Paper Plate Carnival Masks

These Paper Plate Carnival Masks are perfect for teaching kids about Rio Carnival, Brazil, and the Rainforest. During our homeschool study of the rainforest, we read about Rio Carnival in Brazil and wanted to make our own colorful masks. Carnival is always celebrated the weekend before the beginning of Lent, similar to Mardi Gras. While […]

Africa Books for Kids

For our Africa unit study during our homeschool year’s theme of countries and cultures we read some really great books. We studied the grasslands and African animals as well. Some of our favorite books were the books about real people that have made the world a better place like Wangari Maathai, the first African woman and […]

India Books for Kids

Our study of countries and cultures led us to India this time. We learned about the many folktales, the culture, and their beliefs from this list of India Books for Kids. While their religious beliefs are different from ours, I think it is still important to expose our children to various beliefs and compare them […]

China Books for Kids

As we’ve been studying countries and cultures in our homeschool, we’ve read some really great children’s books about China. These China books for kids have taught us about the way of life in China and the rich culture full of legends and Chinese folktales. Every time I post a new book list for kids I always […]

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 […]

Rainforest Books for Kids

I love to share the books we use during our homeschool unit studies. This list of Rainforest Books for Kids was one of our favorite trips to the library yet! We loved all the colorful pictures of the animals and learned about some amazing Amazon Rainforest animals like the sloth, the macaw, and the poisonous dart […]

Canada Books for Kids

Sled dogs, Mounties, and maple syrup, oh my! After studying Mexico, we hopped on the Imagination Express and headed to Canada. One of our homeschool daily rhythms includes Book Basket Time, where I lay out a feast of books and the kids read, look at pictures, and immerse themselves in their learning. It is such […]

Mexico Books for Kids

Confession: The extent of my knowledge of Mexico could be summed up in a handful of things–piñatas, tacos, sombreros, and Dora. That’s probably not what you want to hear from a homeschool mom teaching a unit study on Mexico, is it? While that might be a little bit of an exaggeration, it’s not too far […]

Geography Books for Kids

This year our oldest will be learning a lot about geography as we work through our 3rd grade homeschool curriculum–My Father’s World Exploring Countries and Cultures. We’ll be looking at lots of maps and learning about the world we live in. I’ve gone through my bookshelves and visited the library to pick out some of the […]