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Screen-Free Activity Ideas!

No doubt, this is a really unusual time. Most of the activities our family has relied on to add variety & spice to our homeschool life have ended for the year. And, it looks like summer camps & things like that won’t be an option either. We still have our homeschool routine, but I though my girls might enjoy it if we added in some different, fun activities. I came...

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Five Senses Unit – Early Elementary

New! Five Senses Packet This 100+ page Five Senses Unit has dozens of hands-on activities and detailed, colorful worksheets for learning all about the five senses – sight & the eye, hearing & the ear, taste & the tongue, smell & the nose, touch & the skin. Five Senses: Hands-On Activities Our family just loves hands-on activities and this Five Senses Packet will keep your kids engaged and excited!  The...

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Free Copywork Pages – The Early Bird Catches a Worm

This post was originally a reminder to hang up your hummingbird feeder. I hung our feeder out this past Wednesday and Thursday we noticed our first hummingbird! Now, I’m going to change the cover picture to highlight some free copywork printable with famous sayings like… The early bird catches a worm. When one door shuts, another opens. A friend in need, is a friend indeed. A stitch in time saves...

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Clouds, Wind & Weather Packet

Learn about Clouds, Weather Symbols, Winds, Weather Fronts and More! Today I wanted to share our new 70-page Clouds, Winds and Weather Packet with you! In this packet, students will learn about: The Types of Clouds, Weather Map Symbols, High & Low Pressure Systems, Global Winds, the Jet Stream, Local Winds, Monsoons, el Niño and la Niña conditions, Air masses (and how they are named), and Cold fronts, warm fronts,...

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12 Hands-On Science Activities You Can Do Today!

Here are 12 Hands-On Science Activities that you can do with minimal preparation! It can be daunting to know just where to start with science, but in our household it has been one of the kids’ favorite subjects. Why? Because of hands-on activities! With so many parents now wondering what to do and how to get their kids intrigued and excited, turning to hands-on activities can be just the secret...

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FREE Math Board Games – Multiplication and Division

These FREE Math Board Games will help your kids practice their math facts!  This version includes multiplication & division cards for the 2s through 10s! My kids played a version of this game for years and would always beg to play “just one more round.” (That’s a win for Mom!!) By the way, the Addition/Subtraction version is here. It is also free! I wanted to make this set available FREE...

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Free Math Game Boards!

The Ultimate Math Game Board! ♥ Your kids will love practicing their math facts! ♥ I have made some new math game boards… and with everything that’s going on, I wanted to brighten your day by offering these for free! We used these types of versatile game boards a lot when my kids were little. The best thing about these games was that my kids would BEG to play “just...

10 ways to transition from School to Homeschool - Tips and Strategies for School at Home 0

10 Ways to Transition from School to Homeschool

Tips and Strategies for Doing School at Home Around the country and around the world, there are widespread school closures because of the coronavirus. Students and parents are facing a huge transition from a daily school routine to life at home. How can you help your students transition and even thrive given this huge change? Assuming (and that’s a big assumption here!) that you are able to take time off...

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St. Patrick’s Day FREEBIES – Math Materials and more

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, I wanted to share a new freebie with you and also highlight some of the other free St. Patrick’s Day materials we have here on the blog! Some of our free St. Patrick’s Day math printables include number words, skip-counting, addition, multiplication, division, fractions, and more! I just made this math review set for my daughter. It is probably best for grades...

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Addition – Subtraction Cars and Trucks Packet

Help your kids master their addition and subtraction facts with this fun 35+ page Addition & Subtraction Cars & Trucks Worksheet Packet! This set is perfect for kids who are working on their Addition & Subtraction Facts up to 10 and/or up to 20. It will also help them as they work on their  double-digit addition and subtraction skills. This Car & Trucks Themed Math Packet includes simple addition &...

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Tissue Volcano Activity

This Tissue Volcano is a hands-on activity we did several years ago when we were doing our Earth Science Unit. It’s such a fun project (for any age!) that I wanted to share it again! Our Earth Science unit has more than a dozen hands-on activities. We did three or four different volcano activities and several fun earthquake activities… as well as activities on convection currents, the layers of the...

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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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Ancient Greek Gods & Goddesses Packet Update

This is just a real quick post to let you know that I’ve done a small update to the Ancient Greek Gods & Goddesses Packet. This packet is now about 50 pages and includes a number of activities including Notebook pages about Ancient Greece, the Olympians Lapbook/Interactive Notebook Pieces (with descriptions) Ancient Greek gods & goddesses project cards, writing paper, board game and more! In this update, I added in...

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Engineering Challenges for Kids

Is it time to spice up your homeschool with something a bit different?  Engineering Challenges have always added some excitement to our homeschooling. In general, they don’t take much time, but they sure are fun & call for some creativity. My daughter said she wanted to add some engineering challenges into our homeschool day again.  I’ve been trying to come up with some new challenges to add into our homeschool...