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…Read More
10 Valentine’s Day Science Experiments & STEM Activities!
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.…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
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
Free Homeschool Planners to Create Your Custom Binder!
I’ve rounded up my ten favorite fun, functional, and FREE homeschool planners! Find links below to download, print, and customize your own homeschool planner. If you’re new to printables or just need a little help to get your planner in order, you’ve come to the right place! Read on for everything you need to get…Read More
Homeschool for your Family: Spending Time Together Brings Us Closer
Kirstee tells how the decision to homeschool brought her family together. Part of our series: 10 Great Reasons to Homeschool ‘Why do you homeshool?‘ is a question we homeschool mamas get used to answering. For us it always comes back to valuing the time we get to spend together as a family. How family time lead…Read More
I Homeschool Because… Dyslexia & Learning Differences
Kim shares why she chose homeschooling for her children with dyslexia and learning differences. Part of our series: 10 Great Reasons to Homeschool This parenting gig is hard. This homeschool parenting gig is not playing around either. We came to homeschool because we had exhausted our other options. I loved school. I’m a teacher, my…Read More
FUN Summer Printables + Library Reading Challenge!
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…Read More
10 FREE Summer Programs for Kids for Fantastic FUN & Learning!
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…Read More
Summer Homeschool: 10 FUN Ideas to Keep Learning All Year Long
Some would call what we do in the summer “homeschool lite.” Between camp and the pool, we keep learning going in fun ways that look less like homeschool and more like having fun. But trying to keep kids learning during the summer months can be a challenge. Try these ten ways to motivate kids to…Read More
20 Poetry Activities: Reading & Writing Poetry for Kids of All Ages
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…Read More
Jan Brett Author Study +8 Page FREE Printable Pack!
Book-based unit study. Find books and activities, meet the author, and download your free printable.Read More
Around the World Apps and Websites
Around the World geography apps and sites to supplment and enrich your elementary geography lesson plans.Read More
20 Lovely Picture Books from Around the World for Kids!
Picture books organized by continent to enrich your geography lesson plans. Appropriate for elementary grades continent and unit studies.Read More
Don’t Go Curriculum Shopping without Answering THESE 5 Questions!
Five important questions to ask yourself when you’re shopping for curriculum. Advice from a former homeschool curriculum burnout.Read More
BIG List of Things to Do with Kids in the Summer!
A round up of summer activities for families with young children. Check out ideas for outdoor play, crafts, and summer fun on a budget!Read More
North and South Pole for Kids – Streaming Resources for Polar Regions Unit
Streaming resources to supplement your North and South Pole Unit. Click through for Playlists, Movies, and Shows about Antarctica and the Arctic Tundra.Read More
Australia and Pacific Islands for Kids: Streaming Resources for Oceania Continent Study
A list of streaming resources compiled for Build Your Library Kindergarten. It could also be used for any Asia unit study.Read More