Category: Holidays

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20+ Gift Ideas for Tweens (Games, Craft Kits, Books and More!)

Sometimes it can be hard to think of fun, engaging gifts for your kids (and for all those “extra” gifts you have to buy for friends and family). I thought I would highlight some of the games, crafts, and books that my kids have been enjoying lately! First on the list has to be Escape! ¬†My kids LOVE this fast-paced, exciting board and dice game!! My three kids (ages 8,...

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Free Multiplication and Division Holiday Math Worksheets

Today I have a new set of math worksheets to share with you. This is another set I made for my daughter. These pages include multiplication and division math facts plus a few double-digit multiplication problems and long division problems. I hope someone can use them. ūüôā They are free to download! Free Multiplication and Division Worksheets Holiday-Theme If these are too advanced for your child, you might check out...

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Addition – Subtraction FREE Christmas Math Worksheets

Friday Freebies is Back! It’s fitting to start up this series again when everyone is searching for a deal on Black Friday! Today, we have a set of free Christmas math addition and subtraction practice worksheets for you!¬† These sheets are for kids still working on their basic addition and subtraction facts. Addition-Subtraction FREE Christmas Math Worksheets (Stay tuned for a more advanced set of addition-subtraction Christmas worksheets in a...

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I am Thankful – Writing Paper (and other Thanksgiving Freebies)

I’m so thankful for so many things… my family, our friends, and you, my dear Reader!¬† This is the time of the year that we also encourage our kids to be grateful for the things in their lives.¬† I wanted to share this thankful stationery that I made for the kids last year.¬† I came across this really pretty fall clipart and the kids (and I!!) fell in love with...

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A Checklist for Surviving and Enjoying the Holiday Period!

Keeping on top of things During the Holidays! Homeschooling in the next 6 or 7 weeks promises to be very hectic.  Not only are we balancing daily school work, but there are other pressures on our time… holiday parties, shopping, decorating, communicating with far-away friends and family.  Rather than getting swept away by holiday stress, be proactive and make sure you know what challenges are coming up! Holiday Preparations: Cards:...

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Fall Multiplication and Division Worksheets (Free)

Today, I have a few fall-themed multiplication pages to share with you.¬† My daughter has learned all of her multiplication facts, but still needs regular practice. (She’s 8.)¬† I would like to share the worksheets I made for her with you today. Each worksheet has multiplication, a couple of double-digit multiplication problems, and a few long division problems (with no remainders).¬†Hopefully someone can use them. ūüôā Enjoy! FREE Multiplication and...

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Free Fall Skip Counting Mazes – 2s 3s 5s 10s

This post has lots of free Fall and Thanksgiving math printables including these free skip counting worksheets. The skip counting mazes review the 2s 3s 5s and 10s. In the maze, kids have to find the numbers 2 through 22, 3 through 33, 5 through 55 and 10 through 110. To find the skip counting row, move in any direction up, down, left, right, diagonal! Download the FREE Skip Counting...

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Halloween: Freebies (Math, Writing), Homemade Candy Corn Recipe and More!!

Are you ready for some Halloween fun? This post has Halloween packets and printables in math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division), writing, and science. We share a delicious homemade candy corn recipe. We have a packet of Halloween games to play at your event and much more! So, here we go! Halloween Writing Activity: Writing Scary Stories: Writing Workshop Mini-Lesson Halloween Math: Free 30-Page Halloween Multiplication Packet: Math Worksheets and Games...

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Summer Activity Ideas

Here are some fun summer activities you might enjoy doing with your kids this summer! A Huge List of Summer Activity Ideas! Nature Scavenger Hunt: Send your kids outside to complete this scavenger hunt! This printable is free! ūüôāWe also have a photo hunt: Have them take photos of the things on the list:Set up an Outdoor Treasure Hunt with QR Codes! Kids use the QR code reader to find...

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25 Beloved Books for Kids Ages 8-12

Today I’m going to share a list of chapter books for older kids.¬† This is a great selection of books. We’ve now read every book on this list (and then some!!).¬† Many of them we read aloud together.¬† I loved Hatchet so much that I read this aloud with LD and then read it again to DD just this year.¬† Sometimes its fun to share the excitement together. Our family...

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Summer Activities: Science, Engineering, and Math Fun!

Here are some fun summer activities you might enjoy doing with your kids this summer! Today’s post highlights some fun engineering, science and math activities you can do this summer! Summer Fun: Science, Engineering, and Math Ideas ¬†Egg Drop Challenge: Give the kids various supplies (cups, paper bags, yarn, scissors, hole punch, tape, and some coins). Have them design a parachute that will safely let an egg drop to the...

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Summer Activity List (350+ Activities for Kids)

There are so many amazing activities that kids can do that don’t involve electronics.¬† This is a HUGE list of fun activities that will get your kids ENGAGED! Here are some examples: Cabin Camping,¬†Camp Fire Songs,¬†Candle Making,¬†Candy Making,¬†Candy Tour,¬†Canning,¬†Car Wash,¬†Card Games,¬†Card Making,¬†Cardboard Boat Race,¬†Carnival,¬†Caroling,¬†Cave Tour,¬†Cemetery Walk,¬†Ceramics Mug Pottery Wheel,¬†Challenge Course,¬†Chemistry Day, Chess.¬†China,¬†Chili Cook-off,¬†Chinese Culture,¬†Circus,¬†Citizenship,¬†City Hall Tour,¬†Civil War Re-enactment. ,¬†Clean Up,¬†Climbing Wall,¬†Clinic Tour,¬†Community Awareness,¬†Computer Knowledge,¬†Constellations,¬†Cooking ‚Äď Make 5 Meals with your...

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Summer Travel Log Printable (Free!) – Travel Ideas for Kids!

Today I have a free USA Road Trip Travel Log for you!! Hopefully, this will help you keep your kids entertained if you plan to travel a lot this summer.¬† Plus, I’ll share some of the travel activities to make the car trip more fun!! So first, about the printables: I made this Travel Book for the kids for our huge trip out West this summer. It’s about 40 pages,...

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Earth Day Resources and Free Printables

Earth Day is April 22nd!  The celebration of Earth Day began over 40 years ago. It is a day to celebrate our planet and think about how we can help our environment. Did you know that the Environmental Protection Agency was established not long after that first Earth Day in 1970? The Clean Air Act also passed that same year. Now Earth Day is celebrated in more than 175 countries...