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Writing Game – The Rest of the Story

Need an activity to do with a group of kids? Here’s a writing game that will have everyone laughing! It can be played in co-op classes or at home with children of different ages. They just need to be able to read and write. How to Play To play, all you’ll need is a piece of paper and a pen or pencil. Player 1

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Turtle with Wax Resist

Wax resist works because oil and water don’t mix; the oil in the wax repels water. For this project, your child will use crayons (the wax) and watercolors to create a sea turtle painting. Here’s what you’ll need: Crayons (any color) Watercolors Paint brushes Watercolor paper Cup of water Paper towel Pencil  and eraser Scratch paper, such as copy paper Masking tape and cardboard

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Make a Bug Mobile!

Summertime around our house means – bugs! By bugs, I not only mean bugs like stink bugs and milkweed bugs, but all the six-legged insects. There are bugs in the yard and bugs in the house, biting bugs and stinging bugs. And though parents may grumble, there is a way to make these buggy days fun for kids. They can create their own bug

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Rory’s Story Cubes

I love yard sales; when I go to a sale, I feel like I’m on a treasure hunt. A couple of weeks ago, I stopped by a friend’s yard sale where I found a game that I had never seen before. It’s called Rory’s Story Cubes, and it has been a great addition to our school days! The game consists of nine dice-sized cubes;

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Little One Underfoot

If you had told me five years ago that I would be a mother, a homemaker, a homeschooling mom, a writer and an artist with children around, I would have laughed.  But that is how it is and I manage to accomplish what I do with my children alongside me. We spend the most time in the kitchen or nearby. Early on, I decided

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Child-Led Education

A fellow homeschooling mom forwarded an article on child-led learning to me the other day. I had just finished reading John Holt’s ‘How Children Learn’ so the article was timely for me. John Holt said “…what we need to do – and all we need to do – is to give children as much help and guidance as the need and ask for, listen

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Writing Practice like the Old Days

When we first began homeschooling, I daydreamed of the endless hours my son would spend writing his thoughts, ideas etc in a journal as I had so fervently as a child. The truth, unfortunately, is that my son could really have cared less about writing. He was adamant that he would avoid it all costs. I was lucky to come across an elderly woman

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Creative Handwriting

It seems as though when my children were smaller, I was a lot more creative with their lessons. I would make up my own unit studies and find the books to go with them. I would create crafts to go along with the subjects, as well as board games made from poster board and cardstock. We also went on lots of field trips to

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Be the Mirror

“Mommy, run with me!” exclaims my very active child.  These words- this directive- strike fear into my heart.  Me?  run?  Please, please, please no! Every time, I think I may cry.  I am the most non-athletic person my son will probably ever know, but he doesn’t know it yet. That’s because I follow the directive, huffing and puffing along, trying desperately to catch up

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Late Night Talks

It’s nine in the morning and my son is still sleeping soundly. My parents would be horrified. On a school day no less!  Everything we had planned for today can be pushed forward for later, tomorrow or the day after that. Oh, the joy of home learning! Nothing should disturb a sleeping child I believe, because in dreaming, that child solidifies all the knowledge

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