Build-a-Minion Busy Bag

DIY Build-a-Minion Busy Bag using felt. Super easy to make and perfect for the little minion lover in your life.

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SendSmiles #CollectiveBias Has Minion Mania hit your house? Ours too. My kids are in full-out Minion mode and they haven’t even seen the newest movie yet! The Minions are everywhere, so my kids are on the hunt to […]

Our Homeschool Curriculum 2015-2016

Homeschool Curriculum Choices-third grade and early preK

It’s hard to believe that it’s already getting close to time for Back to School, or in our case, (NOT) Back to School!  I recently started organizing our homeschool curriculum and preparing the weekly folders, so I’ve had school on the brain. Add in the school supply sales I’ve seen, and I’m in full-out planning mode. […]

Summer Letter Tile Spelling Mats (Free Printable)

Free Printable Summer Letter Tile Spelling Mats

Happy Summer! I recently shared about the new Letter Tile Spelling Mats Bundle for Seasons and Celebrations in my new blog shop and I wanted to share the summer letter tile printable with you. Some of the people that have purchased the bundle have already been using this with their kids and have told me […]

How We Use Fact Cards in Our Homeschool

Using Fact Cards in Your Homeschool to increase vocabulary, learn information, and engage learners

My oldest son has an incredible ability to remember facts. I’m constantly amazed at how much he can remember and recall. He loves to soak up knowledge from nonfiction and informational books and fact cards. Truth be told, he’s a bit of a fact junkie. He loves to try to stump us with new facts […]

Fizzy Fine Motor Skills Fun For Preschoolers

Fizzy Fine Motor Fun for Preschoolers

No matter how many times my kids have experimented with baking soda and vinegar reactions, they are always mesmerized. It never fails to make them giggle and wonder. One of my boys’ favorite activities is to have fizzy fun. My oldest asks over and over to make a volcano and the youngest asks for a Fizzy […]

7 Free Homeschool Products for the Summer

By the time summer rolls around, we’re all ready for a break at our house. But, in order to combat against summer learning loss (and to help this mom keep her sanity) we’re using several fun online programs, keeping reading logs, and letting the kids pick some fun ideas from my Pinterest boards. There may […]

Letter Tiles Printable Spelling Mats Bundle {Seasons & Celebrations}

Summer Letter Tiles Spelling Mat from www.happybrownhouse.com

I’m so excited to share a NEW Letter Tiles printable series that I’ve been working on behind the scenes for quite some time. One of my most popular printables on the blog is the Free Letter Tile Spelling Mats pack sent to subscribers when they subscribe by email. I’ve taken that same basic idea and […]

6 Tips for Correcting Pencil Grip

6 Tips for Correcting Pencil Grip with helpful how-to videos

Learning the proper pencil grip can be a little tricky for kids–and it’s so important for handwriting! If they learn how to grip the pencil incorrectly and are allowed to continue without correction, it is a hard habit to break. Thankfully, there are methods to correcting pencil grip in kids. It will take some work and reminders, […]

Brain Chase: Summer Learning Adventure for Kids

Brain Chase--a summer learning adventure for kids to keep using their brains and avoid the summer learning slump

Homeschool Mom Confession: By the time we hit summer, I’m feeling done with anything that looks like learning…and so is my school-age son. Chances are, your kids feel that way, too. The problem is I know the importance of kids exercising their brain over the summer to prevent summer learning loss–I am a certified teacher, […]

Leo’s Pad Preschool Learning App

Leo's Pad Preschool App by Kidaptive

The draw of the iPad is intense with our three year old. He’s often found climbing on things to find it and has figured out the password to unlock the home screen to let himself play his favorite preschool learning apps. Honestly, I don’t blame him–I love fun technology, too. Usually, when Asher plays the […]