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.
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.
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.
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. And your child, even if he has...
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.
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, these will get rave reviews 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.
Forget math textbooks and breath life into math with a living approach!
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 photos, it's perfect for...
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.
Fractions are a big part of mathematical understanding. Make it easy for kids to grasp by selecting hands-on activities.
Making a shadow puppet theater is an inexpensive family activity that will build memories. Here's a guide to creating your own with your child.
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; planning one 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! 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.
Whether it's a school assignment or a project for fun, a shoebox diorama is a great craft to tackle. Here are tips, ideas, 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
Learn the differences between lapbooking and notebooking and discover how you can merge the best of both into your homeschool lessons.
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.
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.
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 office with the charts that...
Lapbooking seems overwhelming at first, but it doesn't have to be a huge production. Keep it simple with these easy getting started steps.
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.
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.