Activities, Homeschool

15 Chapter Audiobooks Kids Love

Chapter audiobooks are a great way to include more reading in your homeschool.

chapter audiobooks

I have such a love affair with audiobooks. One of the best times of my life was when my husband was a long-haul truck driver, and I would go with him on the road for two week stretches. As fun as it was, you still need to occupy your time and one of the best ways is with audiobooks. We listened to Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings (just to name a few) and we were hooked!

Audiobooks also helped my oldest daughter learn to read! We would listen to chapter audiobooks, and she would follow along with the book. It really fired up her love of reading. We have listened to about 30 audiobooks in the past year and today I am sharing with you 15 chapter audiobooks you and your kids will love listening to! read more

Activities, Homeschool

How to Celebrate Earth Day All Year Long

Teach your kids to value the Earth all year-long with these 5 Earth Day Quotes!

Earth Day Quotes

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. read more

Activities, Homeschool

10 Boredom Busters for Homeschoolers

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

boredom busters

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.’” read more

Activities, Homeschool

American Flag Craft

If you have a lot of scrapbook paper, this American flag craft is for you!

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. read more

Activities, Homeschool, Letter of the Week

10 Kid Approved Letter Activities

Preschool curriculum is super simple with these letter activities!!

Looking for preschool curriculum for your homeschool? Click to see 10 of our favorite letter activities for preschoolers!

We finally made it through the entire alphabet for our preschool curriculum!! (Here is a recap of all our previous work.) Today I have quick round-up of some of our favorite activities from the letters N-Z. I hope some of our activities inspire you to add something to your preschool curriculum.

PRESCHOOL 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 Harley’s face!! read more