Lessons, busy bags, crafts, and product reviews for homeschooling.

Rosh Hashanah Cards

Make apple and thumb print Rosh Hashanah cards to give away for the new year! Kids love making and personalizing these fun cards. While I was perusing the internet and Pinterest for Rosh Hashanah ideas, I came across a lot of cute crafts using apples and bees (for[…]

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Kool Aid Play Dough

Kool Aid play dough is a quick and easy way to make homemade play dough! Pick your favorite Kool Aid flavors, add a few pantry staples and you’ll have fresh, fruity play dough.   There are a lot of homemade play dough recipes on the internet and I’m[…]

This year my husband and I have decided to make a concerted effort to celebrate Jewish Biblical holidays in our home.  We’ve been having some pretty deep discussions about being more intentional with our family traditions.  One thing we decided to do is celebrate Old Testament festivals throughout[…]

Pony Bead Suncatcher

Keep the kids busy melting pony beads to create colorful and fun suncatchers! This is an inexpensive and fun craft that kids of all ages will enjoy creating.   Last week we were studying the letter “S” and “s is for sun” as part of our homeschool lessons.[…]

There are two things I really love about homeschooling.  First, I love that I’m learning right along with my kids every single day.  For example, I realized this past week that I am left brained and a very visual learner.  I wish I had known this years ago! […]

This is our 4th week of homeschooling and we spent the week reviewing.  I was kind of nervous that we wouldn’t have anything to DO this week, but after over scheduling weeks 2 and 3, we had plenty to catch up on.  But just in case there wasn’t[…]

One of the tings I learned from our first week of homeschool is that I need to do a better job of planning.  I had a lot of activities to do, but they were not necessarily in the best order.  So this week I tried a different plan:[…]

This week was our first official week of our “unofficial” homeschool.  I decided to start this year with a pre-school program with Ella, who is 5.  Although she is technically old enough for Kindergarten (at least by the state’s standards), she has a summer birthday and I’d rather[…]

I came across Busy Bags a few months ago from the blog Unsolicited Advice.  Busy Bags are simply an activity for your child to do that is contained in a bag (or large envelopes would work, too).  The idea is that the kids can pull out an activity[…]