123 Homeschool 4 Me: April 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Carmel Snack Mix Recipe

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Your family will love this sweet twist on the classic chex mix snack.
Carmel Snack mix Recipe - This is such a YUMMY recipes for a sweet chex mix. Love the flavors!

12 FUN Shark Crafts for Kids

Help kids explore their natural interest and curiosity about sharks with these 12 really fun and creative shark crafts for kids of all ages.
shark crafts for kids - so many cute ideas for an ocean theme for preschool or kindergarten

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

FREE Alpahbet Playdough Mats

Kids love to play with playdough! Your toddler and preschooler are going to love these playdough mats where they will be encouraged to create and finish pictures while learning their alphabet letters.
FREE Alphabet Playdough Mats - these free printable alphabet printables are SO CLEVER! Use playdough to form alphabet letters and then complete the picture with playdough or by coloring for a fun activity to not only learn the alphabet, but to strengthen fine motor skills to for toddler, preschool, prek, kindergarten, and first grade.

Top 10 Elementary Apps for Kids

If you have an ipad chances are you are always looking for great, educational apps for kids. Here are 10 you are going to want to check out for your elementary or homeschooling child.
Best Homeschool Apps for Kids - A great list of educational apps for elementary age kids including math, english, spanish, science, geography, and more.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Amazing Pineapple Cheese ball Recipe

This is the perfect cheese ball recipe! It is slightly sweet with an amazing flavor that will be a favorite with kids and grown ups alike. This is my favorite appetizer recipes.
Pineapple Cheese Ball Recipe - This is the BEST cheeseball I've ever had. So simple, but with an amazing flavor. Great appetizer recipes.

Shape Playdough Mats

Help kids practice making shapes with these free printable shape playdough mats perfect for Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten.
Shape Playdough mats - These free printable shape playdough mats for Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten have to be the cutest ones I've seen!

Monday, April 27, 2015

3rd Grade Books

Looking to find the really good books your 3rd grader should be reading amidst the thousands and thousands that fill your libraries shelves? Here is an amazing collection of over 30 books your kids will love reading! Includes free printable  book list.
3rd Grade Books - A GREAT list with tons of really good books kids and parents alike will like!

FREE Tale of Peter Rabbit Printables

Kids will love these free worksheets for kids to go along with the classic, The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
FREE Tale of Peter Rabbit Worksheets for Kindergarten and 1st grade homeschoolers.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Flower Life Cycle Lift-the-Flap Book

Kids will love learning about flower life cycles with this fun cut and paste lift the flap book. This free printable is great for Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten, and 1st grade.
Flower Life Cycle Lift the Flap Book - This free printable is a fun way to teach toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and 1st graders about plant life cycles as they cut and paste. Spring Science is fun!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Pizza Fraction Game for Kids

Kids will love learning about fractions with this fun, free printable Pizza Fraction Game.
FREE Pizza Fraction Game - Kids will love learning about fractions with this fun printable Pizza Fraction Game for 2nd-5th graders.

Friday, April 24, 2015

7 Kids Activities to Try This Week & TGIF

Kids will have a blast this week with these fun creative, meaningful kids activities where they will practice pasta math, try their hands a some science experiments, make crafts, and have fun making a Big Hero 6 Craft.
7 Kids Activities to Try This Week - Science experiments. Pasta Math, Flower Crafts, Big Hero 6 and other fun ideas kid of all ages will love.

Electromagnetic Train Science Project for Kids

Kids are going to be amazed at how this “train” moves using science! This is a fun project for kids of all ages to explore from Preschool and Kindergarten to 1st-6th grade kids too.
Electromagnetic Train Science Project - Kids are going to love this fun science activity for kids of all ages.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Crazy Roads Primer Sight Words Game

Kids will love practicing Primer Sight Words with this fun, free printable game. This can be used with kids of any age, but is geared at Kindergarten sight words.Crazy Roads Sight Words Game is a really fun, hands on sight word game for Kindergarten age kids to practice Primer Dolch Words. Great for older kids to review sight words too. Free Printable game for  Homeschool!

Rubber Band Powered Cars – Science Project for Kids

This is such a fun science project for kids! Kids will make a rubber band powered car that will actually move! This project is perfect for elementary age kids at or homeschool.
SO COOL!!! Rubber Band Powered Cars! What a fun STEM science project for kids. This would be a fun kids activities to add to a summer bucket list!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Appetizer BBQ Meatballs Recipe

I made these delicious meatballs with a kick for a recent get together with friends to play games. They were a hit and I thought I’d share my meatball recipes with you.
Appetizer BBQ Meatball Recipes - These are simple to make, cook like dumplings in the barbecue sauce, and taste amazing! YUMMY!

Make a Solar Light Science Project

This is such a fun science project for kids to dive into alternative energy. This simple to make science activity will be a hit with kids from Preschool, Kindergarten, to 1st-6th grade.
Make a Solar Light Science Project - This is such a fun, simple to make project for kids of all ages.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

55 Reasons You’ll LOVE Disney Cruises

Get ready to be impressed as I share with you 55 reasons your family will love a Disney cruise. There are tons of Disney Cruises for families
WOW! 55 Reasons you'll love Disney Cruises - So many things I didn't even think of..... might have to try a Disney cruise next vacation. Great Disney Cruise tips, secrets for planning 2017 family vacation.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Exploring Careers with The Game of Life

Elementary age kids will have a blast exploring careers as they play The Game of Life game with new career cards. This is a fun game for families to play together. Kids will especially enjoy spinning the wheel! Tracking Pixel
Exploring Careers with Kids  - What does your kids want to be when they grow up? Help them explore lots of different careers! Fun family game. 
Thanks to Hasbro for introducing our family to the updated The Game of Life game.  We enjoyed it so much we were excited to partner together with this sponsored post to help other families find this fun family game.

12 Disciples

This week in our Sunday School Lessons we talked about the calling of the 12 disciples.  Here is a fun bible craft,  kids activities,  and other ideas for teaching this Bible story to Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade kids.
12 Disciples Sunday School Lesson for kids from Preschool, Kindergarten to elementary ages! Hands on activities, free printable 12 disciples game, 12 disciples craft and more.

15 Main Dish Muffin Recipes Kids Will LOVE

Make dinner fun by serving one of these delicious muffins as main course recipes for families. YUMMY!
15 Main Dish Muffin Recipes Kids will LOVE! So many yummy dinner ideas for kids.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

How Long to Stay at Disney World

If you are excitedly planning for Disney vacation you are probably wondering how many days at Disney World? Here is some great information with with lots of tips for your Disney World Planning.
How Long to Stay at Disney World. Lots of great Disney vacation tips fo families! GREAT INFO!!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Soda Rocket Science Experiment for Kids

Kids are going to LOVE making their very own, working soda rockets. This is an awesome science experiment for school, homeschool, or to add to your summer bucket list!
Soda Rocket Science Experiment for Kids - This would be such a fun kids activities for spring or summer. Add to Summer Bucket List!

Friday, April 17, 2015

30 Fun Things to Do with Balloons

Whether you have some extra balloons and are looking for some fun balloon ideas or you just want a unique kids activities, here are 30 really fun and creative things to do with balloons.
30 Balloon Activities for Kids - so many fun creative kids activities for kids from preschool and kindergarten to elementary age too!

Doctor Free Printables

Preschoolers will have fun enhancing their pretend play with these free printable doctor forms for kids.
Dress up Doctor Playset Printables for Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten, and elementary kids to PLAY

Thursday, April 16, 2015

FREE Hungry Caterpillar Worksheets for Kids

Kids will have fun practicing their letters, counting, scissors,adding, telling time, and so much more with these fun The Hungry Caterpillar themed worksheets for kids Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade.
hungry caterpillar worksheets for kids

Outdoor Counting Game

Kids will love practicing counting with this fun, active outdoor game.
Outdoor Counting Game - This is such a fun summer activity for kids to help them practice counting! Add to Summer Bucket List!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

FREE Pirate Coloring Sheets for Preschoolers

Here are some fun and FREE printable Pirate themed Coloring Pages for Toddlers and Preschoolers to color.
FREE Pirate Coloring Pages for Kids - These are so cute and perfect for a pirate theme, birthday party, or just for fun for toddler, preschool, and kindergarten age kids.

Stained Glass Window Activity for Kids

Kids will love adding color and interest to one of the windows in their home with this fun, easy to make stained glass window craft for kids!
Stained Glass Window Kids Activity - This is such a fun idea for a rainy day and to brighten up the house for toddler, preschool, and kindergarten

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Beautiful Mothers Day Card Kids Make with their Own Two Fingers

This is a simple, easy to make child’s fingerprint Mothers Day card. This would be a perfect kids activities for Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and more!
Beautiful mothers day card kids can make by themselves. This is a great mothers day craft for toddler, preschool, kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade and more! I love that kids can make this treasured keepsake themselves!

Make Your Own Crayon Sticks

Whether you have lots of little crayon pieces or you you just want to try this sup cool project, your kids are going to love these homemade, twist-up crayon sticks!
Make Your Own Crayon Sticks! This is such a simple, clever idea that kids will LOVE!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Crazy Roads Sight Words Game

Here is a really fun way for kids to practice Pre-Primer Sight Words. Just print and play this sight words games.
FREE Crazy Road Sight Words Game - This is a really FUN printable game to help kids from sight words Preschool, sight words Kindergarten, to sight words first Grade and beyond practice Pre Primer Dolch Words.  LOVE this idea!!

Summer Handprint Crafts

Kids will love using their hands to make these super cute and clever hand art crafts for kids. So many really cute summer kids activities.
summer hand art - So many super cute summer crafts for kids to make!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Make a PVC Xylophone – Explore Science and Music

This is such a fun, hands on kids activity for kids of all ages to explore how music and science intersect. Plus they will love being able to actually make music when they finish too!
PVC Xylophone - This is such a fun idea for kid to play with music outdoors as a summer activity for kids!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Make your Own Kerplunk Game

This is such a fun, clever idea for making your very own Kerplunk game using things you probably have around your house. This is as much fun to make as it is to play with kids from Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten.
Kids will love this fun, silly version of kerplunk you can make yourself! Great kids activities for a a rainy day!

Friday, April 10, 2015

45 Puffy Paint Recipes and Ideas (plus TGIF)

Kids will love painting with these incredible puffy paint recipes! Come take a peak at over 30 projects kids of all ages from Toddler and Preschool to Kindergarten and elementary age will love!
15 Puffy Paint Recipes - So many really creative and unique puffy paint recipes and 40 projects for kids of all ages.

Butterfly Craft for Kids

This is such a cute butterfly craft for kids to understand the butterfly life cycle great for a science activity or to go along with The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Buttefly Craft for kids - This is such a clever idea for teaching kids about butterfly lifecyles

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Blueberry Muffin Math (Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten)

Kids will have fun practicing counting, doing basic addition from 1-12, learning number words, and finding out what makes a dozen with this free printable cool math games. This is geared for Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten age kids.
Blueberry Muffin Math - FREE Printable math games for counting, addition, number words for toddler, preschool, and kindergarten age kids

15 FUN Tissue Paper Crafts for Kids

Your kids are going to love all these fun and pretty tissue paper crafts for kids. So many fun ideas to choose from for kids from toddler and preschool to kindergarten and elementary age too.
15 Amazing Tissue Paper Crafts for Kids - So many really pretty, colorful, fun, and unique kids activities for kids of all ages!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

FREE Playdough Play Mats with Numbers

Kids will love playing with these fun, interactive Playdough Play Mats while learning their numbers and playing at the same time. This playful number activity is great for Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten age kids.
FREE!! Super cute interactive Playdough Playmats to help Toddler, Preschool and Kindergarten age kids learn their numbers from 1-10.

Outdoor Music - Chalk Piano

Here is a fun way for kids to practice the piano outside this spring, summer and fall with a chalk piano.
Summer Learning Ideas - Use a Chalk Piano to help kids learn piano notes!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Spin Art Flower Craft for Kids

We came up this fun twist on spin art to make a beautiful spring flower craft for kids.
Spin Art Flower Craft for Kids - This is such a fun to make craft for kids that produces beautiful flowers for a toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary age spring craft for kids.

15 Rainbow Sensory Activities for Kids

Kids of all ages will love digging into these hands on sensory rainbow activities for kids. So many super clever ideas for toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and above.
15 Colorful Sensory Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers - so make really fun, unique kids activities!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Farm Cutting Practice

Your preschool and kindergarten child will love this playful, farm themed cutting practice. This is perfect for Spring.

Farm Cutting Practice! Super cute free printable with not only lots of cutting practice, but also practice matching baby/mommy animals, sorting vegetables, matching shapes and more! Stuff for Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten, and 1st grade!

Weather Activity for Toddlers – Sensory Bottles

These creative sensory bottles are such a fun way for Toddler and Preschool age kids to explore different types of weather.
Weather Sensory Bottles - Such a fun way for Toddler, Preschool and Kindergarten age kids to explore weather!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Candy Dough Recipe for PLAY

Your kids are going to love this new recipe for playdough that uses only 2 ingredients to make this safe-to-eat and fun-to-play with playdough recipe!
candy dough recipe for play - What a cool, unique playdough recipes kids will love to play with!

Friday, April 3, 2015

40 Zoo Animal Crafts and Activities & TGIF

Get ready for spring and summer with these 40 fun Zoo Crafts & Activities for kids of all ages!  There are so many creative animal crafts and learning activities.
 Zoo Activities

Flower Parts Flip Book

This is such a fun way for kids to learn about the different parts of a flower in a fun, interactive way. This is perfect for Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade kids.

Flower Parts Flip book is a free science printable for kids from Preschool, Kindergarten, to 1st and 2nd grade.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Pool Noodle Stack – Alphabet or Books of the Bible

Here is a fun activity to help kids learn the Books of the Bile or the alphabet.

Pool Noodle Kids Activity - Help kids learn the alphabet or Books of the Bible with this fun, hands on idea using pool noodles! Preschool-3rd grade

Adorable Garden Stones

These are super cute garden stones that are a super cute craft for kids, for creative play, or to mark where things are growing in the garden.
Garden Stones - This is such a fun spring garden craft for kids, for creative play, or to use as garden markers!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Band Aid Art

Whether you are having a doctor themed preschool unit, talking about germs, or are studying about how Jesus Heals in your Sunday School Lessons you are going to love this really fun, creative craft for kids.
Band Aid Art is super fun Craft for Kids where their creativity can sore. It is also great for a Sunday School Lessons on Jesus Heals.

Weather Activity for Little Kids

Help toddler and preschool kids explore weather with this fun themed bath with several fun weather experiments for them to explore.
Weather Bath for Kids - This is such a fun way for Toddler and Preschool kids to explore weather including some fun, hands on experiments to explore too.