Fun

First Businesses

My son has always been around people who own their own businesses. Entrepreneur examples are plentiful, so it is no surprise that at ten, he’s already brainstorming what kind of business he will have. when he “grows up”. Recently I explained that most of the people whom we know with businesses have run the gamut on start up businesses. And as a rule it

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Spelling Bees

Nowadays it is no surprise to see homeschoolers taking part in the National Spelling Bee an sometimes winning. In the 90’s there were only a couple homeschool students participating in the National Spelling Bee each year. In 2011, 9.8% of the 275 contestants were homeschooled.  And homeschooled students have won the spelling bee four times. If your homeschooled child is interested in competitive spelling,

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Pinterest

If you haven’t joined the Pinterest movement, you will soon. It’s an addictive great website to discover new innovative and positive ideas and a way to store all that interests you in one place.   For homeschoolers, Pinterest offers a way to share fun project ideas and unit studies among other things.   In Pinterest, you can join homeschool groups which participate in collaborative

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Fun Cool Sites for Kids

Sometimes you can hit a rut. It happens.  Activities you do regularly can become boring.  Homeschooling is entrenched in routine for us and so sometimes it’s good to shake things up. I like to do that sometimes by bringing up a fun cool site we have never explored before on the laptop. It helps if I know a little about the site first so

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Winter Homeschool Activities

During the cold months, homeschooling can get dreary- not being able to go outside as often can even bring about the blues.  My son starts acting up, going stir crazy. Here are some fun and time consuming winter homeschool activities for those long days indoor: -Caroling Harmonizing to real Christmas carols (one singing the melody and the other the harmony) makes great memories of

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Making from Scratch- A Good Homeschool Lesson

In an effort to save money and help the environment, we try to make as much as we can from scratch and try to also give recyclable containers a new life.  It is a relatively easy and fun activity.  Making things from scratch gives us the opportunity to watch chemistry in action. It is no secret my child loves science experiments and this is

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Origami

We received an invite to go to a birthday party for the sister of a friend of my son. When we first arrived, it was announced that we would soon join in doing some origami. My sons groan could have been heard in China. The birthday girl promised it would be fun, he would see! Origami is the ancient Chinese art of paper folding

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Long Distance Relationships

My husband is a big kid with my son. He’s the one that gets down on the floor and plays with him, will spend hours discussing the ins and outs of a video game, will wrestle with my son until they are both giggling. He is the fun parent most of the time. I can be fun too but it’s nice to have this

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Letterboxing

As I have mentioned in the past, my adventurous boy loves treasure hunting. We have been avid geocachers for about a year. Recently, a friend turned us onto something similar and just as fun called Letterboxing. It is, like in geocaching, a treasure hunting game/ sport which uses clues written online by other Letterbox enthusiasts to find a hidden box or treasure! This is

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