1. Easter Egg Word Match-up Game

    Here's an idea for a quick and easy game for kids who are learning to read!  I cut out Easter egg shapes from construction paper, and then cut them in…

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  2. More Favorite Chapter Books for Boys

    A year ago, I posted about our favorite chapter books for boys in two parts.  (You can find those posts here and here.) Now that Aidan is a year older…

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  3. Math Activities: Comparisons

    Our computer is back!  Hooray!  Not much time for writing at the moment, but I wanted to post a couple of quick math ideas for the kindergarten/first grade crowd. Gresham…

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  4. Concept of the Day: Measuring

    It hasn't really worked to take time off from school while we adjust to life with a new baby, but we do need our school routine to be more simple…

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  5. Science and Math Activity: Measuring the Length of Sea Animals

    This year in science, Aidan and I are studying Apologia's Exploring Creation with Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day.  We love Apologia science! So far, we have learned about whales,…

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  6. Hot Wheels Math

    Gresham was thrilled when I announced that we were going to do math with hot wheels cars!  This activity was similar to our counting scavenger hunt, but covered the skill…

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  7. Counting Scavenger Hunt

    We're on a roll lately with preschool/kindergarten math games!  Here's another one we created this week.  It's really simple - just a list of things to count around the house! …

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  8. Teaching Reading without a Curriculum: Make Your Own Books

    Other than phonics workbooks, I have never really purchased a reading curriculum for my kids.  You can read my first post on this topic here -it's an overview of how…

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  9. Preschool/Kindergarten Active Math Game

    One thing that I have learned with sons is that if you want them on board with an activity, just add in throwing, running, shooting, or knocking something down, and…

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  10. Scrabble Spelling

    This is my first year with two kids officially in homeschooling!  Although, I really have to plan like I'm homeschooling all three, because it's unrealistic for the 2 year old…

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