The Best Homeschool Math Curriculum for Kids Who Hate Math

Finding a homeschool math curriculum for kids who hate math can be a tricky thing. We are starting our eighth year of homeschooling and it has taken me until LAST year to find something that my oldest son will do consistently without complaining or shedding tears. Yes, in our home, math has been a major struggle, […]

10 Ways to Include Art in Your Homeschool Day

Studying art in homeschool tends to be one of those things that you want to do, but it often gets pushed to the side when your homeschool day is filled with reading, writing, and arithmetic. Trust me, I know. However, I’ve found that there are some easy ways to include art in your homeschool day […]

Soda and Candy Balloon Science Experiment

Did you know you can blow up a balloon with soda and candy? You totally can! Much like our other balloon science experiments, this Soda and Candy Balloon Science Experiment uses common household materials to make a balloon inflate. It’s a pretty easy science experiment for kids if I do say so myself. We’ve been working […]

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 […]

King Tut Mask Craft for 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 idea 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 little one […]