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Fun & Creative Homeschool Activities

Fun & Creative Homeschool Activities

One of my favorite things about homeschooling is having fun while learning. Here are some of the creative activities our family does while homeschooling!

Stained Glass Tissue Paper Leaf Sun Catchers

Stained Glass Tissue Paper Leaf Sun Catchers

Make these colorful tissue paper sun catchers to add color to your windows for fall! Kids will love designing their own stained glass paper leaves.

DIY Glitter Slime & Water Beads

DIY Glitter Slime & Water Beads

There’s something really fun about making homemade slime. Mixing up a batch of slime is Chemistry that kids can do themselves! In addition to making the basic colored slime, kids can add all sorts of mix-ins like glitter and water beads! We made dark purplish blue slime with glitter and aqua water beads. We were really surprised to discover how the water beads acted within the slime. My kids have made many batches of slime, and somehow the slime making process never gets old.

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DIY Mint Playdough Kids Sensory Activity

DIY Mint Playdough Kids Sensory Activity

Making playdough is a great activity for any afternoon, especially to entertain antsy kids! This DIY mint playdough uses my BEST homemade playdough recipe, with added mint extract!

8 Fun Summer Kids Toys & Activities

8 Fun Summer Kids Toys & Activities

Summer days are a great opportunity for casual family fun both indoors and outdoors! Here are some of the games and activities our family has enjoyed in the summer.

Sprinkle Rush Kids Cupcake Baking Challenge

Sprinkle Rush Kids Cupcake Baking Challenge

Welcome to Sprinkle Rush, our kids cupcake baking challenge! Our girls, Kiera and Sylvie, practiced their culinary design skills to make and design their best cupcakes. They love baking, sampling sweet treats, and of course, watching baking show competitions. Kiera and Sylvie were very eager to do their own baking challenge! Each child received baking supplies, a simple recipe and 60 minutes (baking time not included) to make a batch of six cupcakes.
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Red, White & Blue Star Spangled Slime

Red, White & Blue Star Spangled Slime

Slime is super easy to make and really fun to play with! Red, white and blue slime is a creative kids activity for the Fourth of July or any open afternoon!

DIY & Surprise Beauty Products Kits for Kids

DIY & Surprise Beauty Products Kits for Kids

My girls love beauty products, color, glitter and surprises! These mystery DIY dispensers from Vendees are a very fun activity for girls to easily make their own bath and beauty products.

Easy Homemade Finger Paint

Easy Homemade Finger Paint

A fun finger painting project can turn a dull afternoon into a creative, memorable activity — but why stop there? You can make your own finger paint! Homemade finger paint is easy to make and your kids can even help mix up their favorite colors. We tried two different recipes using flour and cornstarch, with slightly different results.
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Word Family Dominoes Kids Phonics Game

Word Family Dominoes Kids Phonics Game

Play this interactive word family dominoes game to make reading fun and reinforce phonics sounds. Kids will love matching up rhyming words and learning through play!

Animal Sun Catchers Kids Craft

Animal Sun Catchers Kids Craft

A fun paper craft can be just the thing to keep kids busy at home. Kids can design these fun animal sun catchers using any color of card stock and tissue paper!

Easy DIY Pinecone Bird Feeders

Easy DIY Pinecone Bird Feeders

This project is a fun craft and creative way to feed the critters in your backyard. Kids will love making these DIY pinecone bird feeders using peanut butter and any type of birdseed.

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How to Make a Kids Sensory Bin

How to Make a Kids Sensory Bin

It’s really easy to make a sensory bin for your kids using items you already have at home! Create this exciting kids discovery experience using a sensory medium, miniature creatures or characters and colorful sensory accents.

Popsicle Stick Monsters Creative Kids Craft

Popsicle Stick Monsters Creative Kids Craft

Feeling crafty? This popsicle stick monster craft is a great activity for kids. My kids loved designing their own monsters. You can make these colorful monsters look silly, scary or funny!

DIY Sensory Slime Easy Recipe For Kids

DIY Sensory Slime Easy Recipe For Kids

Homemade slime is a great way for kids to get their hands dirty and practice chemistry in the kitchen. This kid-friendly DIY slime recipe uses 3 simple ingredients which once combined, create fascinating stretchy slime! All the ingredients are completely harmless. My 7-year-old daughter can experiment with this easy DIY sensory slime recipe by herself! We made a bunch of colors and added some fun mix-ins to our slime variations.

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