How To Get Your Kids To Read This Summer

Summer is a time to engage in fun activities. When you tell your children that they need to continue reading during the summer months, you may receive a moan or groan. Don’t worry! Today we are providing you with some ways that can encourage your child to read this summer and still have fun. 6 Ways To Get Your Kids To Read This Summer   Let Them Choose Books don’t have to be boring! Your child has personal interests and would love to learn more about them. Let your child explore while at the library and discover books on their Continue Reading...

Easy DIY Christmas Crafts For Kids

Every year I work with the kids to make some easy DIY Christmas crafts for kids but one of our favorite things to make are Christmas ornaments. We hand them out to family and hand some on our tree every year. When we decorate the tree every year, it is so fun to talk about the memories made making each of them. They also make perfect gifts for family, we have so many DIY ornament crafts hanging on our tree I love it! I have been working on putting together some cute Christmas crafts for kids to share with you. Continue Reading...

Easy Fall Craft Idea For Kids

Once the weather gets cold around here we tend to stay inside the house more than normal.  That means that I need to find different crafts and activities to keep the kids busy. One thing we love to do on a rainy day is a fun fall craft idea for kids. I just love the craft ideas and supplies that Oriental Trading Company offers. NOTE: We were provided with the products to write this post from Oriental Trading Company. As their blog ambassador, we share ideas we love with our readers to let them see the great products they offer. We Continue Reading...

35+ Revolutionary Christmas Printables Kids Will LOVE

If there is anything I have learned over the years it is that most kids tend to not do well with having some type of planned activities. They usually handle a break from school great for the first couple days. After that, it tends to go downhill. The I’m bored syndrome kicks in and they all start picking on each other. Which tends to drive us moms and dad a tad bit crazy. SO having Christmas printables, planned activities for them to do, or even a visual schedule is very helpful. Sometimes coming up with the different ideas can be Continue Reading...

Fun and Cheap Summer Activities To Keep Kids Busy

During the summer our homeschool schedule looks different from the regular school year. We don’t do all of our studies, but we do some of them. We also add in a bunch of fun activities on most days of the week to keep things fun and learn in a more “unconventional” way. Here is a look at some of the fun summer activities we will be doing this summer. What Our Summer Schedule Will Look Like I usually do certain activities on certain days during the summer. For example “What’s Cooking Wednesday” we would make something together. With me watching Continue Reading...

20+ Free Summer Coloring Pages Kids Will Love

We all know the dreaded words from kids during the summer of “I’m Bored”. The first time or two isn’t that bad, after the 50th time, things can get a little redundant. This is part of the reason we have decided to homeschool our kids year round. During the summer months we don’t do a full day of school but do a shortened day. We also make sure to have plenty of outside time for the kids and other fun activities. Since ultimately summer is right around the corner and many kids already being out of school for the year. Continue Reading...

50+ Awesome, Quick, and Easy Kids Craft Ideas for Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day is an industry that brings in over $18 Billion dollars per year. Every year people put much thought into what to get their loved ones, children, family and more. This year just like every other year we spend time making Kids Craft Ideas For Valentines Day to decorate the house with and to give to each other. The kids take great pride in making these and love seeing them go up year after year. I have put together this wonderful list of over 50 different Kids Craft Ideas For Valentines Day from great bloggers from around the web. Continue Reading...

50+ Awesome, Quick, and Easy Kids Craft Ideas For Christmas

It is kind of crazy to think that Christmas is right around the corner. Every year it seems to sneak up on me! The Christmas season is so busy for so many people, with gifts to purchase, food to make, family gatherings to attend, lists like this with 50+ Easy kids craft ideas for Christmas to look through, and more.   We have done a few things to make the season as slow as possible in our house. First off, because we homeschool year round we take the whole month of December off in our homeschool. Now when I say Continue Reading...

50+ Terrific Activities To Get Kids Super Excited About STEAM

Did you know that only 36% of kids graduating are ready for college level science? By 2018 the United States will be 3 million high skilled workers short in the science field. Our country is falling further and further behind in educating children in the science. In my opinion this is because we are not sparking the love of learning in our children. We are teaching many of our children to take a test, and not to enjoy and retain what they are learning. No matter if you homeschool your children or if they go to public schools, you can instill a Continue Reading...

Amazing STEAM Activities That Will Intrigue Your Kids

Trying to fit in fun, memorable, hands on science ideas is something I am always looking to do in our homeschool. If there is 1 thing that I have learned over our 12 years of homeschooling our kids, its that kids learn best by doing hands on projects instead of just reading something out of a boring ol’ science book. Unfortunately science was never my strong suits in school, so coming up with the ideas on my own doesn’t work so well. That’s one of the reasons we are loving  STEAM Kids!! They have put together over 50 different STEAM Continue Reading...

50+ Awesome, Quick, and Easy Kids Craft Ideas For Fall

I simply cannot believe that summer is just about done. It amazes me how fast summer goes by every year, it seems to go by faster then any other season. Maybe it’s because of the warm weather, late nights, bonfires, beach trips, swimming, sleepovers with cousins and neighbors, festivals, and all the other fun that happens most during this great season. During the summer our house is filled with at least 1 extra kiddo at least every day and often nights, but usually multiple extra kids. Our house tends to be the neighborhood hang out, but I’m just fine with Continue Reading...

Bring History To Life With Heirloom Audio ~ Giveaway

One of the things we LOVE to use in our homeschool is audio books. It makes the countless number of drives back and forth to therapy, gymnastics, and doctors appointments a little more fun. We usually just use audio books we have got off of Audible. We were recently able to try a whole other kind of audio book that was simply, the best audio books we have ever used, they really bring history to life for kids. These audio books are made from the designers of the well know Adventures In Odyssey series. Heirloom Audio Will Bring History To Life Continue Reading...