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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...

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...

How to Encourage Your Reluctant Homeschool Student

Five More Ways to Motivate Your Reluctant Homeschool Student

In a previous post, I shared five easy ways you could help encourage and your reluctant homeschool student and make learning fun. Today, I’m going to share five more ideas that I have successfully used during phases when one of my kiddo was reluctant to do their schoolwork! Change Subjects Many students have a favorite...

5 Ways to Encourage your homeschool student

5 Ways to Encourage Your Reluctant Learner

When your child is a reluctant learner, it can make homeschooling very stressful very quickly. Maybe your child gets frustrated about a particular subject. Maybe they get embarrassed when they don’t know an answer. Whatever the reason for your child’s frustration with homeschooling, there are some easy things you can do to try and get...

Fairy Tale Counting Syllable Cards

Fairy Tale Themed Syllable Counting Cards

Counting syllables is another great tool to teach your child that can help improve their spelling and reading skills. It is also sometimes a largely overlooked skill since it doesn’t directly involve spelling or reading. Let’s talk about syllables and how to count them. And I’ve got a super cute set of Fairy Tale Themed...

Make it fun to practicing counting money with these hands-on activities free printables.

Free Printable Hands-On Activities for Counting Money

These free printable counting money activity worksheets are great for practicing counting coins and creating amounts of money using different coin combinations. Counting money is one skill that requires hands-on activities. Holding the coins in their hands helps students learn so much faster and more thoroughly than just seeing the images on a worksheet or...

Preschool math mini-pack free printable

Free Printable Preschool Math Mini-Pack

Preschool math can be so much fun. They are learning to count, sort, identify numbers, and so much more! The look of excitement on a child’s face when they count correctly to a new “high” is just priceless. But, at least for my kids, sometimes the never ending request for “new” things can be exhausting....

Free story template for young reluctant writers.

Reluctant Writer Activity: Draw & Write Story Template

Today, I’d like to share one of my favorite reluctant writer activities – my free, printable Draw and Write Story Template. Being a reluctant writer is very common in the early elementary grades. Writing is a hard skill! It takes memorization, patience, fine motor skills, grammar knowledge, the list just goes on. So, it’s understandable...

A Classical Homeschool Schedule Made Simple

Are you thinking of homeschooling and don’t know where to start? Maybe you are already homeschooling and you’re feeling like you have no direction. Afraid you’re going to miss something important in your child’s education? I used to feel that way, too! A classical homeschool schedule can fix all of those worries! Beginning the homeschooling...

Children love to play family board games, but sometimes the games aren't much fun for the adults. Here is a list of 10 board games that your whole family will enjoy playing together!

The Best Games for Kids Ages 5-8

Playing games is a great way to spend some quality time with your children, but let’s be honest, sometimes the games themselves can be a real disappointment! Nothing makes me cringe more than when my kids ask “Mom, will you play Mousetrap with me”?  Games are also a great toy alternative for Christmas and birthdays....