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Colorful Borax Crystals Kids Science Activity

Colorful Borax Crystals Kids Science Activity

Did you know you can make your own crystals using water and borax? One week for science, my kids learned how to do this awesome chemistry experiment!

Back to School Supplies & Gear for 2021

Back to School Supplies & Gear for 2021

A new school year is an exciting time to get organized and stock up on new school supplies! Here are some great educational resources and products to kick off the school year and make learning fun!

6 Reasons Why I Love Homeschooling My Kids

6 Reasons Why I Love Homeschooling My Kids

Hi! I’m Katie. I’ve been homeschooling my kids for 4 years. This year (2021) I’ll have kids in 4th grade, 2nd grade and kindergarten. I’m excited because this is the first year that all of my kids will truly participate in our school schedule. Our family has achieved a lot over the last few years of homeschooling. My two oldest girls learned how to read proficiently and I learned how to create a homeschool routine that works for our family. Here are some of my top reasons why I love homeschooling my kids!
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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!

Field Trip to Clarkia Idaho Miocene Flora Fossil Dig

Field Trip to Clarkia Idaho Miocene Flora Fossil Dig

We took our 3 kids on a field trip to Clarkia Miocene Flora Fossil Dig in Idaho. Our family discovered that digging for fossils is a pretty cool hands-on science activity!

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. I love making tissue paper sun catchers because they add a little color to our windows. Kids can design these fun animal sun catchers using any color of card stock and tissue paper!

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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.

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.

Preschool Tracing Worksheets & Coloring Pages

Preschool Tracing Worksheets & Coloring Pages

Teach preschool kids the basics of coloring and tracing with these interactive preschool tracing worksheets and coloring pages. Designed for kids ages 2 to 5, these printable worksheets help kids with tracing numbers, letters and shapes. Kids can also practice their coloring within the lines.
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My Kids Homeschool Routine & Creative Kids Activities

My Kids Homeschool Routine & Creative Kids Activities

The recent Coronavirus outbreak and resulting school closures have created many questions for families who are now faced with having kids at home all day. Here’s what “school at home” is like for our family, as well as some creative activities you can do with kids of all ages.

Meet Codi, A Storytelling Robot Friend

Meet Codi, A Storytelling Robot Friend

In today’s techy world, interactive screen free toys are a huge plus! Meet Codi, a storytelling robot that also plays songs and quiet time music. Here are the ins and outs of our experience hanging out with Codi.

Fun School Stuff for Preschool

Fun School Stuff for Preschool

Preschool is a fun year to introduce kids to their colors, shapes, numbers and letters. I am homeschooling three kids and I think preschool is one of the more challenging years but also very rewarding. It’s challenging because preschool kids can’t read any of their own instructions and my 3-year-old typically requires constant guidance. However my preschool boy loves to learn and be included in our homeschool routine. To keep my son busy, I searched Amazon for engaging and creative preschool activities that would also get him excited about school.

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Crafty Ideas for Back to School

Crafty Ideas for Back to School

Going back to school can be creative and fun with a little imagination! These ideas for making re-purposed pencil cans and custom book covers will brighten up any desk.

Make Learning Fun With Kids Science & Math Activities

Make Learning Fun With Kids Science & Math Activities

Children can learn and discover new things every day. I’ve found many ways to make learning fun for my kids. Resources like TinkerActive workbooks are a great way to reinforce science and math concepts, especially for kids who learn by doing.

Educational Activities for Kids Ages 0 to 10

Educational Activities for Kids Ages 0 to 10

“Mom, what can we do?” is a common question in our home. It can be a challenge to keep kids busy with stimulating activities, especially if they are eager to learn. My kids love doing crafts, playing pretend and spending time with mom or dad. We also encourage our kids to play independently. These interactive activities and educational toys encourage kids to keep on learning, exploring and problem solving.
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