Arts and Crafts | Week in Review

One of the reasons I love sharing arts and crafts is because when I started homeschooling, one of the things my child who had gone to public school missed was the crafts they did. Needless to say, i make an ardent effort to ensure that they get their share of these activities.

Top Picks | 8 Year Old activities

Now that summer is here, the question persists…what do we do with our children?? Below are a few activities my 8 year old enjoys!

Top 10 Kindergarten Books

This academic year my kindergartner read 100 books! My goal was 75, then we added in some cool reading programs like “Six Flags Read to Succeed” that required you to log specific hours of reading in exchange for free tickets and we made our way to 94 before casually adding another 6 to round it…

Origami

This Japanese art has become the new favorite activity in our home. It was born out of our love of Japanese food. One of the restaurants we like has little origami stars decorating the bottom of vases. One night while we waited for our dinner to arrive, we chatted about what origami was and then pulled…

2nd Grade School Day!

This is something a lot of people are curious about, whether its those wanting to try it out, or those who doubt a child can be educated in a home environment and still excel. The night before I go over the things I want each child to accomplish the next day and then I plan…

Perler Beads

Whenever these come out, its guaranteed that we will spend a couple hours making different designs. Fun for the entire family! The kids turned their designs into key chains, necklaces and bracelets.    

Brick by Brick

Barnes and Nobles is my husbands lunch time guilty pleasure. Sometimes he finds things I return, much to his disdain……but sometimes… i actually really like his finds. This one was a winner, we’ll be keeping it  🙂 He picked up “Brick by Brick” which is a logic game. It comes with 5 differently shaped bricks…

Morning in the Life of a 3 year old.

When I started to document this, it was mostly for myself but I have noticed a popular question I receive is “what do you with him?” “what kinds of activities do you do?” As a result, I have decided to share it. My 3 year old begins his day by playing with his cars, even…

Playtime

“Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.” -Kay Redfield Jamison.

Creative Flow

Magna Tiles is a sure way to unleash your child’s creativity.

3D Hand!

This was a relatively simple yet fun 3D art drawing. You start off by lightly tracing your hand (and a bit of your wrist) using a pencil. Then you take a marker and draw straight lines across the paper to an outline of your hand. After that point, draw a curved line(inside the hand) to…

Simon

When my 4th baby was born, someone gifted my older kids with this game which was incredibly kind at a time when the newest addition was receiving tons of presents and attention. I particularly loved it though because it’s a fun hand held game that allowed me to play with my older kids while I…