Showing posts with label Just for Fun. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Just for Fun. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

5 Tips for Field Trips in your Homeschool

5 tips for field trip
Tips for a great homeschool field trip

One of my favorite parts of Homeschooling has been the many field trips we get to go on.

Why you ask?

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Monster Cake Pops! Halloween Spooky Treat

How to make monster cake pops with your kids.
Make Monster Cake Pops with your kids!  

Make these cute quick treats with your kids for Halloween!  They're fast and easy and your kids will love how they turn out.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ring Toss Game

How to make an easy ring toss
Make an easy Ring Toss!

I thought I'd show you a quick and easy ring toss game to make for a fun fall activity!  I made this a few days ago and my kids have loved it!  (We'll be using it during homeschool as well for a reward from the goals they're working on)  Also great for a fall carnival, festival, Halloween party, birthday get the idea.  :)

Friday, August 15, 2014

Baking Pie Pops with Kids

Making pie pops with your kids!
Apple Pie Pops

So I've been thinking a lot about Fall lately and thought I'd share the recipe for these cute Pie Pops.  I've seen them pop up all over Pinterest over the last few years and I have absolutely no idea where I got the  initial recipe from at this point.  I first made them two years ago for a school bake sale at our Fall Carnival.  They are EASY to make with kids and are adorable when finished.  

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Father's Day Traditions

Teaching 4 Moments-Father's Day Traditions!
Father's Day Album
This year, why not start a new tradition for Father's Day?  

Here are a few ideas to get you thinking about a new Father's Day tradition you can start this year!  

I love family traditions.  They give families an identity, a fun way to be creative, a bit of structure, and something to look forward to each year that encourages us to keep making new memories.  

When our first was...

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Metal Earth

Metal Earth, 3D laser cut model
Metal Earth 3D laser cut model in the palm of my 9year old son's hand.

So I wanted to share a great teaching toy today!  I've actually got several other toys and games in mind that I seem to ALWAYS recommend to friends and fellow teachers, so I'll definitely have some future posts on this topic as well. (And no, I'm not being compensated for this endorsement.  I just love to share great things I've found!)  

Metal Earth, 3D laser cut model
Metal Earth:  P-51 Mustang

This toy TODAY is one that I recently learned about.  My sister returned from a conference where these kits were given away by the vendors.  She thought right away that our family would love them! She was right, we think they're great.  Several of them found their way into our Easter baskets, so we were thrilled.

 It's a laser cut 3D model that you...

Sunday, May 4, 2014

CHIP Trophies!

Motivate your students by offering this cute award!
 Need a way to motivate your students or children? Try using CHIP Trophies! I relied on these so much during my public school teaching days and will be starting these soon with my own children in our homeschool.  My kids DEFINITELY need a little push in this direction.  I'll keep my words short since I don't want to lose you before I get to the tutorial.
Chip Trophy is about 4inches tall.
Chip Trophy is about 4 inches tall

Cooperative, Happy, Independent, Person

Here's the scoop: 

CHIP stands for Cooperative, Happy, Independent, Person.  Make a bunch of these at the beginning of the year and put them in a prominent spot where they will be seen while reminding the students of their goal.  Discuss these attributes, put up a bulletin board, and watch...

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Easy Sewing Project

A great first time sewing project for kids
7 year old sewing on her own
     I wanted to share a cute project I did with my girls a few days ago.  These are designed for kids 8+ to make.  My girls are 5 and 7 so there was a bit more supervision required.  We loved them!  It was the perfect, quick, project that we could create and they could play with right away.  The kit came with all the materials you'd need except scissors.  The needles are flexible and dull which made them perfect for using with felt and little fingers.  Did I mention that the holes are already in the felt for even easier sewing?  Love these!  They're great to help with...