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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...

Are you working on or looking to work on word families in your lessons? Then why not a fun spring themed version to your lessons today with this fun Carrot Word Family Activity? This hands-on activity will test your child’s knowledge of word families while they play a fun game too. They will have fun pulling carrots out of the ‘ground’ and determining which...

Reading a storybook to your elementary students can be one of many ways to engage them into investigating storybook connections. No matter how you can encourage them to read, it is these storybook connections that become important to developing their retention of the stories they are reading.  I recently did some storybook connection investigations when we were...

It is not secret if you follow along with my site that I am passionate about encouraging children to read. I am always on the hunt for creative and fun ways to get my kids excited about reading. After all, books are magical and sometimes, just like any good fairy tale, you need just the right magical tool to help lend a hand in a lesson. We are all busy as homeschooling...

Happy New Year! This month I wanted to do something fun that is celebrated on January 18th, Popcorn Day! So, I came  up with a fun Popping Sight-Words and Sentence Building Game that Kaelyn would be able to play on her own and to help her build sentences.     Although, my daughter loves to read it can be a bit tedious sometimes to get her to sit...

Poetry is a form of literature where thoughts and feelings are conveyed through sound and cadence. Think about what draws you to a particular poem. Chances are, it’s the feeling it inspires or the rhythmic patterns. This type of narrative has been around for centuries. Its roots start with oral tradition, particularly epic poetry, or the retelling of heroic deeds...

Has your child ever gotten stuck on a topic in school where they just cannot seem to move past? For my daughter lately she finds nouns extremely boring. For Elizabeth, when she finds a topic boring that means it can be almost impossible to get through to her and move past it in a lesson. In this case I wanted to make a fun hands-on learning activity with a Christmas...

Are you ready for the next installment in my book studies to accompany the Chronicles of Narnia? Do you have a fan in your household of the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis? Since my husband and I both like the books, we are both happy to see that Beck is enjoying the first book already, so this second installment is right on time for his progress, and hopefully...

Welcome to the Months of the Year Printable Series November Bookmark! The month of November brings lots of fun images for fall and Thanksgiving and this bookmark is sure to be fun for any child to use in their fall and Thanksgiving themed fun!  This component of the Months of the Year Printable Series consists of a special bookmark themed to the month of November...

Welcome to the Months of the Year Printable Series November Wall Kit! The month of November brings lots of fun images of Thanksgiving and feasts to celebrate the things we are thankful for.  November Word Wall Kit This component consists of a word wall, Word Wall Book, and Word Wall Cards.  These are all themed to the month of November.  What Is the...

Welcome to the Months of the Year Printable Series October Bookmark! The month of October brings lots of fun images of Halloween from spiders to webs to candy and more.  This component of the Months of the Year Printable Series consists of a special bookmark themed to the month of October to use as you read through your monthly themed storybooks.  What...

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