Rainbow Loom Crafts for Kids

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The following post is from Demetria of Christian Homeschool Moms: Note: Links to the Rainbow Loom product are affiliate links.  Thanks! If you’ve been to any craft store recently, you’ve probably noticed that the Rainbow Loom is hot stuff these days.  My daughter definitely caught onto this trend right away and began spending her time making […]

Summer Crafts for Preschoolers

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The following post is from Dianna of The Kennedy Adventures: This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for your support of our authors.  Whether you’re taking a break from your homeschool for the summer, or working on a year round approach, these longer days are perfect for summer crafts for preschoolers.   Let’s take a look […]

5 Tips For Successful Strewing

The following post is from Erin of The Usual Mayhem.  (This post contains affiliate links.) Not all of us are unschoolers, but everyone can benefit from successful strewing. In a nutshell, strewing is the art of presenting your child with interesting and varied learning opportunities without forcing it upon them. The key is that you […]

Playing Games with Kids (Who Do Not Lose Well)

The following post is from Becky of This Reading Mama: *This post contains affiliate links. Playing games with kids is such a hands-on and fun way to teach new strategies and review skills. And it’s such a sneaky way to do it, too. But playing games with one particular child in our family hasn’t always been so fun. […]

Printable Learning Activities for Preschoolers

The following is a post from contributing writer Lauren of Mama’s Learning Corner.   The internet is filled with printable learning activities for preschoolers.  Here are a few tried-and-true resources I use in my own home with my preschoolers: Cut & Paste Patterns – Free Homeschool Deals 4-page set of cut & paste patterns with […]

5 Ways to Use Games to Teach Reading

The following is a post from contributing writer Kris Bales of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. Games make learning fun. Having fun gets kids engaged and being engaged aids retention. During the preschool and early elementary years, we used games nearly every day. I particularly enjoyed being able to use games to teach reading. There are so […]

7 Ways to Serve as a Family During the Holidays

The following post is by contributing writer Amanda of The Scarlet Paisley.       Each year around Thanksgiving and Christmas, I dream up ways our family of nine can serve other families and our community. But while I have the best of intentions, I’m lacking the needed follow-through at times. This year, I’m thinking I’ll stop dreaming, and start doing. What […]

Thanksgiving Books and Activities for Kids

The following is a post from contributing writer, Tanya, of Finding the Teachable Moments. Thanksgiving holds so many opportunities for fun and learning.  Here are some ideas and resources for a variety of Thanksgiving themed topics. The Mayflower Voyage  Two Bad Pilgrims We checked this book out from the library last year and my boys […]