123 Homeschool 4 Me: November 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013

Layered Ice Cream Dessert Recipe

This is my all time favorite dessert ever! This is what I ask for to celebrate my birthday instead of a cake. It is fudgy, decadent, and oh so yummy! You are going to love my Layered Ice Cream Dessert Recipe!
Our Family favorite layered ice cream dessert recipe #recipes #dessert

Saturday, November 23, 2013

FREE Pet Worksheets

Is your toddler, preschooler, or kindergartner an animal fan? They are going to love these FREE Pet themed preschool worksheets!
FREE Pet themed worksheets for kids form toddler, preschool, prek, kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. This is a great way for kid to practice letters, letter p, shapes, pre writing, upper lower case letters, counting, and more.Graphics Purchased and used with permission from ScrappinDoodles License #94836

Friday, November 22, 2013

Christmas Music from Around the World by DARIA

Tired of the same old holiday tunes? Travel around the world in song with DARIA to see how families celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah.
christmas music from around the world

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Make Yogurt – It’s easy peasy!

Making your own homemade yogurt is simple! We make yogurt for $0.12 – $0.28 a serving (depending on whether you buy conventional or organic milk).

how to make yogurt with an easy recipe #recipes #realfood

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

FREE Pennsylvania Worksheet Pack

In preparation for our homeschool social studies next year where we are studying the United States of America,  I am creating State Printable Packs for our unit – From Sea to Shinning Sea! Today I am sharing my {free} California Worksheet pack.
colorado worksheet

Weather Unit #3 – Severe Storms & Emergencies

Teach preschool -2nd graders about severe storms and emergencies #homeschool #science #preschool
This is Week #3 in our Weather Unit using my {free} Weather Unit along with hands on activities!
tornado in a bottle
We made a tornado in a bottle. This was impossible to photograph, but it looked really cool! We filled a bottle 3/4 up with water, added several drops dish detergent, and some glitter (to make the tornado more visible). It was pretty cool and Goofy kept making tornados all day long!
free weather worksheets
The kids learned some weather words and Goofy practiced writing the words (sheet included in {free} Weather Pack)emergency suitcase
We made a cut & paste Disaster Survival Suitcase and talked about why we needed each of these things. I took the kids to our basement and showed them where our kit was – food, clothes, tp, first aid kit, and 1 galloon of water per person per day (3 days worth). Do you have one? 
We also had emergency drills so our kids knew what to do in the case of a fire or tornado. We did several scenarios to help them use their critical thinking skills.
We read some good books on clouds and weather (see below for titles).

    More fun Science posts

    Tuesday, November 19, 2013

    Preschool Craft: Pasta Necklace

    Making a Preschool necklace craft is just one of those kids activities every child should do. Here is how to color pasta to make pasta necklaces.
    colored pasta for preschool craft pasta necklaces

    Monday, November 18, 2013

    FREE Habitat Adventure Science Game – Exploring Biomes and Taxonomy

    In our homeschool science we’ve been learning about the Biosphere. To help my kids better understand the different Biomes, I created Habitat Adventure. This free printable Science game teaches kids about 8 Major Biomes of the World, 60+ animals, as well as Taxonomy.
    FREE Science Game for kids to explore Biology including biomes, habitats and taxonomy for elementary kids. SO fun, easy to play, beautiful animal pictures (homeschool, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th gar

    Friday, November 15, 2013

    Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes: Homemade Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, and Rolls!

    Here are some of our family favorite Thanksgiving Recipes! Come see our no fail homemade mashed Potaotes Recipe, my Grandma's Made form Scratch Gravy Recipe, and my Mother In Laws Overnight Crescent Rolls. And don’t miss our Thanksgiving Menu with timeline, recipes, and even a printable grocery list!
    The best homemade mashed potatoes and gravy you will ever have! #recipes #realfood #thanksgiving

    Thursday, November 14, 2013

    How to Set-up Your Disney Fastpass PLUS

    If you are heading to Disney World and wondering what is the new Disney MagicBand, how do I set-up my Fastpass Plus selections, and what are the best Fastpass Plus rides? Our family did extensive testing and experimenting with the new My Magic Plus system to help your family plan easily and take advantage of all this new system has to offer! How to set up your Fastpass+ for a Disney vacation using the MagicBand. Great tips and tricks for best Fastpass plus, plus tidbits you need to know (RULES THAT WILL SURPRISE YOU!)

    Wednesday, November 13, 2013

    Thanksgiving Leftover: Turkey Pot Pie

    Thanksgiving Dinner is coming up! That means a delicious feast and hopefully leftover turkey! My family loves our leftover turkey! Here is one of our family favorite Leftover Turkey Recipe for Turkey Pot Pie.
    Turkey Pot Pie is a delicious recipe and a great way to use up all that leftover Thanksgiving Turkey #recipes #thanksgiving #turkey

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013

    Family Scripture Verses {FREE} Printable

    Free Bible Verse Cards for families with 26 key verses every child should know to go along with each alphabet letter from A to Z.
    FREE Printable Family Verses Cards with verses every child should know arranged from A to Z

    Thankful Turkey Hand Art

    It’s that time of year again when our crafts turn to Turkey's and our attention goes to helping our kids develop grateful hearts by remembering all the things we are thankful for. Here is our Handart Turkey Craft and Thanksgiving Activity for kids.
    Thankful Turkey Hand Art Thanksgiving Craft for Kids

    Monday, November 11, 2013

    {free} Doggy Addition Math Game

    A fun free printable math game that will help your Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade students practice addition using a file folder game.

    doggy addition is a cool math games for 1st grade students #mathisfun #1stgrade #homeschooling

    Friday, November 8, 2013

    What to make for Thanksgiving Dinner with FREE Recipes and Grocery List

    Is this your first time making Thanksgiving Dinner for everyone? Or are you just looking for a less hectic Thanksgiving meal prep? Either way I've got you covered. Here is our Thanksgiving Menu, Thanksgiving Recipes, Thanksgiving Timeline (when to put everything in the oven) and Thanksgiving Grocery List so that you can have a easy, seamless Thanksgiving Feast!
    What to make for Thanksgiving Dinner with free recipes and editable grocery list

    Thursday, November 7, 2013

    FREE Christmas Coloring Sheets

    Free Christmas Coloring Pages for Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten, and 1st grade based on common things associated with Christmas like candy canes, wreath, stocking, and more.
    Free Christmas Coloring Pages for Kids - these simple and easy holiday coloring sheets include ornaments, santa, tree, stockings, bells, elves and are such a fun kids activities for toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and first grade for december (free printable)

    Best Pumpkin Pie Recipe

    Pumpkin pie and Thanksgiving go together like peanut butter and jelly! But making the perfect pumpkin pie recipe is tough! Well, after years of perfecting our recipe I've happy to say we've come up with the perfect Pumpkin Pie Recipe. It will come out perfect every time; plus it is fluffy and oh so delicious!
    Perfect EVERY TIME Pumpkin Pie Recipe - this is the best pumpkin recipe you'll ever taste. It is an easy dessert that will come out perfectly. This homemade pumpkin pie is easy to make from scratch for thanksgiving dinner. It is the one thanksgiving recipe my family insists I made exactly the same every year.

    **Photography by Patty Kraikittikun-Phuong

    Wednesday, November 6, 2013

    BEST Rides to Pick for Disney Fastpass+

    With the introduction of Disney MagicBands have come Fastpass+. Fastpass Plus replaced Fastpasses in Disney World in 2014. There are some advantages of Fastpass+ as well as some major drawbacks which you will want to know about. And most importantly, the best rides to choose for your Disney Fastpass+ – you only get 3!
    best fastpass+ rides to choose at magic kingdom - Fastpass Plus

    Studying Ancient Egyptians with Art in History

    If you are looking for an excellent, hands-on history project to go along with any curriculum, you are going to love Art in History!
    HUGE Homeschool giveaway valued at $390

    Monday, November 4, 2013

    Farm Birthday Party

    My daughter recently turned three. For her 3rd birthday party we had a farm themed birthday party. We had a lot of fun preschool farm games, inexpensive farm decorations, homemade farm cake, and more! The party was simple and inexpensive to throw together. We had a great time.
    Farm Birthday Party - so many fun farm themed crafts for kids, farm activities, and super cute birthday cake (party theme). Great for kids of all ages and preschool classes.

    Homeschool History Lesson Plan: Medieval Ages #4 – Art & Music

    As part of our homeschool history for kids  unit on Medieval Times  we explored Medieval Art & Music by learning about famous artists Giotto, creating a medieval tapestry, creating our own psaltery, learning to draw a castle, and reading some excellent books.
    Homeschool Art Lesson - Discovering Famous Artists Giotto

    Saturday, November 2, 2013

    FREE Thanksgiving Color By Number

    FREE Thanksgiving Color by Number - These kindergarten worksheets and preschool worksheets are a fun math activity. These math worksheets for kids are great for practicing numbers, addition and subtraction.
    Wanted to makes sure you guys didn’t miss this great way to sneak in some fun math.
    Graphics Purchased and used with permission from ScrappinDoodles License #94836

    Friday, November 1, 2013

    FREE Printable: Psalm 23 Bible Bingo

    This year I am teaching 2nd grade Sunday School at our church. I want to make our class educational, hands on, and FUN so they remember what we talk about! For this week I put together a Psalm 23 BINGO to go along with our unit on Psalms and David. So for all you other busy Sunday School teachers out there ministering to kids, here is a free printable to make this weeks lesson a little easier!
    FREE Printable Psalm 23 Bible Bingo for Kids - this is a fun Bible games kids, Bible games for children, and for Sunday School lessons for preschool, kindergarten, first grade