summer months can be a challenge. Try these ten ways to motivate kids to learn this summer and stay on track for the next school year! The Summer Slide Ah, the summer slide. Do you know it? You … Continue reading 10 FUN Alternatives to Summer School: Avoid the Summer Slide!
Looking for a few ideas for simple kindergarten Spanish lessons? Introduce your children to a foreign language at home, even if you don't know how to teach (or speak) Spanish. Read on for a list of activities, books, and videos that will get your little one started with Spanish! Kindergarten Spanish Lessons Our kindergarten … Continue reading Kindergarten Spanish Lessons – A Gentle Introduction to Foreign Language
Looking for poetry activities that will hook even the most resistant kiddo? Find them right here. I've put together 30 ideas for reading poetry, writing poems, and incorporating poetry into your other subjects and lesson plans. Poetry Activities for All Ages Whether you're introducing haiku to your kindergartner, reading limericks with your middle schooler, or … Continue reading 20 Poetry Activities: Reading & Writing Poetry for Kids of All Ages
Turn history into an engaging, hands-on experience with The Giant American History Timeline. This massive timeline is full of activities, projects, and worksheets that will enrich your lesson plans and make learning history fun! Don't miss the giveaway at the end of this post! Sponsored: I received this product free of charge and compensation for … Continue reading Enrich and Engage with a Hands-on American History Timeline!
Jane Yolen elementary Author Study: A book based unit study where you will find books and activities, meet the author, and a free printable author study pack.