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Fun Ways to Learn Spelling Words

S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G. How do you turn this core subject into a fun and refreshing part of your homeschool day? Try these fun ways to learn spelling words! How to Teach Spelling Everyone knows the importance of teaching reading, but is teaching spelling really necessary? Surely a child will learn how to spell simply by reading, right? …

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100 Would You Rather Questions for Kids

Get to know your favorite people better with these fun 100 Would You Rather Questions for Kids! What is Would You Rather? Would You Rather is a quirky question game made for all ages.  It’s simple, fun, and highly addictive.  What’s great about playing this with the kiddos is that you will most definitely learn …

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Using Boom Cards in the ELA Classroom

Boom cards? They’re not just fun, they’re also great teaching and review tools! Learn more about using Boom cards for ELA! This article contains affiliate links to products that may help you. The Versatility of Boom Cards In a previous post, I introduced an amazing new teaching tool, Boom Cards.  If you’re not familiar with …

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How to Help Students with Letter Reversals

Letter reversals can be a struggle for some children. Though it can be troubling for parents and teachers, it’s not necessarily cause for alarm. Letter reversals aren’t uncommon in children 7 years old and younger. Why do kids reverse letters? One of the first things that come to mind with letter reversals is dyslexia. It’s …

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What are Boom Cards?

Whether you’re teaching virtually, in class, or homeschooling, you’re going to want to learn more about Boom Cards! There are so many reasons that kids, teachers, and parents love these digital wonders. This post contains affiliate links. What are Boom Cards? So what are Boom Cards, anyway? In a nutshell, they’re interactive, digital, self-grading task …

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Preschool Line Tracing Worksheets

Keep those line tracing skills sharp for kindergarten with these free printable preschool tracing lines worksheets! Preschool line tracing worksheets Tracing lines can seem like another fun and simple activity for toddlers but it has huge benefits for little ones. Kids will be actively building and improving their fine motor skills as they trace lines …

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The Benefits of Keeping a Journal

For children and adults alike, there are profound benefits of keeping a journal for daily reflection and mindfulness. From jotting down travel plans and experiences to the most profound inner thoughts of the mind, there are several reasons people journal. The habit of letting down your ideas and thoughts onto paper has been found to …

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How to Start a Nature Journal with Kids

Spring and summer offer us the perfect opportunities to get outside and soak up the sun. As homeschoolers, that time can be used to sneak in learning and cultivate curiosity. So, why not use that time to start a nature journal? Creating a nature journal instills a deep love of the environment while building so many …

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Book a Day Christmas Advent Calendar Printable

Between school, working, gift buying, and all of the other responsibilities during the holiday season, it can be easy to forget the true meaning of the holiday. ​ Thankfully, this Book-a-Day Christmas Advent Calendar is just the thing to help refocus your attention and bring the true meaning and spirit of the season into your home. ​ …

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The Best Books for Preschool

Reading is one of the most important things that you can begin teaching your children. Literacy is important for learning in every topic imaginable, so starting young and remaining consistent will help ensure your child’s success throughout life. That means you need to carefully select preschool books to keep your children engaged and interested in …

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Thanksgiving Word Search Printable

Two of my three kids love to do word search puzzles. Themed word search puzzles? Even better! So, this Thanksgiving it’s time to break out a brand new printable Thanksgiving word search that will keep them hunting for words! ​ Thanksgiving Word Search Word searches aren’t just fun activities to pass the time or keep …

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Preschool Learning Games

When working with preschoolers, games should be both fun and educational. Finding ways to enjoy learning is so important when children are young and impressionable, plus finding preschool learning games can make you feel a little better about giving them some extra screen time. ​ Preschool Learning Games The internet is full of free online …

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How to Build Words and Silly Sentences with Craft Sticks

I don’t remember how it got here or what I was thinking when I bought the massive box of craft sticks, but it has lasted for years. And years. And years. My youngest is at the age where building words, reading simple sentences, and general language play are her favorite things. Instead of rushing out …

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Crazy Eggs Word Family Game – A Reading Game for Early Readers

Being able to understand the concept of word families and how words relate to one another is an important skill that preschool, kindergarten, and first grade students needs to develop as they begin to read. Presenting the concepts they need to know as a reading game makes it even better! What is a  Word Family? …

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Marvelous Marbles – A Mini-Unit Study

Wedged under some train tracks, resting calmly on Mr. Potato Head’s missing pink ear, was a clear glass ball with a thin twist of green inside. The cool, smooth surface was perfect for rolling on the dining room table and light reflecting off the glass and green twist were captivating. How was this tiny ball …

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4 Educational Turkey Craft Activities

As we were whipping up the Thanksgiving Turkey Tissue Boxes the other day, we were left with a bunch of leftover turkey…of the construction paper kind, of course. So, what do homeschool moms do when faced with potential construction paper scraps? That’s right! We turn them into a learning activity. Here are four ways to turn your …

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100 Minecraft Activities and Resources for Kids

Keeping them engaged when they’re not in game is simple – when you have Minecraft related activities! Here are 100 Minecraft activities and resources that are perfect for your block builder! Minecraft Activities and Resources 1. Minecraft Party Printables Decorating your child’s Minecraft-themed party has never been easier or looked so cute! All thanks to …

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The Day the Crayons Quit Printables

Not only is it a great story of potential, possibilities, and creativity, it’s also just plain adorable. If you haven’t read it yet, it’s a definite must read – no matter how old your kids (or you) are. Although we don’t do extension activities with all of the books we read, this one naturally lent …

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