Flip books are low-tech fun that still appeal to kids today, especially if they are creating them themselves with normal office supplies that you probably have sitting around.
A study of Pilgrim's Progress is a great choice for a homeschool unit study, literature study, or even Bible study. Here are ideas and resources for customizing your own Pilgrim's Progress study.
What you need to study Bruegel as part of a Charlotte Mason styled homeschool artist study.
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Keeping a reading journal is a fantastic way to encourage a child to think deeply about whatever he his reading. It works especially well with fiction novels, but can be used with non-fiction as well.
Poetry notebooks can contain copied poems, composed poems, illustrations for poems, analysis of poetry, and biographies of poets. And any age student can keep a poetry notebook.
Analogies are a great way to sharpen the mind because besides knowing the meanings of the words, you must also understand the relationship expressed in the analogy.
Every teacher knows that adding a game or puzzle to a lesson makes it more fun. When children are having fun, they are more motivated to learn. Acrostics are word games that can be used with almost any homeschool lesson...
living geography -- a Charlotte Mason approach to teaching homeschool geography
The chan chu has many names -- three-legged toad, wealth toad, or prosperity toad. In Asia, the chan chu is a good luck symbol, especially in the area of prosperity. Just one look at its figure will demonstrate that....
Why vocabulary should be an important part of your homeschool plan and different ways to achieve vocabulary power.
Get hands-on when you study William Shakespeare's plays with these activities and crafts.
Hink Pinks are rhyming riddles. This word play is fun to solve and to create. Add hink pinks to your homeschool language arts lessons for some silly fun.
After a few visits to your local river, lake, or stream, you may want to learn more about what you're seeing with these homeschool unit study resources.
Every story has the elements of fiction whether it is a short story, a novel, a play, a movie, or even a television sit-com. The story you told your husband at dinner last night probably had these elements as well. ...
Studying hymns in your homeschool provides opportunity for learning vocabulary, poetic language, and theology.
Create a Christingle --an edible Christmas craft with spiritual significance.
The Dragon in the Sky Shadow Puppet Theater is a kid-friendly outing in Beijing, China.
Although some moms dislike hands-on messes, there are six great reasons to put up with the inconvenience and use them for homeschool.
Pizza to go -- a calzone! Wrap the fillings in a pretty braided dough with this photo tutorial.
Celebrate Dictionary Day, October 16, the birthday of Noah Webster, with some language arts lessons.
Mozart is a great choice for a homeschool composer study.
My favorite type of croquette is a chicken croquette, and here I'll show you how to make them. Made from ordinary ingredients you normally have on hand croquettes will get raves from your family!
The Charlotte Mason style of studying composers is an easy & inexpensive way to expose children to the masters of music so that they grow up appreciating classical music and knowing a bit about it.
Study the Master of Romantic Music -- Tchaikovsky -- in this homeschool composer study.
Repeated experience writing and editing your writing is the best way to improve your skill. And that requires no fancy curriculum or textbooks --just time to write.
Forget math textbooks and breath life into math with a living approach!
Before you load up the van for an art museum field trip, consider preparing your family for this rich experience.
If you're new to notebooking, you'll discover that science is a great topic to begin with. Because science is so broad and lends itself to a variety of methods of expression such as charts, diagrams, paragraphs, and...
Vermeer makes a great artist for a Charlotte Mason styled artist study because there are no lengthy biographies to distract us from enjoying his art. Just dive in and enjoy his paintings.
Math journals or math notebooks are basically the same thing -- a record of math understanding and exploration that can be used as a reference later.
Fractions are a big part of mathematical understanding. Make it easy for kids to grasp by selecting hands-on activities.
Making shadow puppets with your hands has been a pastime since the earliest of times as men sat around an open fire. Dress it up a bit by designing a small puppet theater and cardboard shadow puppets. Then dim the...
Seven tans make up the puzzle we call tangrams. These tangrams can be used for fun homeschool lessons!
It's a bit hard to make, but the payoff is worth it because this minibook is impressive!
This is a tricky minibook to create, but once it's worth it. It starts out small and explodes into a HUGE surface for writing or drawing.
How can a little flour, water, and paint become a fantastic hands-on geography project, full of educational benefits? With salt dough maps, that's how!
Make a lapbook about ancient Egypt with these book ideas, links to free printables, and activity suggestions.
Is grammar outdated or still necessary for a homeschool education? Learn the pros and cons and find some great, free resources for teaching this often maligned topic.
You don't need to buy pre-planned lapbook kits because planning a lapbook yourself is easy! As an added benefit, you can customize the learning to your child's interests.
Say art and 9 out of 10 people will think "Picasso." Introduce your children to this artist with a homeschool artist study.
How to plan a homeschool artist study for Mary Cassatt.
Called a matchbook because it's folded like a book of matches, this minibook is just a few folds away.
A quick minibook that's perfect for four bits of information -- the four corner minibook is an easy addition to any homeschool lesson.
With just cardstock and a paper fastener, you can make an interactive learning tool for homeschool lessons -- a wheel book.
Making a tabbed book is quite easy! So you don't really need a template. You simply need instructions.Do you have scissors, a ruler, a stapler, and some paper? Then you can make it right now!
Here is the record of our homeschool journey into drawing, using Mona Brookes' Drawing with Children as our main resource.
Way better than a mere postcard exchange, a flat traveler exchange is a full geography and culture project that is a great fit for homeschoolers!
The squatty potty is the in-ground basin style of toilet that is common all over Asia.
Monet's subject matter is especially family friendly and generally enjoyed by most everyone. So if you're looking for a painter to begin your artist study with, Monet is a great choice!
Whether it's a school assignment or a project for fun, there are many ways to create a shoebox diorama. Here are tips, ideas, books, and printables to help you make a very cool miniature model.
Save money and create personalized products by making your OWN notebooking pages for homeschool
Homeschool moms new to lapbooking typically have the same questions about this learning method. Here are the answers to those frequently asked questions.
Chacos are the best sport sandals on the market! I love them, and you should know about them!
Narration is a cornerstone of a Charlotte Mason homeschool. Forget workbooks, expensive craft kits, and complicated busy work. Narration is a learning method that can be used for any age and for any subject. One of...
Learn the differences between lapbooking and notebooking and discover how you can merge the best of both into your homeschool lessons.
Classic works of literature, many retold for children, that are suitable for a homeschool study of ancient Greece.
The beach is a perfect nature study destination. Here are ways to learn science via a day at the beach.
Celebrate the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival with a fun cultural unit study for homeschool.
How to add poetry into your homeschool routine.
How to introduce Shakespeare's plays to young readers.
When you study the human body for a homeschool science unit, create a lapbook do document what you learn.
The book Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv is a must-read for every parent.
What better way to learn about the United States of America than to create a notebook filled with facts about each state? Here you will find printables, books, ideas, and supplementary activities.
Kids love physics! Just watch them cavort on a playground! Now take those lessons and represent them in a lapbook filled with minibooks about the principles of science.
A mini office is a particular application of lapbooks. Each child can make his own mini-office -- a lapbook filled with reference pages for his own learning. The sky is the limit on what you can include. Fill the mini...
Channel a child's natural fascination with outer space into the creation of a Space Lapbook. Here you will find ideas, printables, books, and more.
Lapbooking seems overwhelming at first, but it doesn't have to be a huge production. Keep it simple with these easy getting started steps.
Take a break from your regular homeschool curriculum and have a Thanksgiving unit study.
Timelines complement to any homeschool history curriculum and are especially good for visual learners because they offer a view of historical events in a pictorial way.
Mother Goose rhymes teach poetry, vocabulary, rhythm, and culture.
Helps for learning about charts and graphs in your homeschool lessons.
The homeschool movement is gaining momentum all over the world, and many home educators are looking back to the ideas of Charlotte Mason as a compass for teaching their own children. Charlotte Mason was an educator who...
How to implement artist study in your homeschool, the way that Charlotte Mason outlined.
Get outdoors as often as possible -- even daily -- and enrich your homeschool experience with nature study.