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Balancing Chemical Equations – Free Worksheets

This FREE Chemistry Packet includes printable worksheets which introduce students to Balancing Chemical Equations. The answer keys are also provided! The first balancing chemical page introduces the seven diatomic molecules. Students also practice counting the number of atoms of each element in a molecule. The second page introduces coefficients. Coefficients tell us how many molecules of a given formula are present. The next two worksheets have students practice balancing chemical...

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FREE Homeschool Planner Winter-Spring 2024

Life has been extremely busy the past few months, but I have finally had a chance to update and share our latest Homeschool Planner! Be sure to grab our FREE Winter – Spring 2024 Homeschool Planner! This free 50-page printable includes planning pages for January through August 2024. Some planning pages include the monthly calendar; others include checklists and/or planning boxes. This is what we use to keep tabs on...

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Music Curriculum for Beginners

Beginner’s Music Curriculum: Learning Notes, Rhythm, Music Notation and More! Our Music Curriculum for Beginners just got a huge update! I have added in more than 100 pages of worksheets, games and activities. Our Music Curriculum Packets provide everything you need to introduce your kids to the basics of music from reading notes, learning to play notes on a keyboard or piano, to learning what many of the music symbols...

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Ancient China Unit

100+ page Ancient China Packet Are your kids studying dynasties of Ancient China? This 100+page Ancient China Unit covers nearly 3,000 years of ancient Chinese History from the early cultures of the Neolithic period to the end of the Song Dynasty. This packet includes notebook pages, timeline cards, worksheets, geography materials and more! The link to purchase this is down below. Look for the red, Add to Cart button. Early...

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Digestive System Unit (Updated!)

New Digestive System Worksheets and Notebook Pages Added! This 150+ page unit on the Digestive System includes worksheets, notebook pages, lapbook/interactive notebook pages, a flap book and also includes hands-on activity ideas (with photos!). In this Digestive System Unit, students will learn about What happens in the mouth – from the types of teeth to the function of saliva The GI Tract: the hollow organs of the digestive system –...

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Chemistry Unit – Middle School

150-page Chemistry Packet with Notebook Pages, Worksheets, and Hands-on Activities! Learn about the periodic table with hands-on activities Full explanations for instructors!  😊 Discover valence electrons Learn the names of the first 20 elements Learn the names of the unusual elements Learn about Bohr diagrams and Lewis diagrams Build simple molecules Interactive notebook pages, worksheets and notebook pages What’s in this unit? This 150+ page Chemistry Unit covers topics such...

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Rocks and Minerals Unit

100+ page Rocks and Mineral Packet We studied Rocks and Minerals again this semester and I have just released a new Rocks and Minerals Packet.  The Rocks and Minerals Unit is well over 100 pages! This Rocks and Minerals Unit includes worksheets, notebook activities, booklets on rocks & minerals and the rock cycle, hands-on activity ideas, a lapbook/interactive notebook activity on the three types of rocks. Below I will share...

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Starting to Homeschool

Tips for How to Start Homeschooling! I field a LOT of email from readers looking for advice on how to start homeschooling. I wanted to give some tips and pointers from someone who has been homeschooling for a very long time! 🙂 We have been homeschooling right from the start and my kids decided to continue homeschooling right through high school! Are you starting to homeschool or need fresh inspiration?...

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Our Homeschool Resources

Finding materials on the Homeschool Den! I wrote this post to help you find some of the pages, posts and homeschool resources within our blog that might be the most useful for you. Over the years, I have made homeschool packets on everything from history and science to spelling, math, spelling and foreign languages (German & Spanish).  And, many of those are free! We have materials from preschool through high...

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Ancient Egypt Packet

This 75+page Ancient Egypt Packet includes notebook pages, ancient Egypt timeline cards, Egyptian gods & goddesses cards & activities, an Ancient Egypt lapbook – interactive notebook pages, geography materials and more! Students will learn a lot about the 3,000-year history of Egypt… from the early dynasties through the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms of ancient Egypt.  Students will also have the opportunity to learn about Egyptian mythology, learning how stories...

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Spanish Worksheets for Kids: Mi Escuela – My School

The third Spanish BUNDLE My School – Mi Escuela is now available! It covers four topics related to school: 1. Mi Salón de Clases – My Classroom 2.  Mi materiales de la escuela – My School Supplies 3. Mis materias de la escuela – My School Subjects 4.  Mis actividades de la escuela – My School Activities There are 4 pdfs in this BUNDLE. These include a reference page for...

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Electricity and Circuits Unit

If you are looking for a fun, hands-on unit, you might want to check out our Electricity and Circuits Unit! It includes notebook pages and  worksheets about electrical currents, conductors, simple circuits, electrical symbols and more.  My kids loved this unit because of all the hands-on activity ideas! We did this when my son was 12 or 13 (and my other two were 10 and 8). Then I did it...

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German Clothing Worksheets for Kids – die Kleidung

German Worksheets for Kids – Clothing! die Kleidung – Vocabulary Worksheets, Cards, Writing Pages and More! I created a new German Worksheet Packet on die Kleidung (clothing). My kids are review adjective endings and I wanted a set of colorful, bright worksheets that the we could use for review, discussion, and writing! This new set is in full color and is about 25-pages. It includes fill-in-the-blank pages (where students can...

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3 Branches of Government Worksheets

Civics and Government Unit (45+ pages!) This unit covers the 3 Branches of Government The Constitution & Bill of Rights The Presidential Cabinet Positions How a Bill becomes Law Civics Review (symbols, landmarks) Federal vs. State Governments and more! I have added in a number of new worksheets on the 3 branches of government to the Civics and Government Unit.  These pages cover things like how old you have to...

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What science topics should I teach my 5-7 year old?

I had a reader ask what  topics that a Kindergartner/1st Grader (ie. 5-7 year old) might learn for science. I’ve gotten this same question several times in the past month or so, so I thought I might share with you some of the topics we explored when the kids were in early elementary. As you’ll see below, there are SO many things you could do with your kids.  Just ask...

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USA States and Capitals Packet

This new 100+ page packet will help your student/s learn the U.S. states and capitals. We are doing American History this year and I wanted to be sure the kids had a good foundation in U.S. geography. U.S. regions worksheets: The 50+ pages of geography worksheets are organized by regions: Northeast Southeast Midwest Northwest (plus Alaska and Hawaii) Southwest We’ll go over the state’s location and the capitals of the...

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Middle Ages – Feudalism Packet

Middle Ages – Feudalism Unit Our Middle Ages – Feudalism Packet has grown to more than 50 pages!!   I added in a number of new activities including Middle Ages event cards (for the Early, High and Late Middle Ages) with extensive teacher notes and a new cut-and-paste feudalism activity.  You will also find an awesome feudalism simulation, art analysis, and lots of different notebook pages (with answers provided, of course!)....

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World War I Unit

100+ Page World War I Packet We have just finished our huge study of World War I and I am finally ready to share this 100+page WWI unit with you! Our World War I Unit starts with a study of imperialism and nationalism, dives into the causes of World War I with a close look at militarism, territorial disputes, and the complicated secret alliances of this period.  We talked about...

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Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses Packet

We have a new packet to share with you on the Ancient Greek gods and goddesses! This new unit includes the major Olympian gods and touches on some of the famous mythology of Ancient Greece. This has been a really fun unit. The Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses Packet includes many different activities from notebook pages to interactive notebook pages, matching cards and an Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses board...

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Cell Packet Update! Cell Biology Unit – Organelles, Eukaryotic vs. Prokaryotic cells, Plant vs. Animal Cells and more!

Our Cell Unit is now well over 100+ pages with this new update! The cell packet includes worksheets, notebook pages,  lapbook/interactive notebook pieces, matching cards, a board game, activity ideas and extensive teacher notes. It covers everything from cell theory, prokaryotic vs. eukaryotic cells, animal vs. plant cells, the layers of a leaf, photosynthesis and more! My kids were 9 and 11 (and 7) when we first did this unit....

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Parts of a Flower, Parts of a Seed Worksheets & Notebook Pages

Angiosperms – Flowering Plants Notebook Pages and Worksheets It’s spring, so it’s the perfect time to spend some time learning about flowers, seeds, and fruit. This new botany unit explores the parts of a flower, the parts of a seed, seed and fruit development, and the plant life cycle in general. Today I’m going to highlight some worksheets and notebook pages that are included in this new Botany Packet. There...

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Simple Machines Interactive Notebook Activity

I wanted to let you all know that I added a new interactive notebook activity to the Simple Machines Packet.  This Simple Machines Interactive Notebook activity covers all 6 types of simple machines (levers, inclined plane, wedge, pulley, screw, wheel and axle).  It also reviews the three classes of levers.  It might be a really good way to wrap up (or review) this material! You will find it on pages...

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Earth Science Unit – Layers of the Earth, Types of Volcanoes

Whew! Our Earth Science continues to grow!  I wanted to let you know that I have added about 15 or so new pages to the Earth Science unit. It is now over 175+ pages! In the section on the Layers of the Earth, I added in a new interactive notebook activity. Kids will create their own flap-book notebook page. There is an option for color or for black & white. ...

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World Animals Activities (Montessori Cards, Board Game, Pin Map, Worksheets and more!)

World Animals Unit Our World Animal Packet is a 100+ page unit includes animals from every continent! It includes worksheets, Montessori 3-Part Cards, Activity Sheets for every continent, beautiful continent cards, a world animal game, world animal pin map activity, and more! I’ve just added 10 new pages to our World Animals Packet, making it over 100 pages! If your kids love animals, they are going to have fun with...

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

We do a lot of history units and basic geography in our homeschool, but I also want to cover some other social studies topics. Once every year or so, we add in this World Facts Unit. We go over some basic world facts, as well as geographic terms, landforms, the deserts of the world, some famous world landmarks, topographic maps, and more. We cover… What are the four largest countries? (Russia,...

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Earth Science – Hands-On Activities

Every few years, we have learned about Earth Science.  Each time we cover this material, we’ve added in new hands-on activities to help the kids understand some of the Earth’s processes. Today, I thought I’d share some of the photos from the first time we studied Earth Science since they’re buried here on the blog. We talked about the layers of the Earth and did a cute hands-on activity with...

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Slavery and the Civil War Unit (100+ Pages)

This fall we did a major unit on slavery and the Civil War. Our 100+ page packet includes notebook pages, maps, charts, review cards and some of the resources we used for this unit. It includes extensive teacher notes. Our unit actually consisted of three parts: Slavery, Territorial Growth, and the Civil War. This is the first time we’ve covered these topics in depth (up until now, I dragged my...

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Free German Worksheets for Beginners

Our free German worksheets for kids posts are among the most popular on our blog. Today I wanted to highlight some of the recent German materials we’ve shared over the years here on the blog. Many of these are buried and I thought I would put them together in one easy-to-find post! If your kids/students are just beginning to learn German, I hope you find something useful! If you like...

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Physical Properties of Matter – Chemical Properties of Matter 100 Page Packet (Middle School Chemistry Unit)

This past week, we finished our second chemistry unit on the Properties of Matter. We explored physical properties (which do not change what the object is) and chemical properties.  We did a lot of hands-on activities exploring density and determining the density of various materials. At the beginning of the year, we spent time first exploring the different states of matter. Then, in this unit we dove into more detail...

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States of Matter – Changing States of Matter Packet (50+pages)

Our 50+ page packet on the three states of matter – solids, liquids, gases and changing states of matter includes worksheets, matching activities, vocabulary building pages and interactive notebook pages as well as hands-on activity ideas. We began the unit by talking about the characteristics of solids, liquids and gases. We also went into a lot of detail on the changing states of matter covering those six changes (melting, freezing,...

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Biology Unit on the Biosphere: biomes, ecosystems, habitats, feeding relationships, biological interactions

What is the difference between a biome, ecosystem, and habitat?  What is the difference between a food chain and a food web? What are trophic levels?  What is the energy pyramid? What is symbiosis?  How do different species interact?  What in the world is amensalism or antiobiosis?!   These are some of the things we covered in our latest biology unit! How We Started Our unit on Biomes: This semester we...

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Animal Unit: Vertebrate-Invertebrate Animals Worksheet Packet (100+ Pages)

Animal Unit We have a 100+ page packet all about animals! The Animal Unit covers various topics such as body coverings (feathers, fur, scales, skin),  the different types of animals (vertebrates, invertebrates), animal characteristics, insects vs. spiders, domesticated vs. wild animals, animal tracks, animal homes and shelters, herbivores, carnivores & omnivores, and much more! In our animal unit, we spent quite a bit of time on animal classification. First, we...

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World Facts Packet

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...

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Long A Sounds /ay/ – a, ai, ay, a-e, ei, eigh, ey –Sorting Cards and Board Game!

Here are some fun activities to work on the long A sound. I made these sorting cards activities,  game board, and bingo cards to help ED with words spelled in these combinations: a, ai, ay a_e, ei, eigh and ey. She has had a lot of fun with this packet and begs me to play “just one more time”! That’s a win for me! She hasn’t yet worked on all...

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Human Body Worksheets: Cells, Tissues, Organs, and the Human Body Systems

We are beginning our human body unit and have started with a discussion of how the human body is organized… from cells, tissues, organs and systems.  As many of you know, we did a unit on cells where we studied the organelles and their function, how proteins are made, eukaryotic vs. prokaryotic cells, animal vs. plant cells, and we ended with a look at how some human body cells are...

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Earth Science Packet: Layers of the Earth, Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, 4 Types of Mountains and More!

This 150+ page Earth Science Packet includes worksheets about the solar system, the layers of the Earth, plate tectonics, the ring of fire, earthquake activity and volcanoes. I also included instructions for more than a dozen hands-on activities we did with this unit. This includes activities about plate tectonics, using a compass, earthquakes, volcanoes,  instructions on how to make a shake table and more! My kids were in Grades 1, 4,...

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Free Daily Calendar Page (Ages 4-7)

Last week ED I printed out the daily calendar page I made for her last fall. She filled one out each morning as she needs some review on some of the spellings on the days of the week and we needed to review how to read a thermometer. I printed it out on the back of her daily checklist (You can grab our free homeschool planner with these daily checklists...

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Hands-On Geography Activities for Ages 4-10

There are so many fun things you can do with your kids to help them gain an understanding of the geography of our amazing world! Here are some of the geography activities we use in our homeschool. Over the years we have made maps… with sand, dirt and grass seed like our Nile River Valley Out of clay, like our Ancient Greece (and Mediterranean Sea) map  (Ancient Greece Geography Project, Ancient Greece...

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FREE Valentine’s Day Spanish Worksheets – Día de San Valentín

Hola Parents! Feliz Día de San Valentín (Happy Valentine’s Day!) Once more, Liesl and I are coming together to help you teach Spanish to your homeschooler! Growing up in Guatemala I remember how I used to celebrate Valentine’s Day with my friends. It was a day to celebrate “friendship” we also called it “El Día de la Amistad” (The Day of Friendship). Have fun learning the words and making them...

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Camouflage Packet

How do animals camouflage themselves in the wild? This 70-page Camouflage Packet includes notebook pages, sorting cards, worksheets and other activities all about the different types of animal camouflage, disguise, mimicry and more! Camouflage helps animals disguise their appearance in order to blend in with their surroundings. Students will learn about some of the different camouflage tactics, from simple color matching to sophisticated mimicry. Camouflage and Mimicry Notebook Pages Camouflage...

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Simple Addition and Subtraction Worksheets – Winter Theme (Currently FREE!)

New FREE Math Printable for you! I have a new Winter Themed – Simple Addition and Subtraction Worksheet Packet to share with you! These include doubling, addition and subtraction practice problems as well as some simple skip-counting exercises. This new Winter Themed – Addition and Subtraction Packet is 10 pages. I have added this set to the (huge, growing!) K-2 Math BUNDLE (which includes more than 25+ PDFs for just...

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Monster Creative Writing Packet (FREE!)

This Monster Creative Writing Packet is a fun activity that encourages descriptive writing! This creative writing printable is currently FREE to download! Activities in the Monster Creative Writing Packet include: Describe the monsters using as many descriptive words as possible. Monster Details: Have everyone write a description of a monster and create a matching drawing. Use a lot of descriptive details. One by one, as one student reads their descriptions...

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World Leaders Worksheets – Types of Government and Society Pages

Current World Leaders – Types of Government and Types of Society Packet Newly Updated in September 2023 This packet is currently FREE! This packet has two parts. In the first are three sets of world leaders worksheets (covering a total of 30 world leaders). Each set has two leader-country matching pages (plus answer pages), two fill in the blank charts, and two note-taking pages. There is also a notebook page...

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FREE Place Value Practice Worksheets

Place Value Practice FREEBIE! Today I have some new place value practice worksheets for you. This place value PDF is free to download, just click on the link or picture below! Place Value Practice Worksheets – FREE PDF Here are some past math freebies you might want to check out: Free Mixed Math Practice Worksheets – Early Elementary FREE Daily Calendar Page – This is a page I made for...

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High School Chemistry Homeschool Syllabus

Free Printable Chemistry Syllabus for Homeschoolers! This year my youngest daughter is doing high school chemistry. I wanted to share the basic chemistry syllabus I created to (try to 🤣) keep us organized! This syllabus should give you an idea of what we will be covering and the notebook pages and worksheets I printed out for her. (Hopefully I didn’t forget much… there’s a lot I carry in my head...

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Deciduous vs Coniferous Trees Packet

Coniferous and Deciduous Tree Unit Nature Studies Packet This new 50+ Page Deciduous vs Coniferous Trees Packet includes worksheets, notebook pages and Montessori 3-part cards for sorting 24 types of deciduous trees and 24 types of coniferous trees. This packet also includes notebook pages and other activities that discuss the major differences between these two types of trees. This packet begins with some notebook pages introducing deciduous and coniferous trees...

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Fungi vs. Plants Packet – Worksheets and Montessori 3-part Cards

Fungi vs. Plants Packet Nature Studies Packet This new 60+page Fungi vs. Plants Packet includes notebook pages, worksheets and Montessori 3-part cards for sorting and classifying forest plants and fungi. It is part of a bran new Nature Studies BUNDLE along with a new packet on Deciduous vs. Coniferous Trees! When you hear the word forest, you probably think about the tall trees that live there. But forests are also...

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FREE Homeschool Planner for Fall 2023

Here is our new printable Homeschool Planner for the FALL semester 2023! This planner is free to download! As many of you know, I have been creating my own planner for years. Sometimes I have used full-sized pages, sometimes I prefer a smaller booklet-style (1/2 page planner). A couple of years ago, I started using a planner with full-size pages once again.  This particular version has calendars on some of...

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5s and 10s Skip Counting and Multiplication Worksheets

Happy Summer! Grab this 5s and 10s Packet while it is FREE!! Today I have a new 30-page math packet to share with you. It is currently free to download! These worksheets focus on skip counting by 5s and 10s and introduce kids to the 5s and 10s multiplication facts. It includes skip counting mazes, skip counting practice sheets and some multiplication worksheets. This packet has also been added to...