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Gaming Unit Study

Using unit studies in your homeschool is a fun way for your kids to have a say in what they are learning. Sure you can buy a unit study but I prefer to put my own together with free or cheap resources. Here is what we used for our gaming unit study last month. I… Read More »

Fun Way to Teach Facts

Whether you homeschool or run a youth group or something similar, sometimes you are teaching a bunch of facts to a group of children but you want it to be fun. How can you do that without just reading the facts? This post has some ideas on a fun way to teach facts. Whether you… Read More »

Top 10 Free Resources from Twinkl

My favourite homeschooling resource is Twinkl! The resources are the best I’ve seen and are clear and easy to understand, come in a variety of printing options and have such a large selection. There are free resources and premium resources. However the premium resources are priced well (I spend more a day than it costs… Read More »

Canvas Art from PhotoWall

I’m always envious of people whose walls are covered in art and photographs because my walls have been bare most of the time. We just repainted and I put up some art I had hanging around that had never gone up. But I needed more photos of family and beautiful canvas art. Photowall sent me… Read More »

Advent Resources

I found some Christmas Advent resources from a great website called Twinkl. They are perfect for both teachers and homeschooling families. Twinkl is my favourite website for homeschooling materials. It has both free and premium resources. If you aren’t sure about premium yet though, sign up for their newsletter to get a coupon for FREE… Read More »

Single-Serve Coffee Maker (+giveaway)

Looking for a gift for the coffee lover on your list? Perhaps The Scoop® Single-Serve Coffee Maker with Removable Reservoir from Hamilton Beach would be a good fit. The Scoop® Single-Serve Coffee Maker with Removable Reservoir by Hamilton Beach® is designed to make a quick cup of coffee easy to brew. No need to brew… Read More »

History of Birthdays

Have you ever wondered the History of Birthdays? That’s what this post is about. The History of Birthdays Originally, before calendars, people didn’t even know what day they were born, let alone what day it was currently. So birthdays were not celebrated. When birthdays were starting to be celebrated, it was for the rich mostly.… Read More »

Activities for Orange Shirt Day

This post is designed for homeschoolers who want to teach about Truth and Reconciliation Day aka Orange Shirt Day. However anyone can supplement what their child learns if you want to as well. Youth groups may find this helpful too. First if you are not familiar with Truth and Reconciliation Day please see the quote… Read More »

Dinosaur Unit Study for Ages 8+

Looking for ideas for a Dinosaur Unit Study that isn’t for preschoolers? Here is what we used for ours. Dinosaur Unit Study I wanted to do a Dinosaur study with my kids ages 8 and 11 but when I searched for ideas everything seemed to be for toddlers or preschoolers. So I had to look… Read More »

The Words in My Hands

The Words in My Hands is a teen fiction book that is listed as a coming of age story as well as a Dystopian novel. It’s about a deaf teenager but it’s set in a future world. The book is the winner of the ALA Schneider Family Book Award for Teens. Stars: **** Here is… Read More »