Christmas Unit Study Ideas

As I’ve said before, every year during the month of December we take the enteire month off of our regular homeschool studies. This means no book work, no regular lessons, etc. Now, that doesn’t mean that we don’t do anything for the month. We are more relaxed, but it is more of a fun relaxed. For this month we like to spend time teaching our children about the REAL reason behind the season. During the month, we spend time reading great Christmas books, making crafts, learning about the meaning of the Christmas symbols, and more. We also enjoy making DIY Continue Reading...

35+ Absolutely Beautiful Jesus Birth Crafts That You Have To See

During the Christmas holiday we take the entire month of December off of school. We spend that time¬†learning about the Christmas story, making treats and gifts for friends and neighbors and just spend extra time together. It has helped us to have a much calmer holiday. My kids love making crafts so when we make Christmas crafts I try to make sure that they have something to do with Christ’s birth. Over the years I have put togher a list of craft ideas that we choose from when making these crafts. The list needed to have more simple crafts for Continue Reading...

Ocean Slime Recipe with Animals

If you’ve been on the hunt for a great sensory activity and craft, this Ocean Animal Slime may be the answer to your needs! First off, everyone loves slime. Adults and kids alike just cannot say no to the ooey-gooey fun that slime brings. No matter how your day is going, playing with slime is absolutely going to make it better. There’s no denying that fact! When it comes to making your own slime…it’s actually a ton of fun! And did you know that it’s totally simple and easy to make? With just a few ingredients, you and your kiddo’s Continue Reading...

Colorful Turkey Kids Craft Idea

If you’ve been on the hunt for a colorful turkey kids craft idea or a super fun kids fall paper craft, look no further than this craft idea! How many hours have you spent scouring online for the perfect turkey craft? With so many varieties and options, it can be extremely overwhelming to find one that is easy and fun. Let me make it a bit easier for you…This colorful turkey craft is crazy simple and so much fun! Trust me…I have a bunch of children, and we love making this kids fall paper craft together! The steps are simple, Continue Reading...

Africa Unit Study Ideas

Many years ago we started teaching our children using the Montessori Method. I love the way it taught the kids to do it themselves, and it was particularly great for our autistic kiddos. The Montessori way of teaching is something I love to this day. If it wasn’t so complicated to try and have many kids all at different levels, as well as infants and toddlers all at the same time, we would probably still use that method for teaching our kids. Even though we don’t use that as the main backbone for teaching our kids, I use many of Continue Reading...

The Importance of Teaching Kids How To Type When Homeschooling

Disclaimer: I received TypeKids for free and was compensated for writing this post. I was not required to write a positive review, and all opinions are the honest opinions of my children or myself. Please read my full disclosure policy for more information. In today’s day and age, computers, and technology tend to rule the roost. While paper and pencil learning is still around, it seems like a lot of the homeschool programs and learning are becoming more technologically advanced and computer-based. One of the fears of those who homeschool their children? That they won’t be as advanced in computers Continue Reading...

Simple Tips For Homeschooling During The Summer Heat

Homeschooling isn’t something that just happens. It takes hours of preparation, planning, and organizing to make certain that the curriculum that you have planned and prepared for you and your children is on point and in focus with the learning goals that you’ve set for the year. Some households homeschool year-round, while others take a bit of a break during the summer months. Honestly, when it comes to homeschooling, you have to do what works best for you and your children. If you do plan on homeschooling year round, dealing with Mother Nature has to be something that you factor Continue Reading...

Simple Ways to Foster the Love of Reading for your Child

Disclosure: I received the product for free and was compensated for writing it. I was not required to write a positive review, and all opinions are the honest opinions of my children or myself. Please read my full disclosure policy for more information. While we were given a free trial of the program, we have had a paid version of the program for almost a year now as well. Growing up, I loved reading. I found that I loved to use my imagination and read books. It honestly really didn’t matter what type of books, either. I enjoyed mysteries, comedies, Continue Reading...

How To Homeschool For FREE

There are a few misconceptions when it comes to homeschooling. Those who don’t homeschool tend to think that it’s too expensive to be something that they think that they can do for their household and their family. In all reality, that honestly couldn’t be further from the truth. There are so many free ways that you can homeschool your child if you know where to look! Instead of trying to find reasons to not homeschool, why not try a few of these amazing free resources instead? How To Homeschool For FREE   Utilize the local library. Don’t miss out on Continue Reading...

Fun Ways for your Kids to Stay Cool and Enjoy the Summer Months

Summer can be summed up in three little letters…H-O-T. Depending on where you live, the weather temperatures may be in the triple digits! Anything above 90 degrees can almost seem as though it’s unbearable to get outside and enjoy everything that there is to offer. You aren’t alone in those thoughts or feelings…trust me. The hard part is knowing that you can get outdoors and enjoy nature, even when those temps are soaring through the roof. If you are looking for a few fun ways for your kids to stay cool and enjoy being outdoors during the summer months, here Continue Reading...

Summer Craft For Kids ~ Paper Butterflies

If you are looking for the perfect summer craft for kids, this Paper Butterfly Craft is exactly what you’ve been searching for. When it comes to finding crafts for the summer that kids enjoy, it can be a bit tough. Kids nowadays are wanting crafts that are fun, engaging and unique so that they can feel as though they are creating something completely different than anything they’ve done before. With this Paper Butterfly Craft, your kid will love how fun and unique this craft truly is. From the moment that they start, they’ll be hooked by the beautiful colors of Continue Reading...

Ideas For How To Homeschool Without A Classroom

Having a homeschool classroom at home is one of those spaces that many parents feel is a must when wanting to start homeschooling. It makes sense, right? It’s an area that is separate¬†from the other aspects of the home and allows for you and your children to really concentrate on the curriculum at hand. But what happens when you just don’t have that extra space in your home to have an entirely separate homeschool classroom? It happens, but it shouldn’t be something that deters you. There are plenty of ways to homeschool in other areas of the home or locations Continue Reading...