Posts Tagged ‘kids activities’


Some New Links

March 14, 2012

This is just a quick post to lend awareness to a few new links I have added.
Discovery Kids fun Mummy Maker game
JUMP Math, which came highly recommended by a friend of mine
Awesome Knot Tying videos
Free Advanced High School courses



March 14, 2012

It is Pi Day!
Pi Day was founded at the Exploratorium by physicist Larry Shaw, and has since become an official international holiday, celebrated live and online all around the world.
We are planning to do a little celebrating of Pi Day ourselves, in the form of pie. 🙂
Celebrate by making a Pi necklace or by making pies and pizzas.
It is a perfect opportunity to explore math and Pi with our kids!

Happy Pi Day!


Leapfrog Letter Factory!

March 14, 2012

Seriously amazing!

Leapfrog Letter Factory is truly amazing. Mr A started learning phonics using the free games at Starfall, which is a great site. However, it wasn’t until he started watching Letter Factory that he really got it. Everything is changing so fast now! I know I have said it already, but it has done absolutely amazing things. He went from not recognizing most of his letters – to recognizing them, knowing their sounds and reading words by sounding them out!

On top of that, he can easily write his name and this morning, Mr A decided to write his alphabet with his new crayons. We haven’t even begun to learn how to write his letters, we have just been working on paths and mazes, as pre-writing skills. Apparently, I need to step it up a notch!

I simply can not recommend this video enough.

Here is the alphabet written by Mr A, spontaneously, this morning. It is written backwards, but that isn't uncommon for young children when they are first learning to write.



October 13, 2011

I just wanted to post a quick one about a site I just discovered that, so far, I am rather impressed with.

JASON Mission Center is a fabulous, free site that has great science curriculum for free! As a homeschooler, you would sign up as a homeschool teacher, and set up your virtual classroom. There is already made curriculum, resources and the ability to create your own curricula as well.
The geek in me is really dancing in my head at the awesomeness, haha.


Otherwise known as The Fancy Link Post.

October 3, 2011

Free Printables are The Awesomest.
Sometimes I spend too much time collecting bookmarks of homeschooling pages and especially of free printables. Today, I have randomly decided to share a collection of printables sites as well as tutorials for activities and some other great links with you.
Did I mention, free?

Pre-K and K:
Must read “What every four year old should know”
Alphabet Animals coloring pages
Alphabet printables
Copy me game for critical thinking
Kindergarden worksheets
Letter paths
Pre-K and K pre-printing worksheets
Pre-K and K worksheet package
Pre-K and K worksheets
Toddler to elementary school activities
Tot School Printables

First grade:
First grade Outer Space free unit
First grade printables
First grade site list

Third and fourth grade:
Halloween corrections worksheets

Excellent multi-level worksheet printables site
Free homeschool links
Free phonics site
Free MIT courses
Khan Academy – excellent videos everyone should know about
Multi-level worksheets and more
NASA Optics
10 ways to explore math
Various printables

United States history:
Charters of Freedom
US history activities

Free printable maps
US maps

Free online storytime

How to improve a child’s handwriting

Games and flashcards
Spanish worksheets

Coloring all ages:
Dover manatees free pages
Dover stained glass faerie tales free pages
Dover turtles free pages
Hidden picture color by letter pages
Teen+ coloring pages

Art projects for kids
Art and sensory recipes
Awesome Hand Tree drawing tutorial
Basket weaving visual tutorial (non-english)
Cloud in a jar
Dover free puzzle pages
Flat Stanley
Geo-board tutorial
Homemade Kaleidoscope
Homemade Moonsand
Magic ketchup experiment
Octopus craft
Paint chip reading skills project
Preserving leaves
Q-tip skeleton
Spring grass terrarium
30 dirty kid activities
Tiny bow and arrow
US Geological Survey activities k-6