123 Homeschool 4 Me: August 2014

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Waterfall Painting for Preschoolers

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Preschoolers love painting! Check out this unique waterfall painting project for kids.
Colorful Waterfall Painting for Preschoolers #preschool #painting #kids

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Catapult Painting is FUN!

Now is the perfect time to do some outdoor art projects! Your kids [especially boys] will love this catapult painting kids activities!
Catapult Painting Kids Activity #kids #play #painting

Friday, August 29, 2014

Fun Fall Activities for Kids & TGIF

With the first of September just around the corner I thought you'd enjoy lots of fun fall activities for kids.
Fun Fall Activities for Kids #fall #kidsactivities #preschool

Foam Blocks + Shaving Cream = LOTS of Fun!

If you are looking for a really fun, simple to set up activity you are going to love this preschool kids activities.
Foam Blocks + Shaving Cream = LOTS of fun!  #preschool #play #kidsactivities

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Practice CVC words with Q-tips

Here is a fun, hands on way to practice CVC words.
Practice CVC words with Q-tips #preschool #kindergarten

FREE! Printable Handwriting Paper

Looking for some blank writing pages for handwriting, letters, stories, spelling tests, writing sentences and more? Here are a whole bunch of FREE blank writing pages for whatever your homeschooler needs.
Worksheets for Kids - Free blank writing pages #handwriting #worksheets #homeschool #education

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bible Verse Review Game: Tower Stack

Great Bible verse review game for families or Sunday School classes that work with any verse.
Tower Stack: Bible Verse Review Activity #kids #homeschool #sundayschool

Alphabet Books for Kids

Help kids practice their letters while reading some fun picture books with these alphabet books.
Alphabet Books for Kids #alphabet #preschool #bookrecommendations

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

20 Fun Ways to Learn Spelling Words

Do you struggle with making kids practice their spelling words? Make it fun with spelling games.
20 ways to learn spelling words #spelling #homeschool #education

Solve It! Printable Parts of Speech Game

Teach kids about parts of speech with this fun printable Solve It Game! Includes noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, and adverb. Perfect for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.
Solve It! Parts of Speach Game for Elementary Students #education #homeschool #languagearts

Monday, August 25, 2014

FREE Johnny Appleseed Coloring Sheets

Here are some fun and FREE printable Johnny Appleseed themed Coloring Pages for Toddlers and Preschoolers to color. These are great for September to go along with a September apple unit!
FREE Johnny Appleseed Coloring pages for kids in September #coloringpages #preschool

How to Make Apple Chips - Delicious and Healthy

If you are looking for a healthy alternative to chips, you are going to love the satisfying crunch of apple chips. They are delicious and nutritious!
how to make apple chips - they are delicious, easy to make, and healthy too! #recipes #fall #realfood

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Preschool School Bus Game

Preschoolers will love sorting numbers and letters with this fun yellow school bus.
Preschool Alphabet Letter Bus Sorting Game #preschool #education #alphabet

Friday, August 22, 2014

25 Name Activities for Kids

Is your preschooler trying to learn their name? Here are over 25 clever name activities for kids.
Help kids learn their name - 20 Name Activities #preschool #kindergarten

17 Amazing Alphabet Activities & TGIF

Come get inspired with 17 amazing alphabet activities for kids!

17 amazing alphabet activities for kids #alphabet #preschool #kindergarten

Thursday, August 21, 2014

How to get MORE Fastpass + [like 15 or more!]

If you are disappointed that Disney’s old Fastpass system is gone because you can only get 3 Fastpass pluses, don’t be! You can now get most more fastpass + and here is how.
How to get MORE fastpass+ at Disney (like 15+) #disney #magickingdom #disneyvacations

Top 25 Chapter Book Series Book Recommendations 1st-3rd Grade

Here are more than 25 great chapter book series your 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade student will love to read themselves or have read aloud to them.
Top 25 chapter book series for first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade. These are great series for summer reading to get kids excited about reading for reading clubs.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tips for Teaching Letter Sounds to Kids

Here are some tips for teaching letters and letter sounds to preschool and kindergarten children.
Tips-for-Teaching-Letters-and-Letter-Sounds #alphabet #preschool #kindergarten

FREE Kindergarten Worksheets

This page is filled with almost 200 FREE printable Kindergarten Worksheets, Kindergarten Games, and more to help kids practice Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Art, Bible, Music!
Over 100 FREE Kindergarten worksheets, games, and units #kindergarten #homeschooling

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

My Favorite Laminator is 78% off!

Didn’t want you to miss this great deal!
my favorite laminator is 78% off

Kids Playtime with Faces

Kids will have fun making crazy faces as this fun, out-of-the-box kids activities.
Crazy Faces Kid Activities #toddler #preschool #kidsactivities

FREE! Brick Style Alphabet Mats (We use with LEGO Duplo)

Here is a fun, playful way to introduce alphabet letters to toddlers and preschoolers using kid favorite Lego Duplos.
FREE Lego Duplo Alphabet Mats for Preschoolers #lego #alphabet #preschool
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Monday, August 18, 2014

Dictionary Detective Worksheets for Kids

If you are looking for a fun way to teach your homeschooler how to use the dictionary you are going to love Dictionary Detective Worksheets for Kids. 
FREE Dictionary Detectives Worksheets for Kids in 2nd and 3rd Grade #worksheets #homeschooling

Is your child a picky eater?

Makes some changes to help you child with this practical advice and tips to help a picky eater.
DTips for Turning Around a Picky Eater  #parenting #kids #eating

Now Available! The 2014 Homeschool Omnibus

For all of you that have been asking about the Omnibus….. the spectacular once-a-year sale is here! For 7 days ONLY you can get the 2014 Omnibus with over 100 ebooks for only $25!  Plus, as a bonus for my readers, I will include 2 BONUS Books FREE!  Sale has now ended.Homeschool Omnibus 2014 has over 80 ebooks filled with homeschool, parenting, and preschool materials for only $25

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

Feed the Shark, Bible Coloring Page, TGIF #132 + more!

Get ready to start pinning up a storm and planning some fun kids activities because it’s Friday and time for our fun kids linky party. Come take a peak at last weeks features and then browse through dozens of new ideas this week.

Feed the Shark Playdough Geometry from Left Brain Craft Brain

Creative Ways to Be KIND to your Kid

Improve your relationship with your child by focusing on being kind to them.
Practical and creative ways to be kind to your child #parenting #momstuff

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Best Way to Teach Alphabet Letter Sounds

If you have a toddler, preschool, kindergarten, or 1st grade child who is trying to learn about the sounds letters make to eventually start sounding out words you must get Leap Frog Letter Factory DVDs.
Teach Kids Alphabet Letter Sounds with Leap Frog Letter Factory (currently 50% off!)

Baking Soda Dough Recipe

Make baking soda dough to allow kids to make realistic starfish to dry and keep.
Baking Soda Dough Recipe to make starfish craft #kidsactivities #crafts

FREE 2nd Grade Spelling Word Crossword Puzzles

Here is a super fun way to help your 2nd grader practice spelling and build vocabulary while playing a language arts game!
FREE 2nd Grade Crossword Spelling Puzzles #spelling #worksheetsforkids #homeschooling

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Skip Counting Puzzles

If you are looking for a fun way to practice skip counting with your Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, or 3rd grade homeschooler you are going to loves these skip counting puzzles.
Skip Counting Puzzles are a way cool math games for Kindergarten - 3rd grade #mathgames #homeschooling #kindergarten

Lots of Busy Bags

Toddlers and Preschoolers love the on demand fun and learning you get with busy bags.
Lots of busy bags for toddlers and preschoolers #toddler #preschool

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

500+ FREE Writing Prompts for Kids

Over 500 pages of writing prompts for Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade kids including monthly writing prompts, seasonal writing prompts,holiday writing prompts, and more.
500+ pages of free writing prompts for K-4th Grade #writingprompts #homeschooling

Fall Leaf Printing with Markers

My kids love collecting leaves in the fall! So we end up wit lots of beautiful leaves from our daily walks. I was trying to find something different to do with the leaves, you know other than just crayon leaf rubbings or preserving leaves. So we made fall leaf prints with markers. It was a huge hit at our house so I thought I’d share it with you too.
Fall Leaf Printing with markers #craftsforkids #kidsactivities #fallactivities

How to Stop Yelling at your Kids!

How to stop yelling at your kids with one simple tip.
how to stop yelling at your kids #parenting #momstuff

Monday, August 11, 2014

Party Themes (Princess, Pirate, Dogs, and more!)

I love throwing elaborate parties for my kids. To help inspire you, I wanted to make sure you could see all our party themes in one place, so here they are:
Over 15 fantastic birthday parties with lots of amazing cakes, games, decorations, and more

Preschool Hands on Learning

Your Preschooler will love this hands on learning activity with colors, shapes, and numbers.
Preschoolers learn colors, shapes, and counting 1-5 with this fun, hands on free preschool printable

How to Make Homemade Applesauce

How to Make Homemade Applesauce

Our dwarf apple tree {that we were about to pull out this year} has finally paid off! This year we had a wonderful crop of more than 4 bushels of apples. We have a 5 in 1 tree so we get 5 different apple varieties all from our tree. Our favorite thing to do with all the apples is to make homemade applesauce. Not only does it make the house smell wonderful and is delicious, it is easy to preserve for later.
Our homemade applesauce recipe #recipes #fall

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Family Keepsake Art

I love making special crafts as a family that will not only hang on our walls now, but will bring back sweet memories for a lifetime. Check out this adorable family keepsake art.

Family Keepsake Art  #familyfun #craftsforkids #preschool

You can get the directions on how to make this simple, beautiful family craft from The Realistic Mama.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Twig Weaving Craft for Kids

Elementary age and older kids will love this beautiful, nature inspired fall craft for kids.
Twig Weaving Craft for Kids #craftsforkids #fall #homeschooling

Dozens of Kids Activities in TGIF #131

It’s Friday which means it’s time for our fun kids linky party. Come take a peak at last weeks features and then browse through dozens of new ideas this week.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Disney World Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue

Want to check out of Disney World’s Dinner and a Show? Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is some old fashion fun with food to match.
Disney World Shows - Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue Review #disneyvacations #disneyside #magickingdom

FREE Lego Alphabet Mats

Preschool children will love building alphabet letters with these free printable Lego alphabet mats.
Free alphabet lego mats for preschoolers

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Sandy Keepsake Summer Craft for Kids

As summer is winding down you still have time to make this beautiful sandy summer keepsake craft for kids.

Family Summer Keepsake Craft #summerfun #summerbucketlist #kidscrafts #kidsactivities

Writing Prompts for September

If you are looking for some fun ideas to get your child writing more you are going to love my monthly Writing Prompts for Kindergarten - 4th grade students. Next up, September writing prompts.

FREE September Writing Prompts for Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade kids (homeschool)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

7 Fun Things to do With a BIG Roll of Paper

If you are looking for a really cool kids activity for a rainy day or just something to keep your kids occupied an entire morning, you will love these 7 things you can do with a really BIG roll of paper.
Cool things to do with a BIG roll of paper #kidsactivities #craftsforkids #preschool

200 Fall Crafts, Kids Activities, Printables, and Snack Ideas

Fall is just around the corner. Here are over 200 Fall Crafts & Kids Activities to help you have a fun, memorable fall for kids.
fall

Monday, August 4, 2014