For the Kids

Deanna’s Homeschool Round-Up

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School’s starting here and I’ve been busy getting organized and making neato enrichment activities for my curious kids.  Here’s a quick round up of what I’ve been doing. Teach you kids to recognize seeds with your leftover seeds and a cute printable HERE. (pictured above) For a peek into how I’ve organized the children and myself […]

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DIY School Centers

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  Workboxes are a popular way to organize homeschool these days, however, we don’t have the space for that system.  I just stack up Dollar store cookie trays with the work.  See more about it here. In our house, I don’t have a dedicated school room, so for the first fifteen minutes of each school […]

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DIY Local Species Education

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  I’m really proud of my local species vertebrate cards.  I decided that, while it was cool to teach the kids about the world, I should first teach them about what is HERE.  I love hearing them argue about whether or not that’s an English Sparrow or a Carolina Chickadee. So, I made a BUNCH […]

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More Ways to Keep the Kids Busy

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Pill (mint) cutting:  Dollar Store trays, pill containers, and pill cutters make breath mints REALLY fun. Sockets:  Raiding Dad’s socket set keeps kids busy stacking, grading, and lacing. Magnets:  Is it magnetic or not?  Who knew your junk drawer was full of such excitement.  Just grab another handful of junk and the activity remakes itself. […]

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More DIY Practical Life Centers

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The Practical Life Centers are a favorite in my house, and take so little to set them up.  So, here’s some more! 1.  Beating Bubbles:  Pictured above is a little 2 1/2 year old that came to visit and LOVED this activity.  Funny, since it’s a favorite of my nine-year-old as well. 2.  Hammering Nails: […]

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