You may be hearing over and over that learning through play is the best way to teach your young child. But what does that mean? And how to you encourage learning through play with your child? Read on for 5 ways to incorporate learning through play in your home in the early years. What … Continue reading Learning Through Play: What it Means & How to Get Started
I'm so excited to say goodbye to snow and welcome the new season with some spring STEM activities! Read on for great ideas to get your kids excited about the new season and hands-on learning! Hands-on learning with STEM has really enhanced our homeschool this year. Science has become a really enjoyable part of our … Continue reading 15 Spring STEM Activities
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! When I was teaching, Wacky Wednesday was always the week of March 2nd, when we celebrated Read Across America and Dr. … Continue reading 20 Wacky Wednesday Ideas: Easy, Low Prep Activities & Surprises!
10 FUN Money Games for kids. Teach money, counting coins, and making change with these great games from preschool/kindergarten through elementary grades! #kindergarten #elementary #money #math #education
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!
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!
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Teaching your kids how to type is easy and FUN with typing games for kids by KidzType. Read on for a full review of the program! I have received compensation for my time to prepare a full and honest review. We've progressed from oral narration to paper and pencil to a good chunk of online … Continue reading FREE Typing Games for Kids: KidzType Review!
20 December Writing Prompts to encourage elementary kiddos to think, imagine, and write! Find all the details below and download a free printable December writing prompt calendar. December Writing Prompts Elementary Students This list includes silly holidays and fun topics for the month of December. You will not find references to religious holidays this month, so … Continue reading December Writing Prompts: FREE Writing Prompt Calendar
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
Looking for engaging short vowel worksheets? You've come to the right place! Find a huge pack of cvc practice worksheets below. PLUS 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 – Sample Pack for CVC Phonics Practice!
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 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!
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 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!