How to Celebrate Earth Day all year long

Earth Day is April 22, but we should teach our kids to value the Earth all year-long!

I am not a fan of one-off holidays. Valentine’s Day isn’t my thing. April Fool’s Day is annoying, and our love of America is all year, not only on Memorial Day, Independence Day, or Veteran’s day. I find Earth Day to be one of those one-off holidays. We should value the Earth and the environment all year-long. Instill in our kids to respect and honor mother nature. Today’s blog post shares 5 quotes and ideas on how you and your family can celebrate Earth Day all year round.

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10 Boredom Busters for Homeschoolers

A fun, daily boredom buster will spare you from hearing the dreaded words “I’m bored!”

Nothing irritates a homeschool parent more than hearing the phrase, “I’m bored” or “I don’t know what to do.” Afterall, homeschooling is about exploring your passion and interests. About learning and growing in all aspects of life. Being bored isn’t an option. Louis CK spoke of boredom in the following way: “’I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say ‘I’m bored.’”

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American Flag Craft

Do you want to do American Flag craft for Veteran's Day for kids? Do you have a ton of scrapbook paper? Then check out this post for an easy DIY scrapbook paper craft project the kids will love!

Did you know the current version of the U.S. flag is the longest-used version and has been in use for over 56 years? The 50 star flag was officially adopted in July of 1960 after Hawaii received statehood in 1959. The American flag has undergone 28 various designs since 1775 with official design regulations starting in 1777.

Why do I know all this American flag trivia? Because my kids love the American flag! They have small flags in their room, they draw pictures of the flag, and they always want to buy them when we see them in the stores around national holidays. Their love of the American flag was my inspiration for this American flag craft.

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10 Kid Approved Activities for a Letter of the Week Curriculum

Need some kid approved activities and crafts for your homeschool preschool? Click to see 10 of our favorite activities for a letter of the week curriculum.

In the past, I did a round-up of all the activities for each letter in our letter of the week curriculum. But due to computer and camera issues, I have fallen quite a bit behind. I have blogged through the letter M and instead of just stopping there, I thought I would do a quick round-up of some of our favorite activities from the rest of the alphabet. I hope some of our activities inspire you to add something to your letter of the week curriculum.

Letter N

For each letter, I tried to include a recipe. While I was planning for the letter N, these chocolate nests were floating around Pinterest. By the way, you can find many of the activities we incorporated in our homeschool preschool on this Pinterest board here!! These chocolate nests with candy eggs were a big hit with the girls. Just look at Fofo’s face!!

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100 Women to Study for Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month. This list of 100 women is guaranteed to give you ideas for bulletin boards and activities for the month of March. The list includes authors, athletes, entertainers, humanitarians and more! The last category is my fave!!

March is National Women’s History Month. Back before I was a mom of girls during my college days, I had a Women’s History Month folder in my curriculum file. I decided to build upon that and create a list of 100 women from around the world to study during Women’s History Month. 10 categories, 10 women in each category. This is by no means a complete list, but the results of my brainstorming and researching. The list is in no particular order and a brief description is added when needed.

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