1. Ping Pong Ball Shooters

    We got this fantastic idea for ping pong ball shooters from Come Together Kids. I made a couple of revisions - they used them to shoot pom poms and mini…

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  2. Paper Plate Clock Activity for Learning to Tell Time

    When I saw this idea on Pinterest (from Mrs. Dahl's Classroom) to make a paper plate clock for learning to tell time, I knew we had to do it! Gresham…

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  3. Preschool Unit: The Year at Maple Hill Farm

    Last week, we did a very simple unit using the book The Year at Maple Hill Farm by Alice and Martin Provensen. I have started choosing a "book of the…

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  4. Math Activity: Candy Survey and Graph

    Facebook can be such a useful tool for homeschooling! Last week, Gresham's math curriculum, Making Math Meaningful from Cornerstone Curriculum, introduced the concept of a bar graph. I decided to…

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  5. A Preschool Mini Unit on the Five Senses: Part 2

    This past week, my 3 and 5 year olds studied about the five senses using The Magic Schoolbus Explores the Senses. You can find part 1 with our activities on…

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  6. A Preschool Mini Unit on the Five Senses: Part 1

    Now that I'm homeschooling two boys this year (4th and 1st grades), it's a challenge to keep three-year-old Owen from being lost in the shuffle. And when Owen has nothing…

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  7. Make a Balloon Racquet Game

    We made a balloon racquet game yesterday that was a big hit for indoor active play! I saw the idea in Family Fun magazine - this month's issue had several…

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  8. American West Pioneer Activities: Part 1

    We've been having so much fun studying wagon trains and the American frontier in Aidan's history this year (Sonlight Core E)! In fact, we are just about to start studying…

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  9. Inexpensive Backyard Play with Rain Gutters and Drain Pipe

    This weekend, we had some fun with a trip to Home Depot and some back yard projects! We bought a 10 ft. length of black plastic drain pipe for $5.95…

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  10. Teaching Kids to Sweep the Floor

    As I shared a few weeks ago, we are getting back to a regular chore routine at our house! I have a master plan of what I want to accomplish…

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