When looking for stories for kids, don't miss these 12 amazing authors! Your preschool and kindergarten children will love the friendly, fun characters in these memorable stories, poems, and picture books. Read on to find our very favorite, award winning authors. Funny Stories for Kids 1) Mo Willems You probably already know that rascally pigeon … Continue reading Stories for Kids: 12 AMAZING Authors for Preschool & Kindergarten
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
With the Easter holiday coming up, it's a great time to take a break from your regular routine and enjoy learning with a few fun, hands-on Easter STEM activities! Read on for a round up of egg projects and ideas about what to do with all those leftover Peeps. Look, February has been over for … Continue reading 15 Easter STEM Activities
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
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!
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
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!
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
This is my second go-round with kindergarten homeschool curriculum. This year will be a little more relaxed with double the kids! I'm feeling really good about going back into our old kindergarten materials this year to work with my daughter. This year, like many homeschooler's second go-round of kindergarten, is going to be a lot … Continue reading Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum: Relaxed Introduction to Academics
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
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
This page includes seven easy Spanish songs to sing to help your child learn Spanish through music! Read on for a list of songs plus lyrics and video links. And don't forget to download the printable lyrics at the end of this post! Learn Spanish through Music We've used a variety of eclectic materials to … Continue reading 7 Easy Spanish Songs to Sing – Lyrics, Videos, plus a Free Printable!
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
Engage, inspire, and excite your kids with these 7 elementary science resources for homeschool.