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We are so glad you are here! We have been homeschooling for years now, so we have a lot of resources tucked away here at our blog. If you’re new to homeschooling, you might want to start with the tab above, Starting to Homeschool. Be sure to check out the Science Units and History Units as well. Those pages give you a visual overview of many of the units we’ve covered in our homeschool.

If you are new to our blog, you’ll find that we have done a LOT of different units.  The category button above will be a huge help in finding what you need. If you are looking for specific units or topics, you might want to check out

these resource pages:

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  • Science Units: We absolutely ♥ love hands-on science activities. We do a lot of science experiments as we do our science units.  You might find something useful here:

Homeschool Science Units and CurriculumHomeschool Science Units

  • Language Arts — We have tons of free grammar pages on things like comma rules, their/they’re/there and more.

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And these categories:

Homeschool Planning for Next Year (Free Planning Pages)

These are some free Homeschool Planning Pages that I use as I try to figure out our long-range homeschooling goals.  This post shares share the process I go through… and also will share the planning pages that I’ve been using the past few years. I like having colorful planning pages to work on. This isn’t really a weekly/monthly planner, but rather a homeschool vision planner. This 30+-page pdf is currently FREE to download! Let me know if it’s helpful! ~Liesl

Free Homeschool Planning Pages

Free Homeschool Planner

And, if you are looking for some printables to create your own Homeschool Planner, you might want to check out our free Homeschool Planner. This unique homeschool planning packet is currently FREE to download! It is nearly 100 pages! Not only does this packet include daily and weekly planning pages, checklists and record keeping pages, but it also includes various homeschool journaling pages… think gratitude journal meets homeschool goal setting! Again, you’ll find it at this post: Free Homeschool Planner and Discovery Journal. I tend to change up my homeschool planning pages regularly as our needs change, so this packet of materials has steadily grown in size! There might be something you can use there! :)

Free Homeschool Planner

If you are new to our blog, you might want to check out these free resource guides, which I put together to help answer questions like… Where do I start? How do I know what to teach?  What units did you kids do when they were in __ Grade?

Creating Your Own Homeschool Curriculum: These are some resources I made that might be helpful as you create your own homeschool plans.  These are somewhere between 30 and 50 pages and are FREE to download:

Homeschool Curriculum Kindergarten Grade 1

Homeschool Science Curriculum Grade 2-3

Creating Your Own Homeschool Curriculum Grade 4 - 5

I have one for Creating a Homeschool Curriculum for Grades 6-8 coming very soon!  I know a lot of you are waiting for that!  I hope to get to that very, very soon!!

We love doing hands-on activities and we get a lot of hits from Pinterest on our activities, but equally as popular are our printables — pretty much in all subject areas.

  • For the younger crowd, ages 2-6, people seem to really like our science experiment packets and the huge activity list we made. We also get hundreds of hits each day on our “Preschool at Home” posts.

PreschoolPosts

  • In math (for younger kids), we get a lot of interest in our place value activities, Minecraft/Pokemon/Pete the Cat printables and skip counting mazes.  And the math printables we have by holidays (fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day) are also really popular.  Many of those are free! :)  Use the SEARCH button to find what you want (by searching “skip counting,” “addition,” “Minecraft,” “Thanksgiving” and so forth!!)

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  •  Learning the Multiplication Facts:  As my daughter moved into learning her multiplication facts I looked around for the kind of multiplication practice that would help her. The math book she was using went through the math facts a bit too quickly for her.  She needed quite a bit of repetition and wanted bright, colorful worksheets. I wound up making my own sets of practice pages and games. She loved that! Be sure to check out our Multiplication Bundle here: Learning the Multiplication Tables 2s thru 9s. You’ll see links to these individual packets at the bottom of that post. (There are 12 pdfs in our multiplication bundle with over 225 pages of worksheets, games and activities!)

Multiplication Bundle - 225 pages of multiplication worksheets games and activities

Multiplication and Division Worksheetsmultiplication by 4s multiplication by 9s

  • We get a lot of interest in our science units, especially our Human Body Units, Rocks and Minerals Unit, Simple Machines, Weather Unit Packets, and our Earth Science Unit. You can check out Our Store to find out more about them (scroll down through the page) or check out the Science Resource Page. We absolutely ♥ love hands-on science activities. We do a lot of science experiments as we do our science units.  You might find something useful there.

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This past year our best selling science packets were 5) Bundle: States of Matter & Properties of Matter 4) Animal Unit 3) Biology Unit  2) Human Body Bundle (Human Body Systems, Cell Unit, Digestive System Unit, Circulatory System Unit) and in first place: 1) Earth Science Packet. Over on TpT where many of our products are sold, the STEM: Circuits & Electricity and Ocean Unit are my best selling units for science. (Just FYI, everything is slightly cheaper here on my blog than on TpT because of the additional costs of hosting things on that platform.)

Here’s a video about the science units and topics we hope to cover in the elementary and middle school years:

  • We also get a lot of hits on our History and World Cultures Posts – Civil Rights, Gandhi, Africa, India, Ancient Egypt, and our world religions worksheets (Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, etc.)… and many more. :) You’ll find some longer units like the Civics & Government Packet, Feudalism, Age of Exploration, American Revolution, Slavery and the Civil War packet in Our Store.  We also have *tons* of free resources (such as the pages you see below on Ancient China, US Presidents Activities, the India and Africa learning packets… plus much more!).

HIstory Resources - Homeschool

 

  • Grammar sheets — Even the grammar practice worksheets I’ve made for the kids on comma rules, the use of apostrophes, etc. get a lot of hits! These are free, so you’ll want to check those out. :)

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So again, I suggest you use the SEARCH feature and the CATEGORY button to help you find what you’re interested in.

As you look around, you’ll see that we have hundreds of free resources on our blog from various math worksheets and skip counting pages to history and geography resources, grammar pages and more. I hope you find some useful resources on our blog!! :) ~Liesl

Homeschool-Freebies-Free-WorksheetsOver at our Homeschool Den Facebook Page, I regularly post some of our homeschool resources… gems that might be tucked away on the blog (like this post: Hands-On Geography Activities for ages 4 to 10. I try to share things as we move from season to season – and include some of the activities we’ve done through the years (we just love hands-on engineering projects, experiments… anything that keeps the kids inspired and motivated to learn!).  Plus, I share posts about the realities of homeschooling too!

If you ever have any questions, feel free to drop me an email! I love hearing from our readers and happy to answer any questions you have!

Thanks for stopping by! ~Liesl and the Kids

See you again soon here or over at our Homeschool Den Facebook Page! Don’t forget to Subscribe to our Homeschool Den Newsletter. You might also want to check out some of our resources pages above (such as our Science, Language Arts, or History Units Resource Pages) which have links to dozens of posts.  You might want to join our free Homeschool Den Chat Facebook group.  Don’t forget to check out Our Store as well. :) Homeschool Den StoreHappy Homeschooling! ~Liesl