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World Animals Activities (Board Game & Pin Map)

World Animals Unit I’ve just added 10 new pages to our World Animals Packet, making it over 70 pages! If your kids love animals, they are going to have fun with these two new activities!  In this fun board game, players race around the game board trying to be the first to collect an animal from each continent. If they are the first to cover all the continents on their...

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Fun Math Game with 3 Dice! (Freebie)

Here’s a quick game you can print out and play with your kids today! All it requires is 3 dice! Kids have to add and/or subtract numbers to try to mark off the numbers on the game board. This version is called Contig and I saw it on Math Wire years ago: Here’s how to play: Player 1 tosses the three dice. Using either addition or subtraction, create a number...

Math Mindset Mistakes and More 0

Math and the Brain – Mindset, Mistakes and More

The biggest mistake you can make is to be afraid to make one! I often love books about the brain and the latest on brain research. You probably already know about the link between exercise and learning.  There are studies that show that after just twenty minutes of exercise, the brain is fired up! Read all about it in the fitness.gov article, Learning is a Moving Experience. Check out the composite...

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Alphabet Worksheets and Cards (Free)

 Our Alphabet Packet has had a huge update! It is currently FREE to download! This 50-page packet has a number of alphabet worksheets and activities for helping your preschooler  to recognize, read, and write letters of the alphabet. This fun packet includes: tracing pages, matching (the letter with a picture that starts with that letter of the alphabet), alphabet mazes, identify the letters, letter graphing Use the colorful alphabet cards...

Homeschool Planner - Keeping Good Records in High School - Keeping Track for the College Application Process 0

Keeping Track of It All (Keeping Good Records Throughout High School)

I’ve been having long conversations with my Sis about high school (homeschool) transcripts and the college application process. Her family (like ours) has also homeschooled right from the start, but my nieces and nephew are a bit older than my kids. My niece is now a junior in college and over the weekend, my Sis and my nephew were polishing up his college applications to get them submitted. I asked...

Roman Numeral Worksheet Packet 0

Free Roman Numerals Packet (& Famous Dates in History)

Do you know this date, MCCXV? What about MCMLXIII? I wanted my kids to be able to figure out tricky dates like those, so I made this Roman Numeral Packet over the break. The first few pages introduce the Roman numerals and helped my youngest daughter understand how they were built.  There is a table that the kids filled in with I=1, V=5, X=10, L=50, C=100, D=500, M=1000. My older...

Free Creative Writing Paper - Mythological Creatures 0

Free Creative Writing Paper – Mythological Creatures

Today, I have some free creative writing paper for you.  This set includes various mythological creatures: dragon, centaur, dwarf, gargoyle, goblin, dryad, and so forth. My girls thought these were neat and I have printed out these pages to store in our Writing Workshop area for when they are in the mood! Down below, I’ll include some of the links to why we started using a Writing Workshop in our...

Los Números – Numbers Free Worksheets 0

Los Números – Free Spanish Numbers Worksheets

Today Sra. Morato and I have some free Spanish Numbers Worksheets — Los Números. There is a Spanish numbers reference page with the numbers 1 through 30. Then it has all the numbers up to 100 – 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100. And finally it has the larger numbers like 1,000; 10,000, 100,000 and a million.  There are also two very simple matching pages as well. We hope...

World Facts Packet - Geographic Features Landform Words Topographic Maps 2

Geographic Features, Landform Words & Topographic Map Activities – World Facts Packet Update!

When we start off the new school year, I want the kids to go over some basic world facts again.  Do they remember… What are the four largest countries? (Russia, Canada, the U.S.A., China) What countries have the most people? (China, India, the U.S.A.) What are the world’s largest cities? (Tokyo, Jakarta, Seoul) Which countries have the longest life expectancy? (Monaco, Macau, Japan) What are the major religions? The packet...

Winter Math Packet Addition Subtraction Activities Games 2

Winter Math Packet (Addition, Subtraction & more)

Your 5-7 year old will really enjoy these fun winter math games and activities! This packet has a winter-themed math board game that can be used with most any math-fact practice. There are winter addition cards that can be used for a memory game or with the game board. There are also several different winter-themed spinners that can be used with the game board or with the blank addition/subtraction pages...

Feathers Fur Scales or Skin Worksheets and Sorting Cards 0

Animal Unit – Feather, Fur, Scales or Skin Pages (100+ page Animal Packet)

As many of you know, we have a 100+ page animal packet that is about the different types of animals (vertebrates, invertebrates), animal characteristics, insects vs. spiders, domesticated vs. wild animals, animal tracks and much more!  I wanted to let you all know that I have added in about a dozen new pages including these activities about Feather Fur or Scales. I added in new notebook pages and sorting cards...

Winter Skip Counting Pages Freebie 0

Winter Skip Counting Pages – Freebie

FREE Winter Skip Counting Pages! If your kids are learning to skip-count, you might enjoy these free skip counting mazes for the 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s.  My kids really enjoyed these type of activity pages when they were 4-6 years old or so.  Learning to skip count really helps kids learn their multiplication and division facts! Enjoy! ~Liesl Click Here for the Freebie: Winter-Skip Counting Mazes: 2 3 5...

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Get the Most from Your Holiday Break!

I wanted to take a few minutes to link to a couple of posts you might enjoy while you are resting and relaxing this holiday break. I love our breaks!  I really, really need time to re-group and get refreshed for another semester. This is probably as important a part of our homeschooling life as when we are going full-tilt with reading, writing, arithmetic, science experiments, history projects, and more!...

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Wishing You a Wonderful Holiday Season!

Our family wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season!  We hope your holiday season is filled with love and joy! With love from all of us at the Homeschool Den — Liesl, Tony and the Kids P.S. DD and I took a special Mom-Daughter trip to NYC a few weeks ago. The picture above was taken in Macy’s in New York City.  I hope you...