10 Ways to Make National Ice Cream Day Educational

10 Ways to Make National Ice Cream Day Educational

No matter how you like your ice cream–on a cone, in a bowl, or straight from the carton– National Ice Cream Day has found the perfect place in the middle of summer. So celebrate it! Share a scoop with your kids and take the fun further with these educational activities on summer’s second best holiday!

10 Amazing Online Programs that are FREE for the Summer

10 Amazing Online Programs that are FREE for the Summer

This post is a paid advertisement. Check out all of the amazing programs that are offered FREE For The Summer from our friends at Homeschool Buyers Co-op In contrast with the more analytical, traditional grammar curriculums, IEW Fix It! Grammar takes a uniquely...

Summer Fun Family Activities for Homeschoolers

Summer Fun Family Activities for Homeschoolers

Summer is the BEST time of year! Being able to be outside without the bulk of winter coats is pure delight! Summer is an excellent time of year to participate in some fun family activities. There are so many things to do; I thought I would share some of our families favorites.

Explore The Meaning Of Easter Using Dramatic Play

Explore The Meaning Of Easter Using Dramatic Play

There are so many Easter craft ideas and worksheets to be found online, but using dramatic play in learning can be a more effective (and fun!) way of teaching. I’ve put together some of my favorite ideas for using dramatic play to celebrate Easter, using puppets, role play and more.

24 St. Patrick’s Day Crafts and Learning Fun

24 St. Patrick’s Day Crafts and Learning Fun

St Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays we all LOVE  to have fun with! Make sure you wear green, or you’ll get pinched! It’s always fun to add a little craft or learning fun into that homeschool week to mark St. Patrick’s Day. To help with that, I’ve included 24 St. Patrick’s Day Craft’s and Learning Fun resources!

Rational Holiday Homeschooling

Rational Holiday Homeschooling

Tis the season to be… Doing everything homeschool moms always do plus 17,459 other tasks that the season demands. Oh ya, and get it all done without complaining, while covered in flour and bits of wrapping paper, and smiling and oozing warmth and appreciation for...

10 Thanksgiving History Conversation Starters for Kids

10 Thanksgiving History Conversation Starters for Kids

Cultivating an attitude of thankfulness is something we can work on all year long, but Thanksgiving provides an especially perfect platform to do so. Studying history -- at any point in time -- fosters gratitude by opening our eyes to difficulties, letting us step...

8 Easy Ways for Homeschoolers to Avoid Holiday Overwhelm

8 Easy Ways for Homeschoolers to Avoid Holiday Overwhelm

Christmas can be a magical time. The decorations make our house look festive, there are often yummy smells in the air, our hearts are full as we contemplate giving to others, and our kids are on their best behavior. Well, they’re on their best behavior when they remember they should be. Unfortunately, Christmas can also be a stressful time. We have many extra demands on our time, there are multiple family commitments which make our weeks hectic, and we often feel like we have to maintain a frenetic pace to keep up.

8 Advent Traditions You Should Adopt in Your Homeschool

8 Advent Traditions You Should Adopt in Your Homeschool

Every family has very unique holiday and Advent traditions that are often passed down through multiple generations. Our family is very culturally diverse and we have adopted a great deal of them. We are one of those families that really goes all out. Every single year. We’ve been known to overwhelm and even scare some of our friends. With that in mind, I’d like to share some traditions we’ve adopted though the years, and hope you do too.

7 Fun Ways To Celebrate Thanksgiving In Your Homeschool

7 Fun Ways To Celebrate Thanksgiving In Your Homeschool

Homeschooling during the holidays can be tough! There is so much excitement in the air with thoughts of family and good times to be had. Take the time to plan ahead and include fun ways to celebrate Thanksgiving in your homeschool. You will be so thankful that you thought ahead and found ways to engage your kids as you prepare for this holiday.

May is Latino Book Month!

May is Latino Book Month!

May, according to the Association of American Publishers, is Latino Book Month! I am a Latina. My mother’s side of the family is Hispanic (Puerto Rican by birth and culturally Cuban), and even though I’ve always been a voracious reader, I have to be honest that I’ve been a little short on books written by Latina authors. So the researcher in me got to researchin’…

50 Things To Add To Your Spring Bucket List

50 Things To Add To Your Spring Bucket List

As a lifelong New Englander, one of my favorite things to experience is the transition from winter to spring. As the days lengthen and the sun shines brighter, we open our windows and turn our faces toward the sun. Everyone is happier, lighter. There is an energy that is hard to describe unless you, too, have survived a long winter. Creating a Spring Bucket List during February and March is a wonderful way to stave off those late winter blahs! It gives you hope for a sunnier, happier future.

10 Earth Day Challenges For Your Homeschool

10 Earth Day Challenges For Your Homeschool

Earth Day is a fantastic way to include important reminders in your homeschool about taking care of our environment.  All subject areas can be addressed as you look at what Earth Day is and how to celebrate it. Along with educational lessons, you can spread the vital message to your children about taking steps to help the world we live in.

A Book and a Big Idea: Spring

A Book and a Big Idea: Spring

Everyone loves picture books! Those of you with little ones have the privilege of reading these delightful gems every day. Those of you with older children might see him or her tiptoe in the room to quietly listen as you read to your younger ones. This blog hop is in honor of our love for picture books, no matter how old our children are. A Book and a Big Idea shares a treasured picture book and one or more activities to enrich the story. The Big Idea may be a craft, a recipe, a printable, anything goes!

Easter Signs: The Easy Way to Make Your Easter Awesome

Easter Signs: The Easy Way to Make Your Easter Awesome

Easter time is my favorite time of year. It’s the best time for new things, growth, and improvement. What better way to enjoy springtime than by learning new Easter signs in sign language? You’re right, there’s not much better. Sitting around the dinner table is my kids’ favorite time to ask me how to sign some new word they just thought of.