# Category: Holiday: Christmas Activities

## Minecraft Christmas Creeper Multiplication, Division and Fraction Worksheets (Free)

Here are some Minecraft Christmas Creeper practice pages I made for the kids. They are free to download. There are four math worksheets. Two have multiplication and division problems. The other two pages have fraction problems. There’s one column of reducing the fractions and one column of equivalent fractions. We have math textbooks that the kids do as well, but they enjoy having their own “fun” math worksheets as well....

## Holiday Dishes to Share: Coconut Yummy Bars

This is another recipe our family has made for a long time. My Mom got it from a colleague at work years ago.  It was in our old tattered family recipe box as “Coconut Yummy Bars.” The kids love these and they are really quick to make.  Again, this is something a bring only if I know that it is acceptable to bring desserts with nuts in them. Melt 1...

## Advent Mailbox (For Kind Messages!)

I think I mentioned a week or two ago that we are not doing a traditional Advent Calendar this year.  Instead, our family is going to do some giving… Giving of kind words that is! Each of us in the family has chosen a day (Monday through Friday) to be our day to receive uplifting mail. Today (Tuesday) is LD’s day.  At some point during the day the rest of...

## 15 Family Favorite Board and Card Games

We play a lot of games and with the holidays coming up, I thought I would highlight some of our favorites.  DD absolutely *loves* board games so we have a huge selection of card games and board games in our cabinets! I’m going to start with a couple of games that we use regularly in our homeschool, then will highlight some of the games we love pulling out for family...

## Peanut Butter Bars

I have been making these peanut butter bars since high school and really haven’t ever seen them around.  When I bring these everyone raves about them!  They tend to be one of my stand-by desserts if it is a function where I know peanut butter is acceptable. Peanut Butter Bar Recipe: Ingredients: 1 cup crunchy peanut butter 2/3 cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups firmly packed brown sugar 3...

## Getting Organized for the Holidays and Beyond: Free Winter/Spring 2015 Calendar

The holiday season is here!  This time of year, I really have to keep a close eye on our calendar and plan things out in advance to help keep the stress (and extra errands/shopping) to a minimum. At the same time, I want to make sure we schedule in the fun traditions that make this season special for our family. That takes some planning and organization, especially since we continue...

## Christmas Math Games (Number Battles, Place Value, Odd-Even)

In this post you’ll find free Christmas-themed math cards and various math games you can play with your kids… anyone from 2-10 depending on how you use the cards!! There are lots and lots of different cards games you can play during math time.  Here are some of the number cards I made for the kids. They look like this: Ages 2-4: If you have a toddler or preschooler you can...

## Homeschooling Through the Holidays

One of the most stressful things for me is having day after day of unexpected (or unanticipated) “lost” homeschool days when nothing gets done. I think that what bothers me is not that I don’t expect them this time of year, but that I don’t think about it and acknowledge them in advance.  Then I have this nagging feeling like I didn’t live up to some in-the-sky (my own!) expectations....

I made these free addition worksheets for my daughter for this next week.  I thought I’d share them in case anyone else can find them of use. These pages are pretty simple addition and doubling. Free Winter-Themed Addition Pages You might also enjoy the Montessori-Style Winter Addition Pages Our Free Winter-Themed Multiplication pages can be found here. See you again soon here or Homeschool Den Facebook page. Don’t forget to...

## A Mom’s Wishlist for Santa

Dear Santa, This year my 8-year-old daughter asked if I was going to write to Santa. She’s been writing to you all year and thinking very carefully about what she wants for Christmas.  It’s been a while now since I’ve taken the time to write to you, but I think I’ll do that this year! So Santa, I’d like to start off with the basics.  To be honest, I’m not...

## Free Christmas Music for Beginning Piano Players

My kids have been asking for more Christmas music to play on the piano. I went to two of my favorite music-related websites and saw both of them have free Christmas music for beginning piano players. Some of it is perfect for DD who is now on her second year of piano and some of it is great for ED who just started learning piano this fall. The first website is...

## Free Christmas Math Games (Double Digit Number Game, Grid Game): Ages 4-8

Last week I shared some of the math card games I played with the kids.  Life has been busy and I only had the chance to print out these next two games yesterday.  I’ll share them with you today. These are a couple more games that use the Christmas Number Cards I shared last week. The first game is called the Quick Christmas Cross-Off.  It’s great for kids who are...

## Free Holiday Skip Counting Pages (2s thru 7s)

I made some Christmas skip counting mazes for my daughter and printed them out for her math notebook.  At the moment she is only work on the 2s, 3s and 5s, but I made other mazes as well since your kids might be ready for more advanced math. Free Holiday Skip Counting Practice 2s thru 7s Click here to save these on Pinterest! If you find them useful, I’d love...

## Free Christmas Number Cards and Math Games

There are lots and lots of different cards games you can play during math time.  I made a set of six little cards (0-15) for my daughters this December.  They look like this: Ages 2-4: If you have a toddler or preschooler you can print out two sets of numbers, cut out one set and have your kids match the numbers on the other (uncut) sheet. You can also use...