Great Living Books for Teaching History

Interesting living books for teaching history are a great way to expose kids to historical time periods, events, and people. Living books draw readers into the story and teach without kids even knowing they are learning. That’s what’s so great about living books–they weave important facts into a story seamlessly. This effortless learning is why […]

5 Ways to Supplement a Homeschool Reading Curriculum

Teaching your child to read can be a daunting task to some. There are many different ways to teach reading and even more reading curriculum choices.  And don’t even get me started on what to do if your child struggles with reading. Some days it’s enough to make your head spin! I get it. I […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vinegar and Baking Soda Balloon Experiment

This fun Vinegar and Baking Soda Balloon Experiment will have the kids squealing with excitement. Trust me, they’ll want to do this experiment over and over again! Much like our Yeast Balloon Science Experiment, kids will learn how to blow up a balloon with vinegar and baking soda and learn a little chemistry at the […]