Category: 1st Grade

Any and all homeschooling resources that are appropriate for first grade.

Activities for Painting with Kids

3 Fun Painting Activities for Kids

Inside: Are your kids tired of painting with the same old paintbrushes? Maybe it’s time to mix it up! Here are three “no paintbrush” painting activities for kids that you can try today! My kids love to paint. My kids love to paint so much that they are pros at cleaning our craft room floor...

Homeschool activities

50+ Non-Worksheet Homeschool Activities

As homeschool moms, it is so easy to get wrapped up in the “we have to get the textbooks done!” mentality that we can forget about all the other ways to incorporate learning into our homeschool day. I decided to compile a list of “non-worksheet” homeschool activities to round out your homeschool day. This list...

Books first graders can read on their own

Picture Books for First Graders to Read on Their Own

For me, it was a bittersweet moment when my daughter started reading on her own. I LOVED that she was excited about reading and improving her fluency. But, I was a bit sad that from now on there would be books that she would enjoy without me or her dad. We would have other memories...

Relaxed Summer Homeschooling Ideas

Ideas for Relaxed Summer Homeschooling

Summer is almost here….who’s ready for a break?! It can be so tempting to just not doing anything during the summer months, but then you also run the risk of your kids forgetting a lot of what they learned this year. A relaxed Summer homeschooling schedule is the perfect solution to this problem! I used...

Long Vowel Sounds

Activities and Ideas for Teaching Long Vowel Sounds

Long vowel sounds can be a point of struggle for many young readers. While short vowel sounds are relatively straightforward and spelled the same each time, long vowel sounds are more complex. There are several ways to make each of the long vowel sounds. For example, a long a can be spelled with: a_e, ai,...

Sort a Scene – Long Vowels and Dipthongs Practice

Mastering long vowel sounds is an important part of learning to read. There are so many vowel teams and phonics words for emerging readers to memorize and understand, that it can be daunting. Today, I’m sharing an activity an activity that I like to use with the first grader – Sort-a-Scene: Long Vowel Sounds. Related...

Reluctant Writer Activities

5 Writing Activity Ideas for Reluctant Writers

Fun activities can go a long way to helping a kid who hates writing get more comfortable and improve their skills. When students gain just a little bit of confidence in their writing abilities, it can make writing much less frustrating. Here are a few fun writing activities that have worked well with my child...

Reluctant Writer Silly Sentence Template

The MOST CREATIVE Silly Sentences [FREE Printable]

Inside: Add some silliness to your next writing activity! WHAT A SILLY SENTENCE is a great way to increase your child’s interest in writing and have some laughs, too! Writing can be hard for early elementary kids and, as a result, it can be hard on both of you! One of the writing resources that...

St. Patrick's Day Coloring Page Color by number

St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Color By Number Freebie

St. Patrick’s Day is such a fun holiday for homeschooling. And it doesn’t involve candy!! Hooray! My girls love to color, so I decided to whip up a shamrock coloring page for them. I like to create coloring pages that make them think a little bit. So, I made this shamrock coloring page with my...

Free Domino Addition and Subtraction Printable

Free Domino Addition and Subtraction Printables

Practicing addition and subtraction facts are a fundamental part of elementary school math. But, children can often get tired of just worksheet after worksheet of practice problem. So, as homeschool moms, we’ve got to change it up to keep things interesting! Today, I’d like to share with you one way that I get my first...