21 Ocean Themed Books and More for Kids

Summer is here! The weather is hot, the sunlight is long, fireflies glow, and vacations to the beach abound! In our homeschool, we generally continue schooling, but do lighter work and use unit studies. This time of year, one subject that is fun to take a deeper look at is ocean life. Since books are always […]

K is for King Tutankhamen: Books About King Tut for Children

We have been using Biblioplan, Year One: Ancients for our history this past homeschool year. We’ve had such a great time really diving into each civilization that we will be continuing with it into our next year. Rabbit trails abound, and I want to really savor my children’s enthusiasm for their studies. One particular topic […]

Mix and Match Animal Game

It’s time for the Story Corner blog hop! This month’s theme was “Animals.” I have the most fun book for little ones for this month’s activity! “Muddle and Match: Jungle Animals” is an adorable board book for the younger set that features brief sentences full of fun alliteration about several animals. The thing that sets this book […]

10 Noah’s Ark Crafts and Activities

It’s time for Poppins Book Nook! This virtual monthly book club showcases great books for children and activities to accompany them. This month’s theme was Caldecott Medal Winners! Quality literature is becoming harder and harder to come by in a world that tends to dumb down reading material for our children. That’s why it’s a […]

FREE Color Your Own Farm Themed Mini Book

It’s time for Poppins Book Nook! This virtual monthly book club showcases great books for children and activities to accompany them. This month’s theme was Farms! This is such a fun theme because children LOVE animals and all that comes with them! We often take field trips to various farms in our area and it […]

DIY Baseball Wall Art

We are right in the midst of baseball season in our home. Days are filled with scrubbing stains from the knees and backs of baseball pants, finding the one missing cleat, buying nachos from concession stands, and cheering on our oldest son (who scored his first run this week!). It’s just part of life every […]

A Happy, Happy, Happy Devotional for Children

Duck Dynasty is all the rage in many circles. Since the family culture in the famous Robertson family is very, very similar to that of my country bred husband, he quite enjoys the show. It’s become a bonding time between him and the children to sit down and watch an episode or two, laughing at […]

Yarn Wrapped Tornado Craft

It’s time for Poppins Book Nook! This virtual monthly book club showcases great books for children and activities to accompany them. This month’s theme was Weather! With the season changing, this is a perfect opportunity to take a look at our weather with children. You can study all sorts of topics from wind to rainbows. […]

B is for Books on Ancient History

No homeschool is complete without books, and ancient history happens to be my favorite portion of history to study. My five children range in ages ten to two; therefore we’ve come across some great books, and some not so great books. These happen to be our favorite, and most of these books onn ancient history […]

Pipe Cleaner Pencil Topper Ants

So, I kind of love the Usborne Phonics Readers. They are short and sweet, but oh so fun, and my children love them too. Even my kids who are absolutely beyond this stage of reading enjoy paging through these little paperbacks and giggling at the character’s antics. For this month’s Story Corner, which had a […]