My Homeschool Planner

A good homechool plan can make or break a year. That’s why I’ve searched high and low for a good homeschool planner. Every year I go to the homeschool convention and look at the fancy homeschool planners at various booths and every year I decide they aren’t for me. Either I don’t like the way it’s […]

100 Things Kids Should Know Before Entering Kindergarten

This list of 100 Things Kids Should Know Before Entering Kindergarten will help set your child up for success in school. It’s always a good idea to know what your child needs to know before kindergarten. Preparing children for success in school is one of the top priorities of most parents. Knowing what the expectations are for […]

Japan Books for Kids

Our homeschool study of countries and cultures has us reading lots of books from the library. This time it was books about Japan for kids. We loved reading these Japan books for kids to learn about Japanese culture from the nonfiction books and hear some great stories from the fiction books. Our trip to the […]

The Ultimate List of Winter Books for Kids

Brrrr! It’s time for snowflakes and warm soup. With the colder temperatures and lots of time spent indoors, it gives us more time to sit on the couch together and read books. I love to go to the library and load up our book basket with books that go along with our homeschool units or […]

Editable Chore Cards for Kids

Today I have some Editable Cleaning Chore Cards for Kids for you that cover the entire house! After the great response from the Bathroom Cleaning Kit for Kids and the Bathroom Cleaning Checklist Cards for Kids, I had several requests to make more for other kid chores. I was so inspired by the response that I […]

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

It’s time for all things Thanksgiving, pumpkin pie, and turkeys! I’ve pulled out our Thanksgiving Books for Kids from our overflowing bookshelves and thought I would share them with you. Some of these are educational and share the story of the first Thanksgiving and others are just for fun. Some of the fun ones are […]

France Books for Kids

As we’ve been continuing our study of countries and cultures in our homeschool, we’ve taken a virtual field trip to France with these France Books For Kids. These books have given us a glimpse into what life is like in France, great artists and famous people from France–wonderful stories to curl up on the couch and […]

Gumball Counting Busy Bag (Free Printable)

This busy bag for preschoolers or kindergarteners is a great way to practice counting. My preschooler has been enjoying this one! It’s a pretty straight forward counting busy bag, but pretending the pom-poms are gumballs is a fun little way to practice counting. We’ve pretended to chew the gumballs after each counting set and make […]

Rhyming Puzzles Busy Bag

My four year old is rhyming all the time these days. He’s constantly going through all the words that could rhyme by changing the beginning sound. It’s all day long! I love this stage because it tells me they are starting to get ready for learning to read and word families. This Rhyming Puzzles Busy […]

Lacing Shapes Busy Bag (Free Printable)

Lacing is a great way to work on fine motor skills. Manipulating the string in and out of the holes takes a lot of effort for little fingers. It strengthens dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and the pincer grasp. Sometimes this activity can be frustrating for kids when the string falls out of the hole before they can grab […]