123 Homeschool 4 Me: August 2015

Monday, August 31, 2015

Money Mini Book

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Help kids learn what the us money looks like and is worth with this fun-to-make and handy Money Mini Book. It covers the penny, nickel, dime, quarter, half dollar, and dollar with a visual of how many you need to make 100. This is great for Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade kids.
`FREE Money Mini Book - a free printable money for kids to help teaching kids in Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade learn about money. This money for kids printable will help learning about money for kids.

3-in-1 Apple Activities for Preschool

It is Apple season, and that gives enough reason for fun learning activities using apples and apple trees! This 3 in 1 Apple Tree Activity that can be used to work on three different skills: sorting, fine motor and counting! This is such a fun, educational kids activities for toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten age kids!
3-in-1 Apple Tree Activity is such a fun apple activities for kids from toddlers, preschool, kindergarten, and elemntary to help them sort colors, add, and practice counting. This is such a fun, hands on learning idea! SO CLEVER with several uses.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

FREE! Letter A Apple Sort

Help toddler, preschool, and kindergarten age children practice sorting upper and lowercase letter a with these free printable apple sorting activity.

Letter A - Free printable upper and lower case letter a alphabet activity for toddler, preschool, and kindergarten age kids. Perfect for a fall, September theme.

Edible Geodes Science Experiment

Help kids learn about geodes and rocks with this fun, edible candy rock science experiment for kids of all ages.Rock Candy Geodes (Edible Science Experiment) - this is such a fun science project that kids are going to be so impressed with! Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st-5th grade science

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Christian Kids Explore Earth & Space

Christians Kids Explore is an engaging science curriculum with great information, hands on activities, worksheets and more. Come and take a peak.

Apple Fraction Math Game

Help kids practice fractions with this fun fall apple math game for kids!
FREE Apple fraction math game - help kids practice fractions with this fun fall apple themed game (math, 2nd grade, 3rd grdae, 4th grade, 5th grade)

Friday, August 28, 2015

30 Duct Tape Crafts

Whenever I walk by the duct tape aisle I want to buy some. It comes in so many fun colorful patterns and styles! But what would I do with all that duct tape? Here are more than 30 duct tape crafts !
30 Duct Tape Crafts - so many fun, creative and interesting crafts for kids using duct tapes!

Amazingly Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Get ready for your taste buds to salivate as I share this amazingly creamy chicken tortilla soup recipe – Yummy!
Amazingly Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup - yummy fall soup recipe the whole family will love!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sunflower Seed Counting Activity

Help toddler and preschool kids practice counting with this fun, hands on activity counting sunflower seeds!
Sunflower Seed Counting Activity for Toddler and Preschool with FREE printable

9 Amazing Crayon Crafts

Looking for a fun craft project that pops? Try these 9 amazing crayon crafts that are sure to add some color and fun to your day.
9 Amazing Crayon Crafts - Such cute crayon crafts for kids of all ages. These are great to use up extra crayons or when crayons are cheap in post back to school sales.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Create-Your-Own Reader - I Live on the Farm

Here is the next in our Create Your Own Reader Series – I Live on the Farm.  This is a fun, effective way for 1st grade and 2nd grade kids to practice Dolch sight words and building sentences.  There is also a page of reading comprehension questions.
FREE Create Your Own Reader Series - I live on the Farm.  This free printable is great for practice building sentences using sight words for kindergarten 1st grade and 2nd grade

Chromatography Science Craft for Kids

You are going to love exploring the science behind these chromatography butterfly craft for kids.
Chromatography Science Craft for Kids - this is such a fun science activity for kids. This beautiful and interesting kids activity is great for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary age students.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Apple Number Bonds Activity

Help Kindergarten and 1st graders understand and practice addition with this fall, apple themed number bonds math activity.
FREE Apple Number Bonds Math Activity. Great fall, hands on educational activity for kindergarten and 1st grade.

Pendulum Painting Activity for Kids

This art activity for kids is way cool! This is an active summer activity for kids of all ages.
Pendulum Painting Activity for Kids - This is such a fun kids activity for kids of all ages! Would make a great famous artist lesson

Monday, August 24, 2015

FREE Candyland Sight Word Games (PreK-3rd grade)

Help kids learn and practice dolch words with this fun Sight Words Game – Candyland. There are cards specifically for Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students.
FREE Candyland Sight Word Games with grade specific cards for Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, and 3rd Grade Dolche sight words. GREAT RESOURCE (homeschool, language arts)
The printable sight word cards I created are intended to be used with a traditional Candyland board, but these cards or Candyland Inspired game is in no way licensed or endorsed by the makers of Candyland.

4 Seasons Canvas Art Project for Kids

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

FREE Goldilocks and the 3 Bears Coloring Sheets

Here are some fun and FREE printable Goldilocks and The Three Bears themed Coloring Pages for Toddlers and Preschoolers to color. 
FREE Goldilocks and the three bears coloring pages! Super cute and great for any time or with a classic stories unit for toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade (coloring sheets)

Saturday, August 22, 2015

DIY Chalk Rocks

This is such a fun summer activity for kids! Your kids can make their very own chalk rocks!
DIY Chalk Rocks - This is such a fun fall or summer activity for kids.  SO COOL!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Geoboard Activities & TGIF

Help kids explore building shapes, numbers, constellations and more with these 22 unique geoboards and geoboard activities for Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade and more.
22 Geoboard Activities - so many really clever and unique ideas PLUS ideas on how to use a Geoboard. Great hands on math activity for preschool, kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade and more!

Playdough Subtraction Activity for Kids

Kids are going to have a blast practicing subtraction with this cool math games for Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten age kids using playdough.
Playdough Subtraction Activity for Kids - LOVE this fun and clever idea for kids to practice subtraction! Great math activity for preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Building Sentences with Primer Sight Words (free!)

Kids will learn to make sentences using Primer sight words they already know. This free printable worksheet is perfect for Preschool, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade age kids.
FREE Building Sentences - Learning about Sentences by Building them with Primer Sight Words for Preschool Kindergarten 1st grade (trace, read, write, cut and paste)

50 Back to School Crockpot Recipes

Get ready for back to school with 50 creative, yummy, and EASY crockpot recipes for busy families.
50 Back to School Crockpot Recipes - love these dinner recipes that you can throw together in the morning and come back to a delicious home cooked meal in the evening (crockpot, recipes)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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Back to School Sudoku Puzzles

Your kids will love these free printable Back to School worksheets! These Sudoku puzzles are a fun way for kids to do some problems solving with a fun, back-to-school theme. These are great for Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students.
FREE Back to School Sudoku puzzles for kids - There are 2 levels (Preschool / Kindergarten / 1st grade) and (2nd grade / 3rd grade / 4th grade). SO CUTE!! Love these no prep back to school worksheets

20 Easy Recipes Kids LOVE!

Making dinner can be challenging. Here are 20 easy recipes for dinner the your family will love!
20 Easy Recipes Kids LOVE - great recipes for families! (dinner recipes)


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

FREE Calendar Notebook

These free printable daily calendars are such a great tool to help kids learn days of the week, months, numbers, and many other skills we sneak in. There are various options for kids from Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade kids. My favorite part is the days of the week and months of the year printable cheat sheet.
FREE Calendar Notebook pages for preschool, kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade! So many options. LOVE THESE!!!

FREE! Learn Parts of a Book with Playdough Mats

These free playdough mats are so clever! Kids will have fun learning the different parts of a book while playing!
FREE Learn the Parts of a Book Playdough mat! What a fun, clever idea for Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students.

Monday, August 17, 2015

FREE Kindergarten Daily Calendar Notebook

Kids will get the practice they need learning day of the week, month, telling time, hundreds, seasons, weather graphing, counting to 100 and more with these free Kindergarten Daily Calendar Notebook
kindergarten worksheets

FREE Blends Clip Cards

Free blends activity to help kids practice identifying blends in word using these fun clip cards.
FREE 64 Blends Clip Cards - these are great for kids learning phonics, sounding out words in Kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade. (blends activities, blends activities free, blends activities first grade)

Sunday, August 16, 2015

2 More Ways to Learn the Books of the Bible

I’ve been sharing fun, hands on activities and games for kids to learn the books of the Bible as part of  sunday school lessons  or at home. Here are 2 more fun, creative ideas for reading kids of all ages from 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade to practice.
Fun ways to learn the Books of the Bible - These are such fun clever ideas! Great for Sunday school lessons or at home. These bible games are perfect for kids who can read from 1st-6th grade. (homeschool, sunday school, Bible)

Saturday, August 15, 2015

30 Back to School Crafts for Kids

Young kids love the excitement of going back to school. They will enjoy making these super fun back to school crafts.
30 back to school crafts for kids - these are such fun ideas for august, september

Friday, August 14, 2015

23 Kissing Hands Crafts for Back To School & TGIF

There is no better or more loved back to school book than The Kissing Hands. Here are __ kissing hand crafts perfect for the first day of school
23 Kissing Hand Crafts  - so many fun, unique craft for kids that are perfect for back to school (kindergarten)

25 Back to School Traditions

Are you ready to start the school year with a bang? Here are 25 back to school traditions to help create fun memories.
25 Back to School Traditions - There are some really clever first day of school traditions here for families! LOVE! (homeschool, back to school)

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Nouns and Verbs (Apple theme practice for 1st-3rd grade)

Kids will have fun practicing sorting nouns and verbs with these fun, hands on activities with a fun apple theme for fall. These free printables are intended for 1st grade and 2nd grade students.
Nouns and Verbs - FREE apple theme practice for 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade kids FUN! (homeschool, 2nd grade)

Minions Squishy Circuits

There is a fever going around. Every child I know is catching it. The Minions. Ask any adult what they think about these gibberish-loving creatures and you will get mixed answers. Love 'em or hate 'em one things for sure, kids are absolutely crazy about them!   And kids of all ages are going to love this minions science experiment.   
Minions Squishy Circuits - Make a minion clock science experiment that kids of all ages from preschool, kindergarten, and elementary age kids will all LOVE!

FREE Back to School Jokes

Start the year right with some kid friendly back to school jokes for kids.
FREE back to school jokes - these would be so cute to write and stick in your kids lunch box on the first day of school!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Alphabet Super Hero Memory Game

Kids will have fun practicing their alphabet letters and working on their memory skills with this free printable super hero game for Toddler, Prescool, Kindergarten, and 1st grade.
FREE Super Hero Alphabet Memory Game - what a fun way for kids to practice identifying alphabet letters (alphabet, preschool, kindergarten)

30 MORE Fun Pool Noodle Activities for Kids

If you have a pool or go swimming very often in the summer then you probably have a few pool noodles laying around. Those plastic noodles are great for lots of activities - even outside of the pool! In June we shared 30+ Fun Summer Activities using pool noodles. Check out this list of 30+ MORE fun pool noodle activities for kids.

30 more fun pool noodle activities for kids - WOW! such creative ideas for all year round from crafts to indoor activities using pool noodles and more. (kids activities)

Apple Seed Counting

Preschoolers will have fun practicing counting to 10 with this free printable, hands on apple seed counting activity.
Apple Seed Counting Activity for Preschoolers with free printable - what a fun way to practice numbers with this fall activity for kids

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Deck of Cards Math – Division (free printable)

Your 3rd and 4th graders are going to love these  fun, clever, and cool math games to practice division. These are way better than a math worksheet.
FREE Deck of Cards Division - these math worksheets are so clever because they are always changing! Kids love that they actually get to make the equations in these division worksheets based on random numbers they pull from a deck of cards. Great for 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. (homeschool math)

FREE Bowling Counting to 10 Pack

Do your kids love bowling? Here is a fun resource that is perfect for them! This free Bowling Counting to 10 Pack for preschoolers is a super fun way to practice counting skills!
FREE Bowling Counting to 10 Pack - super cute counting activities for Preschool including puzzles and more. (preschool)

FREE! Word Family Board Game "in"

Kids are going to have fun practicing the word family “in” with this free printable board game for kids from Kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade kids.
FREE Word Family Board Game - This is such a fun, free pritnable game for kids in K-2nd grade to practice words from the  "in" family. (homeschool phonics)

Monday, August 10, 2015

Letter A Apple Trees

Help preschoolers practice sorting upper and lower case alphabet letter Aa’s with this fun, hands on activity.
Letter A - Apple Tree Sorting Activity. This is such a fun hands on alphabet activity for toddler, preschool, and kindergarten age kids perfect for fall.

Are You Making the Mistake of Over-Planning?

The 2015-2016 school year is about to begin and our planning is almost done! But are you over-planning your homeschool day?

Alphabet Battle Game (free printable)

Kids are going to have a blast learning and practicing their alphabet letters with this fun, free pritnable alphabet game for preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade kids.
FREE Alphabet Battle - such a fun alphabet game that will help preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade kid learn their letters!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

How Much Does it Cost to go to Disney World

Do you start to dream of a Disney World vacation every time you see their commercials. Chances are you want to go to Disney but are worried it costs too much. You may be surprised to know that a Disney World vacation is less expensive than you may think.
How much does it cost to go to Disney World? Fantastic tips and tricks to make your Disney World planning easier. Includes a break down of how much it will cost for families to go to Disney World for a week and which hotels to stay at.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

25 Sizzling Science Experiments for Kids

WOW! Your kids are going to be amazed with all the fizzing, sizzling, exploding they get to witness with these 25 amazingly fun science experiments for kids.
25 Amazing Sizzling Experiments for Kids - These would make awesome summer activities for kids of all ages that make them say WOW! So much fun.

Friday, August 7, 2015

26 Book Report Ideas

Book reports are a great way for kids to recall what they’ve read, help with reading comprehension, and improve writing too. But not all kids enjoy filling out book report forms. Here are 26 creative, fun, and unique book report ideas.
26 creative book report ideas - so many really unique and FUN book report projects for kids of all ages Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade. (homeschool writing)

Shape Printable Spinning Activity (free)

Kids are going to love this fun, creative way for learning about shapes. This free printable allows kids to spin and match shapes for a fun, hands on activity for Preschool, Kindergarten, and 1st grade kids.
FREE Shape Printable Activity - this is so cute and such a fun concept for a quick math activity or math center. Great for Preschool, Kindergarten, and 1st grade kids. (homeschool math)

Thursday, August 6, 2015

FREE All About Me Worksheet (Lego Style)

With school just around the corner I thought it would be fun to share a back to school worksheet with you. These Lego Brick All About Me are a great way to remember your child's interests at this stage of life. These are great for school memory books!
FREE Lego All About Me Worksheet - These free printable back to me worksheets are super cute! Great for Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade kids to remember what their interests hobbies and writing looks like at this moment in time! (homeschool back to school)

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Numbers & Counting Preschool Activity

Chalk is a good item to have on hand for outdoor play. We had fun outside with this simple number and counting activity using chalk.
Simple Chalk Activity - Learning numbers and counting for toddler, preschool, and Kindergarten with this fun, hands on learning activity

20 Homemade Musical Instruments

Kids love making music! Here are 20 super clever homemade musical instruments you can make at home. Such a fun preschool kids activities.
20 Homemade Musical Instruments - So many cute and creative musical instruments kids can make and play with. I can see Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten and 1st grade kids especially enjoying these!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Brick Multiplication Flashcards

Practice makes perfect! Here are some free Brick multiplication flashcards to help your elementary student have fun practicing math. (They remind us of building with LEGO)
FREE Lego themed Multiplicaiton Flashcards  - We love using these for independent practice, math centers, math games, and more for 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade (homeschool math)
LEGO is a trademark of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this web site.

BIG List of Hands-on Math Manipulatives

Does your child need help making connections with certain math concepts?   Explore those troublesome math concepts with hands-on manipulatives.  Math concepts are more easily understood when manipulating other objects regardless of age!
BIG list of hands on math manipulatives and ideas for how to use them! GREAT ideas for Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade,2nd grade, 3rd grade (homeschool math)

35 Alphabet Letters & Sounds Games

Help make learning alphabet letters and their sounds fun for preschool and kindergarten age kids.
35 Alphabet Letters and their Sounds Learning Games for Kids - Great resource for Preschool and Kindergarten kids

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

6 Back to School Tips for Families Start the School Year Right

The back to school season is upon us. Whether you send your kids to public school, private school,  or homeschool here are some great tips for helping kids and families off to a great start to the school year.
6 back to school tips for families - Lots of great parenting tips here! I think I need to work especially on #6

Peach Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

Enjoy this delicious homemade ice cream recipe when strawberries and peaches are in season! This makes the perfect summer recipe for the whole family.
Peach Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe - Yummy! The perfect summer recipe for families; kids are going to love this recipe!

Salty Rainbows Kids Activities

Kids are going to love making these beautiful salty rainbows! It is such fun process art that will turn out differently each time. This kids activities is perfect for toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade kids.
Salty Rainbows Rrocess Art - This is such a fun, creative, and colorful kids activities that toddler, preschool, kindergarten and elementary age kids are going to love!

Monday, August 3, 2015

FREE Alphabet Book – Cut, Paste, and Color!

Kids will love making one of these Alphabet mini books as they learn about letters, enrich their vocabulary, and practice fine motor skills. This free printable is perfect for Preschool and Kindergarten.
FREE Alphabet Book - Cut and Paste mini book for Preschool and Kindergarten kids to make! Great for learning about the alphabet and new vocabulary.

FREE Safari Counting to 30 Game

Set off on a safari and practice counting to 30 with this fun (and free) board game! It's quick and easy: just a few minutes and you'll be ready! This is a great math game for preschool and kindergarten age kids.
FREE! Safari Counting to 30 Game. This is such a fun number game for Preschool and Kindergarten children to play. SUPER CUTE (homeschool)

FREE CVC Apple Activity for Kids

Kids will have fun practicing spelling cvc words with this free printable apple game for preschool and Kindergarten age children.
FREE! CVC Apple Activity for Kids - This is such a fun way for Preschool and Kindergarten age kids to practice sight words with a fun, hands on fall activity for kids (homeschool)

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Saturday, August 1, 2015

25 EASY Art Projects for Young Kids

Young kids love to do art projects, but sometimes the art projects are way to involved for toddler and preschool age kids. Here are 25 EASY and fun art projects for young kids.
25 Easy Art Projects for Young Kids - so many really creative and fun painting ideas for toddler, preschool and kindergarten age kids