Fruit Shaped Mazes for Kids

 

A fun collection of Heathy mazes for students!  Each activity page teaches children the health benefits of a specific fruit.  Students read, write, maze and trace their way to a good understanding of healthy fruits.

This fantastic set of healthy fruit activity pages is a great way to combine health with writing activities.  Print this set FREE from BrainyMaze.com

 

Apple Maze & Activity Sheet

Apples grow on trees. Apples have good fiber. Apples can be red, green and yellow.

Banana Maze & Activity Sheet

Bananas grow on trees. Bananas have lots of potassium and help us digest food.

Blueberries Maze & Activity Sheet

Blueberries grown on bushes. Blueberries help to lower cholesterol and keep our hearts healthy.

Cherries Maze & Activity Sheet

Cherries grown on trees. Cherries can be red, pink or black. Some cherries can help us sleep better.

Grapes Maze & Activity Sheet

Grapes grown on a vine. Grapes can be red, green, yellow or purple. Grapes help to keep our hearts healthy.

Kiwi Maze & Activity Sheet

Kiwis grow on trees in tropical climates. Kiwis are full of fiber and are good for digestion. Kiwis are very high in Vitamin C.

Lemon Maze & Activity Sheet

Lemons grow on trees. Lemos are acidic and help our bodies stay balanced. Lemons detoxify and are good for our livers.

Oranges Maze & Activity Sheet

Oranges grow on trees. Oranges are filled with Vitamin C which help to keep people healthy.

Pears Maze & Activity Sheet

Pears grow on trees. Pears are full of fiber and are a goo source of Vitamin A which helps our hair, skin and nails.

Strawberries Maze & Activity Sheet

Strawberries grow on small strawberry plants. Strawberry seeds are on the outside and are full of Vitamin C.

Watermelon Maze & Activity Sheet

Watermelon grow on vines. Watermelon are mostly water and help us to stay hydrated. Watermelon have very few calories.

 

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Easter Bible Printables

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Easter is right around the corner and I wanted to share some newly updated resources with you!

On our sister site Christian Preschool Printables you’ll find a great collection of printable coloring pages, games, worksheets, and crafts you can use to teach your children about the true meaning of Easter.   New this year, we’ve added in a a Resurrection BINGO game as well as some colorful Easter Matching Cards you can use to play table games.  You’ll also find a great collection of Jelly Bean Prayer printables if you want to send children home with a special treat.


 

If you’re looking for an easy solution for teaching your Easter lessons this year, be sure to check out our Christian Easter Activity Pack:

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Easter Activity Pack

Over 80 pages of printable resources at your fingertips this Easter season!  This Bible Easter Activity Pack is filled with Bible games, worksheets, crafts and activity pages you can use to teach your little ones the story of Easter. This set is designed for the K-5 teacher or homeschool family and includes multi age resources to connect with different ages and abilities.  Look Inside

 


EasterPin2More Christian Easter Teaching Resources:

New Easter Resources:
Easter Coloring Pages (above)
Color Your Own Bookmarks (above)
Easter Cross Bookmarks
Editable Easter Verse Cards
Most Popular Easter Resources
Resurrection Egg Printables
Resurrection Lapbook
Easter Story Coloring Pages
Easter Story Folder Game
Easter Spin to Win Game
Bible Verse Printables for Easter
verse 1    verse 2    verse 3
Resurrection Crafts & Activities
Easter File Folder Games (Bible)
Easter File Folder Games (Eggs)
Jelly Bean Prayer Printables
Naturally Dyed Easter Egg Tips

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Physical Map Collage

StateMapThese fantastic maps are not only fun to make, but they are a great way to learn about your state or country’s terrain. This would be a great activity to teach children about the physical properties of land, as well as how to read a physical map

Materials:

Paper Mache Recipe
Newspaper
Mixing Bowl
Paint (blue, green, brown, white)
Paintbrushes

 


Suggest Resources for a Unit Study:

Maps2   geomaps    geoatlas GeoPuzzle2


Art Project Tutorial:

Step 1

Find a good picture of a Physical Map. Draw the outline of the state or country you'll be making.

Step 2

Find some old magazines and tear out some of the colors you'll use for the map. (Substitute bright colors for extra fun!)

Step 3

Set up a glue station for children to dip their brushes

Step 4

Tear up different colors of the magazines and place them in the right places on the map. Using different hues of a color and layering really make the map look more realistic.

All Done

Find the letters to make a title for your map, or even add a map key at the bottom.

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Thanksgiving Bible Coloring Pages

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we’ve got some adorable Bible Verse Coloring Pages and Cards you can use with your children and students this year!

If you need a simple craft you can turn these coloring pages into placemats by laminating them.  Or glue them to Fall colored construction paper and decorate the back with shiny stickers and then laminate them.

The cards are a wonderful starting point for children, they can color the outside then write what they are thankful for on the inside.

Download Thanksgiving Bible Verse Activity Pack Here

Find More Thanksgiving Printables Here:

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God Keeps His Promises Game

GodFaithfulChildren learning about Noah’s Ark can learn an important truth that God always keeps his promises.

We have a variety of Noah’s Ark printables, crafts and resources you can add to your Sunday School Lesson, but today I wanted to add in a center time activity.

This is a game that can be placed in your learning centers or morning activity table for children just arriving or played in your own home with sibilings.

Each child receives a gameboard that reads “God keeps his promises” and has a space for each color of the rainbow.

Children take turns drawing colors from the middle hoping to be the first one to fill up their rainbow board.

If a child draws a color they already have, it’s simply discarded and the next child takes a turn.

There is even a place for children to place their favorite color.

Download God is Faithful Game Here

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Expand your unit:

Noah’s Animal Groups Sorting Game

Noah’s Ark Crafts & Printables

Noah’s Ark Bible Verse Visuals

Noah’s Ark Worksheets & Timeline Cards

Noah’s Ark Lapbook

 

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Easter Cross Watercolor Craft

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Today we have an Easter Cross Watercolor Craft for children of all ages.

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Calvary Cross Watercolor Craft

 

What makes this easy and fun is that you can provide younger children with our printable template, making it easier for them to follow along.  Older children can start with a blank paper.

You start out with a little  white crayon in select areas:20140215_124311

And you finish up with an amazing watercolor of the cross on Calvary

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Click Here for the full Craft Tutorial

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Find More Easter Crafts & Printables Here

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Shamrock Poetry Printables

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St. Patrick’s day is coming soon, and we’ve got a great freebie for your kiddos!

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This is a concrete poetry template in the shape of a shamrock.  Children follow the brainstorming and  instruction sheet, then compose and write their poem around the shamrock.

Shamrock Template

Concrete Poetry Instructions

 

If your kiddos have fun with this one be sure to check out our complete Poetry Pack in our eStore!

 

 

 

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Siggy

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Wise Men Bible Lesson

If you’re teaching about the Three Wise Men this week, here are some helpful resources to plan your Sunday school lesson:

Maji

Gift of the Maji with real samples for kids!

ColoringWiseMen

Wise Men Bible Coloring Pages

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Wise Men Bible Verse Printables

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Wise Men Bible Craft

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Three Kings Story Telling Figures

Wise Men Game

Three Wise Men File Folder Game

Looking for more?

We have a great list of suggested websites and resources you can use for planning your Three Kings Bible Lesson Here

Siggy

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Father’s Day Poetry Page

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Just a quick little printable for you today!

I’ve just made two different Father’s Day Concrete Poetry Printables.

These make wonderful custom gifts from older children.
Have kiddos write different words to describe their Dad,
using the grey lines as a guide.

(Tip: UPPERCASE LETTERS FILL THE LINES OUT BETTER)
Use pencil first, then use a fine tip marker as the final draft.

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Father’s Day Poetry Page 1

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Father’s Day Poetry Page 2

If you find your kiddos enjoy these pages,
be sure you check out our Poetry Notebooking Pack!

It’s free for subscribers, and includes more Concrete Poetry templates!

Siggy

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Summer Fun School

We no longer technically homeschool over the Summer.
Ever since joining a local charter school we’ve decided to try and stick to the Monday-Friday, September through June schedule, but that doesn’t mean we don’t learn over the Summer.

If you’re looking for some simple ways to encourage learning over the Summer break here is a list of some Summer Fun School activities:

Lately I’ve noticed that my children have been enjoying skits and plays. Sometimes in their Language Arts curriculum or with certain books they are encouraged to act out a story and they are so very happy to do so. I recently looked up some fun 2-3 person skits on Puppet Resources and thought I might keep a few on hand for those “boring” Summer days.


Summer of Photography!
Why not take your kids and your camera out on a daily hike with a goal. ABC’s in photos. Only pink things. Or have children arrange vacation photos with their own captions. There are some great ideas at Montessori-Now for using photography over the Summer.

penpals

Want to keep kids writing over the Summer?
Enlist a willing friend or family member to become Silly Story Penpals!
Initiate the conversation with your children writing a silly story then asking the penpal to return the
favor. This is a great way to sneak in some creative writing, penmanship, and basic language arts skills, all while having fun.

Space Crafts and Activities
Summer is a great time to learn astronomy! From Summer nights spent looking at the stars, to the Persides meteror showers in August, you’ll find some great Summer opportunities to learn all about our universe. We actually use this Meteror Shower Ap to keep track and be reminded of them.
If you really want to get into Space over the Summer, consider investing in a telescope, or participating in a local stargazer event.

museum

Don’t forget about your local and semi-local museums!
Here is a list of US Museums by State.
There are so many wonderful exhibits to see, and it’s a great way for children to get excited about learning.

Chalk Pastels
This Summer we’ve ordered A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels, which includes 45 step by step tutorials. I plan on pulling it out whenever we hear “I’m bored,” or “It’s too hot,” ect…
Maybe by the end of Summer we’ll have a nice collection of artwork to start the year off.

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If you’re not looking for a full on set of art lessons,
why not print out a few of these adorable Color-in-Quotes!
A set of pretty markers and a stack of these will go a long way on a HOT Summer afternoon!

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Summer Reading!
Here is a handy printable your children can use to keep track of their Summer Reading. We laminated ours and used a dry erase marker. A special follow up worksheet is included as well. At the start of Summer make a goal, and when it is reached have an ice cream night with the family!

Summer Science Activities
Our ES brought some fun Soda bottle science activities last week, and the kids were loving every minute. They made tornados, dancing raisins, and even a shooting rocket bottle.

These science books include so many different science experiments you can do with your kiddos over the Summer, and they won’t even realize they are learning!

I’m sure there are TONS of other ideas out there,
I love how relaxed learning can be during the Summer!

Siggy

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Easter Printables and Resources

Easter is just around the corner!
Here is a “Pinnable” list of our most popular resources!

On Christian Preschool Printables we have:
Printable Resurrection Eggs
Easter Memory Match
Easter Wordwall Cards
Printable Puzzles
He is Risen Crafts
The Empty Tomb Craft
Easter Bingo
Easter Bookmarks
Easter Cross File Folder Games
Easter Memory Match
Easter Game
Hosanna Crafts
Easter Bible Verse Printables
and more

On Bible Story Printabes we have:

Easter Timeline Cards
Easter Storyboard Set
Easter Coloring Pages
Bible Story Minibook
Bible Verse Copywork Pages
The Story of Easter File Folder Game
and more….

Our Sponsors, Hearts at Home Curriculum
have an amazing deal right now on these animated Easter DVD’s.
You can get one DVD for $5 or 3 for $12.95 until 3/30/13.
(these are high quality videos produced by NEST entertainment!!)

On File Folder Fun we have five different Easter themed games:

Chick-n-Place
Colorful Easter Eggs
Eggciting “e”
Spring Peeps
Shattered Patterns

On LapbookLessons we have a free Easter Lapbook!
Even a Lapbook video for how to put it together.

Don’t forget to check out the fun Stained Glass Easter Crosses we made a couple years back.

One year we even tried out some natural methods of egg dying!
Best of all, most of the resources we had in stock in our kitchen.

Jelly Beans make great resources when teaching children about salvation!
On Little Blots of Faith we have these fun printable poems you can share
with children, as well as MANY more links and resources for planning out an Easter Lesson!

Hope that gets you off to a good start!


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Thanksgiving Bible Printables

I have added a few NEW Thanksgiving resources
this year, just in time to print and have ready for your
little ones next month.

These resources would all be great for a notebooking or lapbooking project,
or to enhance your Thanksgiving bible lessons.

If you find these useful, please share and help us spread the word!

1 Thessalonians 5:18 Printables

All Preschool Thanksgiving Bible Printables

Thankful Pumpkin Bible Verse Cards

Pumpkin File Folder Games

If you’re looking for ideas here is a Thanksgiving Lapbook we did a few years back

It is so funny to watch this video 5 years later, I feel like this was FOREVER ago!
Try to ignore my annoying breathing into the microphone ;)

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Fourth of July Bible Printables

Next week is Independence Day!

I can’t believe it is here again already.
It seems like it catches me by surprise every year.

Here are some printable resources you can use with your kiddos next week:
Or maybe Pin for next year :)

Preschool Bible Printables on Christian Preschool Printables

Includes:
God Bless America Coloring Sheet
USA Flag with Bible Verse
God Bless America Star Craft
God Bless America Wreath

K-5 Bible Printables on BibleStoryPrintables.com

Includes:
God Bless America Coloring Page
American Flag Bible Verse Copywork
Patriotic Prayer Journal
God Bless the USA Bible Bookmarks

From Teacher Gifts on Little Blots of Faith
(You can get some fun goodies from the Dollar Tree and wrap them with these custom labels)

Includes:
God Bless America Lollipop Sleeves
God Bless America Pencil Flags


Fourth of July Lapbook Printables on Lapbook Lessons

Includes:
Independence Day Cover Sheet
Fourth of July Minibook
Firework Colors Flapbook
Fourth of July Vocabulary
Bible Verse Copywork
Freedom Shapebooks
Fourth of July Flagbook
Fourth of July Coloring Page
and more….

fourth of july bible printables

Fourth of July File Folder Game on File Folder Fun

fourth of july bible crafts

Fourth of July Crafts & Activities on The Crafty Classroom

Includes:
American Flag Craft
Bald Eagle Balloon
Mayflower Craft
Mt. Rushmore Craft
Religious Freedom
Statue of Liberty
Symbolic Flag Craft
Tricorn Hat Craft

Some resources from around the web:

fourth of july calendar cards
Fourth of July Calendar Connections on 1+1+1=1

fourth of july hat craft

Patriotic Hat Craft on No Ordinary Moments

Hope that helps get you started!

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Science Activities: The Brain!!

We’re continuing on with our Human Anatomy science lessons.
If you haven’t already seen our activities for SKIN you can check out this post here.

These past couple of weeks we’ve been learning about THE BRAIN!

printable brain activities

We made these amazing brain hats from EllenjMcHenry.com

printable brain puzzle

We made our own brain puzzle to learn about the different lobes of the brain.

human anatomy crafts and activities

We made our own Electric Neurons

spinal cord craft for kids

And I made the kids an Egg Carton Spinal Cord to use as a visual,
As well as a variety of printable games and activities and charts:

label the brain game

human body printables

nervous system printables

jello brain mold

I even ordered a Brain Mold so we can make our own Jello brain!!

How fun will that be!

As usual I’ve posted all the files and photo tutorials for these activities on our main site,
You can find all our Brain/Nervous System crafts here.

And if you want to follow along with our Human Anatomy studies,
I’ll be posting links to each unit from this main page here.

UP Next: The EYE!!!

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Pssst: Did you see that Maureen from Spell Outloud is also teaching on Human Anatomy…..Lots of amazing science resources over there too, be sure to follow along!

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Mystery of History Activities


Have you solved the Mystery of His-Story?

We’re knee deep in our new History curriculum,
and loving every minute of it.

It’s The Mystery of History!
And it’s one of my favorite purchases this year,
and it was really worth every penny.

Before I got this curriculum I was a bit skeptical,
the price is what really stopped me,
but I found a great deal on ebay and decided to give
it a try.

Boy am I ever thankful I did.

If you’re not familiar with MOH, just looking at the program can be a bit daunting.
Initially I was pretty confused as to what programs I actually NEEDED, and what
parts were complimentary to the program.

(Thanks loyal FB followers for all the guidance!)

Since we’ve been using the program for a little over a month now,
I thought I’d post about what parts we are actually “Using”
and what parts aren’t getting used as much.

I purchased my set on ebay, and it included quite a bit of materials in the package.
You can get these (and more) individually from Bright Idea Press as well
I listed what we ended up with, below;
The products that we use the most have a little **star **

**MOH Curriculum Book**
(We use this book the most of course)

MOH Audio Curriculum
(I really thought we’d use this more, but not so much)

MOH Craft Pack CD
(Don’t use at all)

MOH A Crash Course from Creation to Christ by Linda Lacour Hobar on CD
(Don’t use at all)

MOH Printables & Reproducibles CD
(Semi-helpful, but I’ve got a copier at home)

**MOH Timeline Pieces**
(LOVE this set. Worth it)

**MOH Timeline Suggested Placement**
(This is quite helpful, not necessary but helpful)

MOH Coloring Pages
(Used for first couple of weeks, but kids weren’t interested

I also picked up a
**Blank Timeline from Miller Pads and Paper**

We are also using the Illustrated Children’s Bible when the lesson
coresponds with something that was recorded in the bible.
And here’s how we’re using the program:

Each week holds three lessons. So we are using
this program three days a week,one lesson for each day.
However because it’s VERY adaptable
we can expand a lesson to cover an entire week if needed.

Also for each lesson there are suggestions for follow up activities
that are age realated. We do these activities about 25% of the time.

For each lesson we are building up a timeline
(during which my children *graciously* take turns applying the glue stick
to the image and placing it on our timeline.)

As I mentioned before, I opted to pick up a cheaper brand of a blank timeline,
I’m not sure that it’s exactly the same size so we might run into problems later,
but so far we’re loving this aspect of the program, and with a $30 price difference
I’m sure we can figure out a way to make it work.

For the rest of the time we are using our own craft/activities
and our own notebooking visuals:

The notebooking visuals are just pages that help remind my children
some key facts that we learned. I’m big on visual memory techniques,
and we use these images during our lessons, review, and our oral quizzes.
I’m amazed at how much more information is retained when my little students
have something visually stimulating alongside the lesson.

If you want to follow along or print our MOH activities I’ve posted the first
three weeks here on our main site.
Again these are more like Visuals as opposed to notebooking pages, but they do
have small spaces throughout for children to customize the information.

(Note: There is actually a MOH notebook and lapbook for purchase too,
I didn’t pick one up myself, but the sample pages look great!)

Anyway, We are really excited about this program
I’m working on the next three weeks right now
and I”ll post them as soon as I finish!

Stay Tuned :)


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Not-Back-to-School: Curriculum Week


Not Back to School Blog Hop

Today I’m joining up with the Not-Back-to-School Blog Hop
in order to share what we’ll be using in our classroom for the upcoming
2011-2012 school year.

I will be homeschooling a 3rd Grader, and a First Grader next year,
and I’m going to do my best to OVERLAP learning where ever possible.

In order to prepare for our school year I’ve come up with a basic
outline of the different tasks I want my children to complete.

This here outline will pretty much serve as our
entire schedule for the WHOLE year.

Once it’s finished I’m just going to make myself
a weekly calendar and then I plan to
simply fly by the seat of my pants.
(I think that’s a type of homeschooling…right?)

Also….as a disclaimer:
This isn’t complete
Yet.
So if there are blanks or spaces in my outline it’s not a mistake
I just haven’t gotten there yet,
but I really, really wanted to join up in the blog hop,
so I’m posting now even though
there is still work to be done.

And really is a homeschool Mom’s work ever finished…?

Okay, disclaimer over
On to the fun stuff:

Bible Study


Goals:
• Identify biblical character qualities
• Memorize Scripture: 36 verses
• Memorize Entire Awana book

Resources:
• Seeds Family Worship Music w/Bible Printables
• We Choose Virtues (Review Coming Soon!)
• Awana Program
• Homeschool Creations Printables
• Printable Memory Chart
• Lessons in Righteousness

In Action: (Listen to Song each day, Virtue Stickers each day)
Day 1: Seeds Full Verse, Awana Verse, New Virtue
Day 2: Seeds Minibooks, Discuss trait/promise, Awana Verse, Virtue Game
Day 3: Seeds Copywork, Children say Awana Verse to Leader, Virtue
Day 4: New Awana Verse, Look up in Bible, Virtue
Day 5: Memory Chart Day, Sticker, bonus for last week

Reading/Language Arts


Goals:
• Expand Vocabulary
• Expand Comprehension
• Expand Spelling List
Resources:
• Christian Light Reader Grade 1 & Workbook
• Christian Light Reader Grade 3 & Workbook
• Dynamic Literacy

In Action: Children will have 1 week to complete each CL lesson. They can work at their own pace and will be responsible for making sure their work is completed by Friday.
Day 1: DL
Day 2: DL
Day 3: DL
Day 4: DL
Day 5: DL

Writing


Goals:
• Write at Third Grade Level
• Expand Vocabulary
• Learn Self-Check Methods
• Produce variety of papers
• Keep a basic daily writing journal

Resources:
• Write Source
• Writing Guides (I’ll be posting these as I make and use them)
• Hmmmm….Should I purchase an actual Writing Program?

In Action:
Each week Sissy will complete one paper, Each week Bubba will complete a writing project.
Day 1: Topic Choice, Brainstorming
Day 2: Details, Outline
Day 3: Rough Draft
Day 4: Revision
Day 5: Final Draft, Written or Typed.

Math


Goals:
• Proficiency with Multiplication & Skip Counting Facts 1-12.
• Prepare for 3rd Grade State Math Test, Meet all marks.

Resources:
• Math-U-See (Beta & Delta)
• Various Math Workbooks (Singapore Mental Math, Coordinate Graphing,
• Multiplication Pocket Folder (I might make a Division one too!)

In Action: Hmmm….better get to planning!
Day 1:
Day 2:
Day 3:
Day 4:
Day 5:

Foreign Language


Goals:
• Successfully complete 1 year in Spanish

Resources:
• Speekee Spanish w/Homeschool Curriculum
• Spanish Co-op 1x/week
• Spanish Workbook Level 1 & Level 2
• Library w/Spanish reading material

In Action:
Day 1: Speekee, Workbook
Day 2: Workbook
Day 3: Speekee, Workbook
Day 4: Workbook
Day 5: Co-op

Geography


Goals:
• 50 States w/Capitals and Locations
• Oregon State History, Industry, General Statistics

Resources:
• States Song (Both my children have almost got this song down!!)
• Sequence States & Capitols
• Scrambled States Game (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this game!)
• Road Trip USA from Confessions of a Homeschooler
• USA File Folder Game
• USA Atlas
• USA Map
• Stack the States iPhone Ap
• Oregon State Mini-Lapbook

In Action: (New State every week)
Day 1: Song, Map State, Nickname
Day 2: Song, State Flashcard, State Facts
Day 3: Song, Coloring Page, State Abbreviation
Day 4: Song, Map State on own, w/Capitol
Day 5: Song, State Flag added to “Passport”

Technology


Goals:
• Increase WPM typing skills
• Learn basics of MS Word, Type up Writing Project
• Learn basics of Power Point, Create Presentation
• Learn basics of Photoshop, Create Custom Graphic
• Demonstrate Online Skills in Researching Topics
• Navigate Online Library
• Use CPU for Reference tools (dictionary, calculator)
• Understand Online safety rules.

Resources:
• Typing Instructor for Kids
• Photoshop
• Power Point/MS Word & Online Tutorials for Kids
• Library

In Action:
Day 1: Typing
Day 2: Software (PP, Word, PS, or….)
Day 3: Typing
Day 4: Software (PP, Word, PS, or….)
Day 5: Typing

History


Goals:
• Begin to Learn Biblical History
• Create Visual Timeline book
• Expand American History (Unit Study Native Americans)
• Learn State History
Resources:
• Mystery of History (36 weeks)
• Blank Timeline Printables
• Library System

In Action:
Day 1: Lesson & Activity
Day 2: Lesson & Activity
Day 3: Lesson & Activity
Day 4: Review & Timeline
Day 5: Review & Quiz

Science


Goals:
• Learn the scientific method
• Complete Science Projects (Hands on)
• End Year with Science Presentation w/Oral Report

Resources:
• Hmmmm….You’re thoughts? I’m trying to decide between Truth in Science & Apologia!

In Action:
Day 1:
Day 2:
Day 3:
Day 4:
Day 5:

Physical Education / Health


Goals:
• Play one team sport per season.
• Show and understand sportsmanship

Resources
• P.E. Co-Op
• Community Sports
• P.E. Co-Op

In Action:
Day 1: Nutrition Lesson, Team Sport Activity
Day 2: P.E. Co-op
Day 3: Nutrition Lesson, Team Sport Activity
Day 4: P.E Co-op
Day 5: Free Play

Homemaking for Sissy


Goals:
• Learn to cook 3 different meals
• Learn 5 different embroidery stitches
• Expand knitting, sewing, skills (Sissy)
• Earn 5 badges in Club

Resources:
• Club
• Sewing for Kids
• Recipes for Kids

In Action:
Day 1:
Day 2:
Day 3:
Day 4:
Day 5: Project Free Time

Leadership for Bubba


Goals:
• Learn to cook 3 different meals
• Identify 10 different tools and their use
• Learn to hammer, screw, sand, and bond wood.
• Complete Little Contenders of the Faith Workbook

Resources:
• Little Contenders of Faith

In Action:
Day 1:
Day 2:
Day 3: Contender Project
Day 4:
Day 5: Skills Project followed by Free Time

Okay, so there it all is!
Now I’m off to explore all the other great Week One entries at the blog hop,
I’m sure I’ll have my blanks filled in in no time!

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Van Gogh & Matisse

We have completed a couple more of our Famous Artist crafts
this time we learned about Vincent Van Gogh and Henri Matisse.

We are continuing to use the “Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists” series

For Van Gogh we turned this:
van gogh craft

Into this:

van gogh printables

And for Matisse we used these:

famous artist printables
matisse craft

To make these:

matisse craft kids

All instructions are up on the main site as well as printable artist cards for each artist!

artist printables

Stay Tuned or Subscribe for more Crafty Fun!

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Warhol & Pollock

I just finished uploading two more of our Famous Artist Crafts!

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Jackson Pollock

This was a well loved activity for my kids,
they loved blowing with the straws!
Me? I wan’t really into passing out
for an art project, but they were in dizzy oblivion.

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Andy Warhol

These were really fun, Sissy enjoyed this a bit more then Bub,
who found it daunting to color in one color for each open space.

andy warhol printables

I included some fun Warhol printables,
you can snag the boy & the girl as well as
some adorable cupcakes or some sneakers!

Older children can design their own!

Eveything is uploaded to our Famous Artist Craft Section!

PSSST…. Here’s a sneak peak at who’s coming next:

Stay Tuned!

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Rocks and Minerals Discover Day!


Rocks and Minerals homeschool lesson

Last week I set up this Rocks and Minerals Discovery table for the kids to explore with! Let me tell you that they L-O-V-E-D it, and it was hard to wrap it up and move on to the next thing. (Don’t you just hate when you have to pry them away from learning in order to get them to eat something?)

minerals kit

I used a few different kits that I picked up at the local teacher store, as well as our local museum. If you’re looking to pick up a kit for your classroom, I think the Minerals kit was better because it came with a streak plate and a nail to test the rocks with. However, the more “fancy” rocks like the ones in the first photo are the ones we picked up at the Museum, and you can snag a nice kit of some here online.

Here are some photos of the different stations that I set up:

rocks and minerals activities

Rocks and Minerals activities

Click here for the rest of them, including details for each one.

Rocks and Minerals Printables

I also made up this handy Rocks and Minerals printable to keep track of all the information we collected about the rocks. These print 2 to a page so you can easily have a bunch on hand for your kiddos to fill out.

Geology

And CurrClick has a Rocks and Minerals Flash Card Set for Free!

Stay tuned for more Rocks and Minerals Activities!

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Make Your Own Fossils

We’ve been slowly fazing in some Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils to our science lessons, and this was one of the activities that we just had to do!

fossil crafts

So...here is a super simple way for children to make their own fossils.

I had no idea that Plaster of Paris could be so easy to work with!

(I had envisions of cement mixers, inhaling nasty white powder, and crusty rock formations on my best spatula)

However with a little prep work, None of that occurred, and we had a fantastic time making fossils!

And apparently our excavation site was somewhere in the Asian territory of a remote place called “ANIHC”

fossil crafts

Too Cute Right?

Click Here for full Photo Instructions!

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