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5 Thanksgiving STEM Experiments for Kids

It is almost time to baste our turkeys and dig into some serious pumpkin pie. I am like a kid in the candy store on Thanksgiving, because it is the one holiday that hasn’t been hijacked. Halloween is all about the candy, and Christmas is all about the presents, but Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving is all about the food …

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Using Multi-Cultural Books to Teach History and Social Studies

I love finding new children’s books and being introduced to amazing authors who are working hard to change the way children perceive the world. So, when I was given the opportunity to review some books for Multicultural Children’s Book Day (January 27th, 2018), I jumped at the chance. I’m so glad I did, because I was paired …

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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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Time Capsule: Medieval England Unit Study Review

Do your kids love history? This Time Capsule: Medieval England Unit Study might be the perfect homeschool curriculum for them! My children have always loved knights and anything Medieval England related. They’ve played with swords and shields (plastic and cardboard, of course), since the time they could hold them. So, when Michelle, the creator of …

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5 Facts about the 4th: What Every Child Should Know about Independence Day

The 4th of July is a day filled with food, fun, and flags, but what do your children know about why we celebrate on that day? The history of American independence forms the basis for many more lessons in history and civics. In fact, it’s one of our favorite holidays and the kids look forward …

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5 Books About Eleanor Roosevelt for Kids

We’ve talked about Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Rosa Parks, and Eleanor Roosevelt. It’s been a fascinating look at some of our countries figures and how they all have one special thing in common. They have all stood up for what they believed in despite adversity and the naysayers. They decided not to be …

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How to Make History More Exciting for Kids

It is true what they say, by not learning from history we are doomed to repeat it, so it is a good idea that we make history interesting for our little people so they can learn from the past. For kids especially, history doesn’t have to be about reading boring textbooks or memorizing rote facts, …

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5 Groundhog Day Lessons for Preschool

Groundhog Day is an annual event where the famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil (a fellow Pennsylvanian!) emerges from his burrow on February 2 and predicts the coming weather using only his shadow. If the groundhog sees his shadow, there will be another 6 weeks of cold winter. However, if there is no shadow to be seen, …

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September 17th is Constitution Day

September 17th marks the anniversary of the day when the delegates of the Constitutional Convention met to sign the Constitution of the United States. There were 39 members who signed the document that would change the country on that almost-fall day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They came from near and far to make their mark on …

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10 Books About Trains for Kids

All aboard! Our Time Travelers class is hitting the rails next week as we explore the history and impact of trains on civilization. To get in the spirit of these railroad marvels, here are some great children’s books to get your little ones excited about trains and train travel. This post contains affiliate links. 10 BOOKS ABOUT …

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Homeschool Free Blank Timeline Template Printable

My oldest is enrolled in an online charter school, so while he does his school work at home with us, he’s not technically homeschooled in the traditional sense of the word. The school provides great tutoring and accommodations to assist with his dyslexia, so we keep him there. Anyway, for his summer reading project he had to …

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3 Pledge of Allegiance Activities

We don’t recite it every morning in our homeschool (do they even still do that in public school classrooms?!), but they know it nonetheless. Rote memorization is the foundation of their lesson (fun, huh?), but I did find some other activities to make it a tad bit more interesting for them. Try these three fun …

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On This Day in History: California Gold Rush

The discovery of the small gold nugget was made at Sutter’s Mill in Northern California. This discovery was one of the main events that led to the California Gold Rush in 1849. The news of the gold led to an influx of more than 300,000 people from across the country. These gold-seekers were called “The ’49-ers”, …

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