Kite Counting Math Busy Bag

This Kite Counting Math Busy Bag for preschoolers and kindergartners is a fun way to practice counting, identifying numbers, and one-to-one correspondence. This busy bag for preschoolers is easy to put together with a little felt and hot glue. Plus, I’ve included a printable at the bottom of this post to get you and your […]

100 Screen-free Summer Activities for Kids

I don’t know about you, but I want our summers to be as screen-free as possible. Kids should get outside and play instead of plopping down in front of a television or spending hours on the iPad. With childhood obesity on the rise, it’s more important than ever to get kids off the couch. I’ve […]

How To Make A King Tut Burial Mask With Kids

Making a King Tut Burial Mask with kids is a super fun way to finish an Ancient Egypt unit study. Kids will love to paper maché and the finished King Tut Mask craft for kids will be an art project you won’t mind keeping on display.  After studying King Tut, officially known as King Tutankhaman, […]

10 Things Every Mom Should Have in the Car for Summer

It never fails. The summer weather is nice, or I have a few extra minutes of time to kill before the next activity. It’s moments like these that I wish I had packed something in my car to keep the kids busy while we wait, or to take advantage of the gorgeous weather. I’ve gathered […]

Russia Books for Kids

Russia was a fun country to study during our year of homeschool units of countries and cultures. Like all countries, Russia has folktales and we found several variations of each one. It was interesting to read each one and compare the books. During our study we also listened to and read Peter and the Wolf–something we’ve […]

10 Tips for Managing Homemaking & Homeschooling

Managing homemaking and homeschooling can be a tricky thing. If you are anything like me, juggling the homemaking and homeschooling at the same time can be overwhelming at times. Laundry, cleaning, cooking meals, and caring for the children is a lot when you add homeschooling into the mix. I fail…often. However, I have learned a […]

Australia Books for Kids

Out of all of our countries and cultures unit studies Australia was our favorite. We’ve loved reading about the Australian outback and, of course, kangaroos, koalas, wombats, and platypuses. This list of Australia Books for Kids has some fabulous books included. We loved “The Pumpkin Runner”–a story inspired by a real person. “Finding Home” is […]

Straw and Pipe Cleaner Busy Bag

This Straw and Pipe Cleaner Busy Bag is probably the cheapest and easiest busy bag there is. Using just two items, we can put together a busy bag the kids will love to play with. What two items? Straws and pipe cleaners. It’s as simple as that. Plus, if you head to the dollar store […]

5 Tips for Great Homeschool Field Trips

One of the great things about homeschooling is the amount of flexibility we have with scheduling field trips and learning adventures. In a typical public school classroom, kids will only take a few field trips over the course of a school year. At the school where I taught kindergarten, we were limited to two field […]

Nature Walk Bag

One component of our homeschooling is nature walks. We get outside, enjoy fresh air, and learn about the world around us. We often have several things we need to carry with us for our nature walk time. Instead of packing and unpacking a bag every week, I set up a Nature Walk Bag with some […]