Tag Archives : Fun Boxes

Making History Fun!


Hello fellow students of life! Today I wanted to show you how we make our history lessons more fun, hands-on, and memorable!     It is my belief that when students are creating things themselves they tend to remember it better. And since history isn’t always the most exciting subject for some kids, we like to do things to make…

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Homeschool Variety


Do your kids ever get bored with doing school at home everyday? Looking to add in a little variety and fun? Look no further than your local library! Today I packed up bags for each of my kiddos and we headed out to our local library for a day of school!   Each student grabbed a good sized bag (for…

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Educational Insights: Smens Review & Giveaway


So today, I have another fun little giveaway from Educational Insights for you! Smens Scented Pens! The Smens from Educational Insights have become our latest summer school motivating tool! We’ve been using them to complete our Summer Bridge Activities from Carson Dellosa. We do a lesson each day and the Smens are our “special” pens for these activities. Somehow having…

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Educational Insights Sneaky Squirrel Giveaway


Hi everyone, I have another awesome giveaway from the super cool people at Educational Insights today! We had so much fun reviewing the Sneaky Squirrel game. It was easy enough that the younger kids could catch on, and it moved fast enough that it kept the attention of everyone. The kids literally love this game! The Rules: The game starts…

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iPhone Educational Tools


When I first got my iPhone the thought of letting one of my kids even touch it was like “NOT HAPPENING!” Then slowly, I allowed them to play games here and there as a way to keep them occupied. It was such a hit, my kids asked if they could use the tickets they earned from doing chores to play…

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Easter Egg Dyed Yarn Tutorial


I recently found a wonderful tutorial for using Easter egg dye to create hand dyed yarn and just had to try it! Now, I’m not exactly a rule follower, and the tutorial mentioned prior was too much work for me, so I surfed around and found this tutorial which was much less work. I adjusted it a tad and it…

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Living Math Ideas


Last week, I reviewed Loving Living Math by Cindy West. I love the ideas she presents in the book, and plan to implement the ideas for next year. (See my review here.) Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m a planner, and so I’ve been working on ideas to add into our homeschool. Of course I’m going to share them…

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Knitting On A Loom


We are involved in a local Keeper’s of the Faith group, and this month we learned how to knit on a loom. We’ve also tried knitting with needles, but for young kids, this is a very easy way to go! It also goes really fast, which helps to encourage! It’s fairly simple once you get started. I realize it’s kind…

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What’s in the Box Wednesday: First Grade


Welcome to What’s in the Box Wednesday! I’ve been trying to get back to adding in fun things to our workboxes lately! With the end of our year in sight, I’ve been slacking a little, but the kids notice and have requested more fun things. These were our first grade boxes for today: Abeka Reading Abeka Letters and Sounds Tape…

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Guidecraft Interlox Review & Giveaway!


Hi everyone! Can anyone guess what today is? You got it, it’s Guidecraft review and giveaway day, yipee! I have to say the Interlox might be one of my favorites! Do I say that every time? Okay, well, whatever! I love these things and so do the kids! They’re great for inspiring creativity, and super easy to use! My son…

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K4 Level Curriculum: My First Books


Hi everyone! I have another fun K4 Preschool curriculum treat for you today! These are cute beginning readers called My First Books, that can be used by preschool-K4 level students. –>Click here to download My First Books<– There are 8 mini-books total in this download. I think it’s fun to cut out the pages then staple together like a real…

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DIY Pom-Poms


Pom-poms! I remember making tons of little animals and things using pom-poms when I was younger! While I remember it being easy, I actually had to Google how to make them again, but it was as I remembered, super easy! And a great project for kids too! Supplies: Cardboard rectangle (mine is about 1.5” wide and yielded a 2” pom-pom)…

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