123 Homeschool 4 Me: July 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Printable Coupons: Save up to $16 in Kraft Coupons

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Grocery Coupons

Grocery coupons are a great way to save money!  Here are some Kraft coupons for your next grocery trip.
Printable Kraft Coupons #grocerycoupons #PackedwithSavings #CollectiveBias

I am always looking for new and fun activities to enjoy during the summer, but costs can start to add up quickly! Saving money whenever and wherever I can is important, especially during the summer months. Kraft Foods wants to help you save money without sacrificing on great taste and quality by offering multiple HIGH value coupons worth $16.25. If you can cut back your grocery bill, that opens up the possibility for fun activities with your family and friends all summer long! Be sure to download these coupons now to begin saving! You can find all of these great deals on http://cbi.as/copy

#PackedwithSavings #CollectiveBias

Chores for Kids by Age

Ever wondered what chores your kids are old enough to help with? Here is a great list of chores for kids by age level.
Kid Chores by Age

Lots of Back to School Traditions

We are big on traditions at our house. I think kids benefit immensely from the repetition and excitement that tradition brings; they are usually the things that kids remember their entire life.
I’ve shared our birthday traditions, Christmas traditions, and vacation tradition, but today I wanted to share our back to school tradition.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

You Might be a Homeschool Parent if . . .

A little humor that only homeschooling parents will understand . . .
Are you a homeschooling parent Check the signs to find out!

FREE Zoo Fieldtip Animal Reports

Here is a fun way to turn a trip to the zoo into a fun, educational sceince field trip! These Zoo Fieldtrip Animal Reports will help your kids to explore the zoo more in-depth.  These are great for Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten, and elementary age kids.
FREE Zoo Fieldtrip Animal Reports - Great for field trips to the zoo for homeschool toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary students.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Craft and Pray Around the World: A Christmas Experience for Families

If you are looking for a unique, meaningful Christmas experience for your family this December you are going to want to take a look at my newest book – Craft and Pray Around the World.
Christmas Activities for Christian Families - Craft and Pray Around the World #Christmas #kidsactivities #homeschooling

Make an Indoor Fort with Pool Noodles

Looking for a fun, inexpensive way for your kids to make an indoor fort? I love this pool noodle playhouse!
Make an Indoor Fort with Pool Noodles #kidsactivities

Jake and the Neverland Pirates Pack

If you have a Jake and the Neverland Pirates fan they are going to love learning with these free preschool worksheets for Toddler - 3rd grade.
FREE Jake and the Neverland Pirates Worksheets for Kids - These are so cute! What a fun way for kids to practice alphabet letters, numbers, counting, adding, and so much more with a fun disney inspired theme for preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade kids.
*These worksheets are inspired by Jake and the Never Land Pirates. These are not licensed by or endorsed by Disney.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Make Preschool FUN with Disney Junior

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Preschool Fun with Disney Junior back to School Products! #Ready4Preschool  #shop

46% off Complete Magic School Bus Series on DVD

Right not you can get 46% off the complete magic school bus series on DVD! YAHOO!


My kids love the Magic school bus. They love the silly adventures Miss Frizzle takes with the kids. I love the Magic School Bus because my kids are learning – a lot! I am amazed at what they retain and are sharing with us thanks to this clever, educational show!

Right now…you can get an amazing deal on all 58 episodes of The Magic School Bus on DVD!

Make 3D Artwork with Foam Paint Recipe

Make a super cool 3D artwork with this simple foam recipe for kids activities.
#kidsactivities #art #playrecipes #preschool

Homeschool Curriculum for 1st and 3rd Grade

Homeschool curriculum choices for 1st grade and 3rd grade. See what math program, science, history, spanish, and more a fellow homeschool mom is using this upcoming year in our homeschool.
homeschool curriculum for 1st grade and 3rd grade  #homeschool

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Edible Funfetti Playdough Recipe

Simple playdough recipe that is safe to eat.
Simple Edible Play Dough Recipe for Preschool Sensory Play

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Skip Counting Paths: Practice Counting by 9s and 10s

For those that have been asking, here are the Skip Counting Paths Worksheets to help your Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade student to practice counting by 9s and 10s.
Free Skip Counting by 9s and 10s math worksheets #mathworksheets #kindergarten #homeschooling

Friday, July 25, 2014

9 Kids Activities to Learn through Play

This week I am sharing 8 kids activities to help kids playfully learn through play.
9 Kids Activities to Learn thru Play #preschool #homeschool #kidsactivities

25 Clever Household Items for Kids to BUILD

Super clever ordinary household materials your kids can use to build.
25 household items kids can use to build - building activities for kids

Thursday, July 24, 2014

60% off Sum Swamp Math Game for Kids

This would make a really fun addition to your homeschool this year! Kids won’t even know they are practicing addition and subtraction when they are playing a fun game!


Save 60% off Sum Swamp right now


Cooking up Math – Domino Cookies for Kids

Teach your toddler and preschool child to count by baking domino cookies!
Cool Math Games - Domino Cookies activity for preschoolers

Simple, Hands on Logic Math for 2nd Graders

I am always looking for ways to help my kids think, reason, practice logic. Those problems solving skills are super important throughout their entire life! Here is fun math game we did for some hands on logic.
Shape Logic Math is a cool math games for K-3rd grade #mathgames #homeschooling #kindergarten #1stgrade

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Brick Spelling Tests (freebie!)

Free printable brick style spelling test for homeschoolers in 1st-6th grade.  Each spelling test is for  10, 15, or 20 words with dictation. This is just one of our many FREE Worksheets for Kids!
FREE Lego Spelling Tests for 10, 15 or 20 words for first grade, second grade, third grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students. Perfect for homework, spelling practice, homeschooling families, and more. SO CUTE!!
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Alphabet Mail Activity for Kids

Teach kids to start alphabetizing with this fun, hands on mail activity.
post office ideas for preschool
Kids love getting mail!
To capitalize on an interest our kids already have we have worked on handwriting and writing skills by writing letters to Grandma [which means getting mail from Grandma too].
Alphabet Mail from No Time for Flashcards is another great way to follow your child’s own interests to make a fun, educational activity. Who said the alphabet had to be a boring worksheets?!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Teach a 2nd Language in your Homeschool with Rosetta Stone

Are you teaching a 2nd language in your homeschool? 

As someone who grew up bilingual let me tell you – you should be teaching your kids a 2nd language and you should do it while they are young. Children will catch on easier, develop a better accent, and will resist the new language less when you start them off from a young age. The best approach to learning a new language is immersion, but if you are not a native speaker that can pose a problem. I highly recommend Rosetta Stone which is an easy to use immersion software that will successful teach your child a 2nd language.
Why? When? How? Teach your Child a 2nd Language - Rosetta Stone in our Homeschool
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Kids Learn about the MOON

Help your child learn about the phases of the moon in this fun, hands on activity.
learn about the moon through gross motor play #science #preschool

Monday, July 21, 2014

Learn Your Name with 6 Fun Activities

Help children learn their name with these fun, hands on activities for kids.
Teach Children their name with these fun activities

August Activity Calendar for Kids

This is the final month in our Summer Bucket List – Monthly Activity Calendars for Families. I hope your family enjoys Augusts Activity Calendar and creates some priceless memories together!
Summer Bucket List with 3 months of FUN Family Activities

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Smores Math for Kids

Fun hands on early math with Smores Math Busy Bag for preschool and kindergarten.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Human Body Kids Activities

Hands on kids activities for kids to learn about the human body for homeschool and preschool kids.
Human Body Activities for Kids - so many fun, creative, and unique ideas for kids to learn about their bodies: heart, blood, lung, brain, bones, and more for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade kids (homeschool)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Learn through Hands on Exploration & TGIF #128

With the school year about a month away I thought I share some really fun ways to learn through hands on exploration!
Learn through hands on exploration - homeschool and preschool fun with science and math with lego

When Kids say MEAN things to your Children

What do you say when kids say mean things to your children?
Help Kids Deal with Hurtful Comments - Tips for helping your child stand up for themselves when dealing with mean comments from other kids. A great way to help prepare your child for Kindergarten.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

FREE Draw Write Now Worksheets

Do your kids love to draw?  Grab these free printable worksheets to accompany the Draw Write Now drawing series for kids.
FREE Draw, Write, Now  Printables - these are such a great way for kids to learn to draw and practice handwritting at the same time (homeschool, prek, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade)

Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips Recipe

Here is a delicious, easy to make homemade treat your family will love – Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips.

Cinnamon Dessert Chips Recipe - these are sooooo yummy and EASY to make! They are a fun snack, easy dessert, and perfect dessert for mexican food (or anything else really)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The BEST Pinterest Boards for every Subject!

Are you following the best pinterest boards to homeschool every school subject? Here are the BEST pinterest boards for every subject!
Best Homeschool Pinterest Boards

Kindergarten Word Family Sliders

Here is a fun way for Kindergarten kids to work on their fine motor skills while gaining confidence reading word families. These 20 FREE Kindergarten Word Family Sliders are a fun homeschool language arts activity for kids.
FREE Kindergarten Word Families Activity : Word Family SLIDERS - These are so cute and great practice sounding out words for Preschool too. Just color, cut, slide, and read.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Fun Rainy Day Craft

Rainy days are perfect days for making some fun, one-of-a-kind crafts with your kids!
A super rainy day activity for kids: making art using rain!

Healthy, Trim Mama Summer Meal Plan for Families

Here is what I am using, my healthy meal planner. This menu assumes you are trying to drop weight while at the same time eating a healthy, well balanced diet that will be enjoyed by the entire family. Because you are too busy to cook two different meals every night!
free Healthy meal Planner for families #mealplanner #recips
Are you looking for a simple to follow FREE monthly meal plan that allows you to loose weight without having to prepare separate meals for your family? This is where my husband & I found ourselves. We knew we needed to drop weight, but we still wanted to eat health, nutritious, well balance real food.  We cut out flour and refined sugar and had amazing results dropping 20 lb the first month. So if you are trying to drop weight or just maintain a healthy lifestyle – this menu is for you!
Note: I am not claiming to be a nutritionist or medical professional, this is just what worked for our family.

Monday, July 14, 2014

$10 off Kiwi Crate

Save HUGE on Kiwi Crate orders right now with this limited time promo code for July 2014!

From now until the end of July 2014 you can get $10 off your new Kiwi Crate subscription [plus free shipping]! Just enter code GET10!

You and your kids are going to love the convenience and FUN of these monthly projects for kids 3-10 years old!

Helping Children READ - Reading Level Pointers

You learned what book level your child should be reading in Making Sense of Reading Levels for Parents .  Now here are reading level pointers to further equip you to help your child read!
Learn to Read Reading Level Pointers via Lessons Learnt Journal

Best Homemade Salsa Recipe

It took us forever to perfect our homemade salsa recipe, but we finally feel like it is perfect. This is wonderful to make late summer when tomatoes, peppers, and cilantro are ripe in the home garden.
best homemade salsa recipe #recipes #salsa

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Great LEGO Deals on Amazon

The deals just keep coming at Amazon during Christmas in July!
discounted lego sets in Amazon's big Christmas in July Lego sale event. Love the Lego White House, Lego Disney Princess Castle, Lego Fire station and more!

20 Alphabet Games for Boys

Get boys excited about learning their alphabet letters with these fun alphabet games for kids!
20 Awesome ABC Games for Boys

Saturday, July 12, 2014

33% off Snap Circuits

One of my sons favorite toys is, believe it or not, an educational toy! Amazon continues its amazing deals on toys in July  by offering this educational toy for kids 7-15 years of age for 33% off!

33% off Snap Circuits

Make Your Own Dinosaur Activity for Kids

Simple dinosaur activity for kids and families.
dinosaur skeleton

Friday, July 11, 2014

Disney’s Polynesian Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show

Have you ever wondered about doing a Disney Dinner Show? For two table service credits you can enjoy the Polynesian Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show meal complete with dancing and fire dancers.
Disney's Polynesian Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show Review

TGIF #127

It’s Friday and time for TGIF! Since we missed last weeks part for TGIF and the week before that cause my inlaws had a flooded basement we had to bale out…. I don’t have any features.  But next week I’ll have some extra features!

Don’t forget you can see tons of great ideas for playing and learning on my Preschool Play & Lean Pinterest Board!

Learning Resources Preschool Toys Sale

We love our Learning Resources educational toys. Here are some fun educational toys from Learning Resources that are on sale right now! Stock up for your homeschool preschool starting soon . . .
Huge toy sale at Amazon

Thursday, July 10, 2014

FREE Fairy Coloring Sheets for Kids

Here are some fun and FREE printable Fairy themed Coloring Pages for Toddlers and Preschoolers to color. These worksheets for kids are great for summer or Disney Tinker bell fans!
FREE Fairy Coloring Pages - these super cute coloring sheets are perfect for toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and first grade kids who love the Disney fairies like tinkerbell. Plus they are great for strengthening fine motor skills they will need to write. So give them lots of fee coloring pages this summer.

Easy to Dye Rainbow Oats for Sensory Play

How to easily dye Oats for sensory play and practice making letters!
Oats for practicing letters and sensory play

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Disney Fisher Price Little People Sale

I was so excited to see these adorable Disney character Fisher Price Little People on sale I thought – these would make great birthday or Christmas presents….so buy them now & stock them away for later =)

Delicious Homemade Pasta and Meat Sauce

Simple explanation on how to make your own pasta! It is easy to do, tastes delicious, and is a whole lot better for you than the pre-made boxed kinds.

How to Make your own homemade pasta with egg noodle pasta recipe and homemade meat sauce recipe

Creative Ways to PLAY with Water this Summer

Are yours kids looking for a summer kids activity instead of the traditional kiddie pool or running in the sprinklers. Here are some really creative and fun ways to play with water this summer!
Water Play

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

FREE Frozen Reward Chart for Kids

Help encourage your kids to read, use the toilet, do their chores, or any other task that needs completing with these fun and free Disney Frozen Inspired Reward Charts.
Free Frozen Charts for kids are such a fun way to track Chores, Reading books, and many other things with a fun Anna, Elsa, and Olaf them.

Monday, July 7, 2014

What does it mean if your child had Auditory Sensory Processing Issues?

Does your child have Sensor Processing Issues? Come learn what it means to have auditory sensory processing problems.
What does it mean if your child has auditory sensory processing issues?

Summer Kids Activity: Blowing Colorful Clouds

Looking for a fun summer activities for kids? You are going to love blowing colorful cloud bubbles!
This is such a fun summer activities for kids! Unlike conventional bubbles, these make long clouds or snakes of bubbles in any color you can imagine. SO MUCH FUN! Must add to summer bucket list.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

50 FUN Hands on Spelling Activities for Kids

Here is a HUGE list of hands on spelling games for kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade homeschoolers!
50 hands on spelling games for kids

Saturday, July 5, 2014

FREE Tools Coloring Sheets

FREE printable coloring sheets for Toddlers and Preschoolers. These are great for building a tool vocabulary or for little Daddy's helper.
FREE Tools Coloring Sheets for Kids

Best Backyard Games for Summer

If you are looking for some really fun backyard games for your kids and family to play this summer. Here are 32 of the most clever and fun ideas out there.
backyard Come check out how to make backyard obstacle courses, giant Jenga games, family size kerplunk, Twister for the family and more fun summer kids activiites.
32 of the Best Backyard Games & Activities from Listotic

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Egg Geode Science Experiment

Here is another really fun science experiment your kids will love to try this summer. Make your own egg geodes.
Egg Geode Experiment for kids #science #homeschooling