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…Read More
20 Winter 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,…Read More
Typing Lessons for Kids – FUN Lessons Online!
3 sites with fun typing lessons for kids. Stop the slow, frustrating hunt-and-peck habit. Teach your kids with online programs for FREE! Typing Lessons for Kids I’ve always used online teaching tools for my kids. I really feel there’s a benefit to learning online, but as my kids have aged, I’ve seen them growing frustrated.…Read More
FREE Typing Games for Kids: KidzType Review!
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…Read More
December Writing Prompts: FREE Writing Prompt Calendar
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…Read More
15 FUN Christmas Science Experiments & 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…Read More
Short Vowel Worksheets – Sample Pack for CVC Phonics Practice!
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…Read More
Thanksgiving Placemats for Kids: 10 FUN Designs
These fun printable Thanksgiving placemats for kids will keep your kiddos busy at the table this thanksgiving! These placemats are horizontal, black line pages. You can use them to keep little ones busy at the Thanksgiving table or as a notebooking page for your thankfulness activities. Printable Thanksgiving Placemats for Kids Download your printable AshleyAshley…Read More
20 Thanksgiving STEM Activities!
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…Read More
You NEED a Homeschool History Timeline, but you don’t need to DIY!
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……Read More
Elementary Writing Prompts are ESSENTIAL for Improving Writing. Find Out Why!
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…Read More
November Writing Prompts: FREE Printable Calendar!
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…Read More
Teaching Money: 5 FUN Ways to Get Started!
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!…Read More
Homeschool Physical Education
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…Read More
Homeschool PE: How to +10 Ideas to Get You 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…Read More
October Writing Prompts: FREE Printable Calendar
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…Read More
Halloween STEM Activities: 20 FUN Ideas for October!
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…Read More
September Writing Prompts: Free Calendar with 20 Prompts!
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…Read More
Halloween Books for Preschool: 31 Not-so-scary Recommendations
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 A favorite Halloween adventure for preschool kids…Read More
Halloween Centers: Hands-on Learning for Preschool & Kindergarten!
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…Read More