5 Writing Prompts about Costumes

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These writing prompts about costumes let your kids’ imaginations run wild as they describe costumes, dress a pet, or become superheroes or spies. Every kid I know likes to dress up and pretend. Whether costumes are DIY or store-purchased, most of us have experienced the fun of becoming a pirate, princess, or puppy. Use that love of pretend and […]

12 Genius Homemade LEGO Table Hacks

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If your family loves LEGOs, check out this list of homemade LEGO table hacks to make the most of your LEGO playing area. LEGOs are a permanent fixture in my living room. My son can not get enough of them. He keeps certain LEGOs in a Ziploc bag, but the others are just kept in […]

FREE Merchant of Venice Lesson Plans

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If you are looking for a way to introduce Shakespeare to your learners, then Merchant of Venice for Kids will surely grab their attention. The plot, the speeches, and the themes all deserve some attention that these lesson plans will help with. Merchant of Venice is a politically incorrect play that makes many moderns uncomfortable, […]

Open Ended Materials- Ideas for Outside Play and Spaces

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I am really enjoying the idea of open ended materials in homeschool. It really allows children the opportunity to be curious, creative and direct their own play. You can almost see the children thinking about how and what to do with the items. There are no rules or expectations, no specific steps to follow, no […]

Thirty Summer Be Fun Ideas

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Hooray for free time! The warm weather is a wonderful excuse to shoo the kids out of the house and let them play in the fresh air and sunshine. But, what happens when they get bored? (At that point, I just tell my kids that I have plenty of work they can do if they […]