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Making math lessons fun is a must in my house. I have never been shy about the fact that math and I do not always get along. So, when I get the opportunity to make math lessons not only fun, but also bring them to life with hands-on activities, I just jump right in. It makes math that much easier for my children to learn and be reinforced when the math skills...

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Sensory Bins Series! This month I am back with a new book-inspired sensory bin! Sensory bins are a lot of fun, but are also a great way to incorporate some hands-on learning! I like to tie in great children’s literature with my sensory bins, so that is what I am going to try to do as a contributor for Enchanted Homeschooling Mom...

Do you find yourself pulling out flashcards or worksheets when you want to work on key skills in subjects like math or language arts? That may be the easiest way to review facts, but resist the temptation. Why? Because it’s BORING! Instead, grab a ball and a piece of chalk and head outside with your kids to play some fun, yet simple, DIY games to build...

Hope everyone is having a wonderful start to summer vacations! Although, summer is in full swing that doesn’t mean that you can’t keep learning all summer long. Summer Learning with Water Balloons is a great way to review word families, practice math problems, or to help your preschooler get a head start in writing their name! One of the things I’ve...

I spy…with my little eye…something educational and fun! Learning about the American Revolutionary War is not always fun for every child. Making it a fun subject can be a challenge, so why not try this fun Revolutionary War I-Spy hands-on activity! Making hard, dull, or boring subjects fun for your children and students can be the key to a successful lesson. One...

Webster’s Dictionary defines tessellations as, “a covering of an infinite geometric plane without gaps or overlaps by congruent plane figures of one type or a few types.” This means that tessellations are formed when shapes are repeated to cover a flat space without overlapping each other or leaving gaps. It’s also commonly known as tiling.Historically,...

Have you ever noticed that there aren’t too many curricula out there that combine active kids and hands-on learning and that really engages their interest? Why is that, anyway? Well, Carol J. Alexander (who has a terrific blog for adults, too) was kind enough to send me her Lessons From the Homestead curriculum series to try out and they have been such a hit...

One of our favorite artistic endeavors this year has been learning the Waldorf technique of wet-on-wet watercolor painting. It’s very simple for the beginners and the effects are just lovely! Don’t be surprised when your kids begin to create more of these masterpieces than you can keep up with. They lend themselves to many uses…..book covers, bookmarks,...

Spring is one of my girls favorite time of year because they get to head outside and enjoy the beautiful weather! One of their favorite things to do is butterfly watching! We have a large plant in our backyard that attracts lots of Monarch butterflies every year. That’s where I got the idea of creating a fun Butterfly Letter Matching Game for my youngest daughter! Materials...

Is there anything more beautiful than butterflies? They are truly some of the most enchanting creatures on earth.  This spring, take your science outside by letting your kids plant a butterfly garden. There is a ton of learning involved and chances are, your child won’t even realize she’s actually “doing school.” To me, this kind of real life learning...

I hope that you and your children are having fun learning alongside the Poppins Book Nook participants. Last month we explored and created storybook activities around poetry. This month’s new theme is the Weather and sure to have a lot of variety and fun for everyone. There are a lot of fun things to learn about when it comes to weather like temperatures, thunder,...

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