123 Homeschool 4 Me: May 2015

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Lego Electricity Science Experiment

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Kids are going to be amazed with this fun Lego inspired science experiment for kids! This would make a great summer activity for kids of all ages.
LEGO electricity science experiment - This is such a FUN idea that looks easy to try. Great for a science project, summer learning, science camp, or homeschool kids from Preschool, Kindergarten, and 1st-7th grade.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

150 Cute Snack Ideas for Kids

Are you in a snack rut? Here are 150 really fun snack ideas for kids! Your kids are going to love these cute snacks.
150 cute snack ideas for kids - LOVE this list!!! Great for summer or back to school. Kids are going to love these!

Friday, May 29, 2015

33 Ice Cream Crafts and Kids Activities

Get ready for summer with all these fun and creative ice cream crafts and ice cream activities for kids.
33 Ice Cream Crafts & Kids Activities - So many super clever summer activities for kids of all ages! Adding to summer bucket list!

Smore Cookie Recipe

This is an absolutely delicious summer cookie recipe that will fun for kids and adults to eat. No campfire needed!
Smore Cookie Recipe - YUMMY! These are such a fun summer dessert recipe that will bring back memories of of family campfires!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

STEM – 12 Maze Activities for Kids

Kids will have fun with these STEM mazes that will use practical skills from various disciples to complete. These kids activities are great for Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade kids.
STEM - 12 Maze Activities for Kids (Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st-4th grade) What a fun way for kids to create these unique mazes, problems solve, and learn through play!

Lego Water Wheel Science Project

Kids are going to love learning about harnessing the power of water using a water wheel with this fun, hand son science project using Lego.
Lego Water Wheel Science Project - this is such a fun summer activity for kids using STEM skills at the same time as exploring alternative energy

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

FREE Fact Family Math Worksheets for Kids

Help kids practice addition and subtraction with these free fact family math worksheets  for kids. These are great for extra practice, summer learning, or homeschoolers in Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade kids.
FREE Fact Family Math Worksheets for Kids. These are a fun way for Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade kids to practice addition and subtraction. They help kids make number bonds.

15 Tape Resist Painting Crafts for Kids

Kids of all ages will enjoy making this unique tape resist painting ideas. They take painting to a new level by adding in a unique and fun element. This is a great kids activity for summer.
15 tape resist crafts for kids - so many creative, fun crafts for kids to do using tape and paint!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Best 4th Grade Books [arranged by reading level]

Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler picking out really good books for kids to read can be difficult and time consuming. I’ve done all the work for you by sharing the top 30 books, the best of the best 4th grade reading list. This is our favorite  book list.
 Best 4th Grade Books - A wonderful 4th grade book list for every child! Great list for summer reading, parents to take to the library, or homeschool kids.

Lego Zipline Kids Activity

As you start making your summer bucket list, you’ll want to add this really fun outdoor Lego activity that helps kid explore science in a fun, hands on way.
Lego Zip Line! This is such a fun, hands on STEM science activity for kids to learn and explore as a summer activity for kids.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Solar System - Learning Pack for Preschool, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade

Kids will have fun practicing their letters, counting, using scissors,using ordinal words, constellations, graphing, grammar, and so much more with these fun Solar System themed worksheets for kids Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade.
Solar System Worksheets - FREE printable worksheets for kids to practice the letter s, counting, planets, constellations, adding, and more for preschool, kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade kids.

12 Unifix Cube Math Activities for Kids

Looking for fun, creative cool math games to help kids learn using unifix cubes? Here are 12 really fun and educational ideas!
Unifex Cubes Math Activities - these are such a fun math manipulative to use to teach kids counting, addition, subtraction, and more!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Pasta Mosaic Kids Activities

Kids of all ages will love this fun art project using colored pasta to make a beautiful mosaic. This is a perfect kids activities for summer, to practice fine motor skills, as a Mothers Day gift, or any day!
Pasta Mosaic Kids Activities - This is such a fun, clever activity for kids of all ages. Makes a great keepsake or mothers day gift!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

15 Preschool Learning Game

Preschoolers are excited about learning and eager to learn! Here are some playful, fun preschool learning games to include in your week.
15 Preschool Learning Games - Lots of fun kids activities to keep kids busy and having FUN

Friday, May 22, 2015

Summer Reading

Help your kids have lots of fun this summer with summer reading. Here is everything you need to pick the best books, find local reading programs, make your own reading program, reading printables, and more. Kids are going to love discovering amazing books while on a book scavenger hunt this summer!
Summer Reading - Everything you need to have a fun summer reading with kids of all ages. Includes free sponsored reading programs, make your own reading programs, reading logs, plus REALLY FUN reading challenges like a reading scavenger hunt, read 100 books in 100 places, and so much more!! LOVE THIS!!

Orange Creamsicle Recipe

If you want to enjoy a delicious ice cream treat that is made from scratch with only 4 ingredients you are going to love this delicious orange creamsicle recipe.
Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream Recipe - This is such a yummy recipe that is actually made from real food - just 4 ingredients for an amazing summer dessert recipe!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A+ Writing for Kids in 3 Steps

Make practicing writing fun with these 3 simple steps including writing prompts, writing games, and even making your own book with Lulu Jr.
A+ Writing for Kids in 3 Steps - Great suggestions, resources, and ideas for helping elementary age kids learn to write well! Great for summer learning, teachers, and homeschooling.

Crazy Road Sight Words Game - 1st Grade Edition

Help kids learn, practice, and review 1st Grade Dolch Sight Words with this FUN, free printable, Sight Words game.
Sight Words! This edition of this free printable Sight Word game includes 1st grade sight words and will not only help kids learn these key Dolch sight words that make up  50-75% of the written English language, but will make it FUN to practice too! Great resource for at home, summer learning, classrooms, and homeschooling families to play together.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sermon Notes for Kids

Here is a great tool to help your kids engage and listen to the weekly sermon at church. These free printable sermon notes for kids is a great resources for Christian kids and Sunday School Lessons.
FREE Printable Sermon Notes for Kids! Several different style for kids from K-6th grade can use with any sermon to listen to Bible stories. Great resource for Christian families or to give out in Sunday School Lessons.

19 Edible Science Experiments for Kids

Help your kids dive into the exciting world of science with these 19 really FUN (and edible) kitchen science experiments for kids of all ages.
19 Edible Kitchen Science Experiment! Awesome list of science projects kids can make and eat too. Great list for summer for Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd-6th grade elementary students.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Alphabet-O – Alphabetizing Game for Kids

Kids will love practice alphabetizing using this FUN, free printable game. This is great for Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade kids.
Alphabbet - O is a FREE alphabetizing game for kids. This is such a FUN way for Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade kids to practice alphabetizing both upper and lower case letters.

11 Amazing DIY Under the Stairs Playhouse

Kids young and old will love these amazing under the stairs playhouses for kids. So many unbelievably amazing ideas that will knock your socks off!
11 DIY Play Houses for under the stairs. These area AMAZING!! What a fun summer project to make for young kids. Great preschool kids activities.

Monday, May 18, 2015

3rd Grade Math Worksheets

Give kids the practice they need to achieve math fluency in 3rd grade with these free printable math worksheets. You will find 17 worksheets filled with addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, word problems, measurements and more.
3rd grade math worksheets - You can use these 20 free printable worksheets for kids as worksheets or as a math game. These are great for practicing math over the summer or during the school year to achieve math fluency.

Pink Lemonade Playdough Recipe for Summer

Kids are going to love this fun summer recipe for PLAY! This simple to make pink lemonade playdough recipe is sure to be a hit with kid of all ages as a fun summer kids activities.
Pink lemonade playdough recipe - This is such a fun summer play dough recipe! A great kids activities for Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd Grade kids!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Adorable Shape Pig Craft

This is such a cute, easy to make paper pig craft for kids.  Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten age kids will love making this craft as part of a farm unit. This is also a great craft for Sunday School Lessons on how Jesus Drove out Evil Spirits.
Super Cute Shape Pig Craft for Kids from Toddler to Preschool Kindergarten and more

Saturday, May 16, 2015

15 Mouthwatering BACON Recipes

Do you like bacon? Here are 15 mouthwatering bacon recipes that are so interesting, so clever, and so yummy you just may have to buy stock in bacon!
15 mouth watering bacon recipes - YUM! I can't decide which is my favorite I want to try them all!

Friday, May 15, 2015

28 Name Activities for Kids

Help kids learn their name with these fun name activities perfect for toddler, preschool, and kindergarten age kids.
Name Activities - LOTS of really fun, creative, and unique name activiites to help kids learn their names! Great for toddler, preschoolers, and kindergartners

Fizzing Jupiter – Science Project for Kids

Are your kids exploring our solar system? Or maybe they just like really fun science projects for kids. Either way, kids of all ages are going to love these fun fizzing jupiters.
Fizzing Jupiter Science Project for Kids - This is such a fun science experiment as a gentle introduction for kids to learn about our solar system and planets. Great for toddler, preschool, and kindergarten age kids especially!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

FREE Addition Mini Book (Practice Adding 0-12)

Kids will love this pocket size, printable mini book that they can fill with addition facts. Not only will filling it out reinforce adding 0-13, but kids can then use the mini book when they are stumped with addition facts.  
Addition Mini Book - This is such a clever idea! Kids cut and fold to make this pocket size addition book. Kids will fill in the answers to get practice and then can use it as a convenient reference. Great FREE printable math worksheets for kindergarten 1st grade 2nd grade

Homemade Chocolate Goop

Kids are going to love playing with this edible chocolate dough! It is a super cool kids activities that kids will love to get their hands into.
3 ingredient chocolate goop play recipes for kids - This stuff is AWESOME! Super fun kids activities.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

FREE Brick Number Mats (perfect to use with LEGO)

Kids will love practicing counting and writing numbers with these fun and FREE brick preschool worksheets.
Lego Duplo Number Mats - Help kids practice building and writing numbers with these FREE printable Lego number mats. These are great for Preschool and Kindergarten age kids!
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Ocean Slime Recipe

Kids of all ages will love playing with this new slime recipe for kids. It has a wonderful texture and mesmerizing colors for hours and hours of creative play.
Ocean Slime Recipe - This is such a fun recipe for toddler, preschool, and kindergarten kids to play while exploring with their senses.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Melted Pony Bead Craft for Kids

Make beautiful summer crafts for kids out of pony beads. They make great sun catchers, colorful mobile, coasters, decorations, or sculptures out of melted pony beads. This is a great kids activities for kids of all ages to enjoy.
Melted Pony Bead Craft for Kids - This is SO COOL!! What an easy to make, fun project for kids to make homemade presents like DIY Coaster Present, Glass Sculpture, Mobile, or Suncatcher. Great summer activity for kids of all ages!

12 Homemade Bird Feeders

Spring is the perfect time to introduce kids to the fun of watching birds! Here are 12 creative and FUN Homemade Bird Feeders for kids to make.
12 Really Cool Homemade Bird Feeders! These are not only fun bird feeder crafts, but make really fun to watch bird feeders for kids to watch. Love, love, love the Lego bird feeder!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Cut and Paste Alphabet Book with Writing Practice

Help kids learn the Alphabet while making their very own Alphabet Book! This is a great activity for Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten age kids to learn their letters, how to write their letters, and identify the beginning sound in words.
Cut  & Paste Alphabet-Book - This is such a fun way for Preschool and Kindergarten age kids to learn about letters, how to form them, practice making them, and identifying the sounds at the beginning of words! Kids just love making their own books!

3D Foam Sculptures Kids Activity

Kids of all ages will have fun creating 3D foam sculptures. This cheap, easy to set-up kids activity provides hours of creative play for kids of all ages.
3D Foam Sculptures - What a FUN idea for toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and more! This is a cheap, simple to set-up kids activities perfect for hours of creative play on a sunny or rainy day.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Beautiful Rainbow Craft for Kids

This is such a clever way of making a rainbow craft. This is perfect for spring, St. Patrick’s day, a weather unit, or a color week for Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade and 4th grade kids.
Rainbow craft for kids - This is such a fun craft for kids of all ages. Perfect for spring or summer as a kids activities.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Star Wars Counting for Preschoolers

If you have a star wars fan at your house they will be thrilled to practice counting with these Star Wars Light Sabers math manipulative.
star wars math - such a fun toddler or preschool counting math game activity

Friday, May 8, 2015

29 Butterfly Crafts for Kids

Create some stunning and unique butterfly crafts for kids this spring or summer. Here are 29 original, unique, and fun to make butterflies.  
29 Butterfly Crafts for Kids - So many beautiful and unique ways for kid from toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and more to make butterflies!

10 FUN Homemade Marble Run Ideas

A marble run is a really fun toy and kids activity. But kids will be even more engaged with these super creative and FUN homemade marble run ideas for kids of all ages using a variety of materials.
10 Homemade marble run ideas - So many FUN, clever kids activities for toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary age kids. Great for STEM

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Top 5 Disney World Character Dining

Are you in the middle of Disney World planning? With limited time and money you are probably wanting to get find the best of the best for our trip. Here are the 5 best character meals at Disney World.
Top 5 Disney World Character Dining! GREAT list with helpful tips and suggestion for disney world planning.

25 Water Play Toddler Activities

Get ready for summer activities for kids with these fun water play activities perfect for Toddler and Preschool age kids and their older siblings.
25 FUN Water Activities for Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten age kids to try this summer.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

FREE Ocean Fish Coloring Sheets

Here are some fun and FREE printable ocean fish themed Coloring Pages for Toddlers and Preschoolers to color. These are great for summer!
FREE Ocean Fish Coloring Pages - These are super cute coloring sheets perfect for Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten, and more!

15 One Pan Dinner Recipes

If you have kids you know that life can get busy! Here are 15 delicious and simple ONE PAN dinner recipes for families.
15 One Pan Dinner Recipes - Perfect for not making a huge mess in the kitchen at the end of a long day! Lots of yummy recipes families will love.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Bubble Artwork Project for Kids

Do your kid love blowing bubbles? Here is a fun twist on that classic childhood summer activity by making Bubble Artwork.
Super FUN summer activities for kids! Kids will make a cool art project by blowing bubbles on canvas (recipe included). Great for kids of all ages, summer camps, or VBS.

25 Indoor Playhouses for Kids

Here are 25 creative, fun, unique, and AWESOME indoor playhouses for kids of all ages.
25 super creative indoor playhouse Ideas for kids! Great for kids of all ages.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Building Sentences – Free Printable using Pre-Primer Sight Words

Help kids learn to start building sentences using Dolch sight words they already know. This is a great activity for Preschool and Kindergarten age kids.
Sentences - Learning about Sentences by Building them with Pre Primer Sight Words.  These free printable worksheets are perfect for Preschool and Kindergarten age kids

50 STEM Activities for Kids

Help kids keep learning this summer with these 50 FUN stem activities for kids to reinforce math and science with fun, hands on projects.
50 Stem Activities for Kids - These are great for summer learning, homeschooling, or science projects throughout the year. So many really fun,unique projects for kids of all ages!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Shrinky Dink Cell Science Project for Kids

Kids will have a blast learning about cells with this fun, hands on science project for kids. It even includes a free printable to use as a template.
Shrink Dink Cell Model Science Project - This is such a fun, hands on science kids activity!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Star Wars Crafts for Kids

Help kids celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4th with these super cute and clever star wars crafts for kids.
Star Wars crafts for kids - lots of really, fun clever ideas for kids of all ages. Awesome spring kids activities

Friday, May 1, 2015

Kids Activities at TGIF

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20 Genius Camping Hacks

If you are planning to go camping this summer, here are 20 super clever camping tricks you’ll want to see to make your next camping trip a breeze.
Camping tips and tricks - 20 clever hacks to make camping easier. I love the fire starter idea!