Category Archives for Themed Activities

Christmas Study – Epiphany and Advent

When I was learning Spanish, I read about a celebration called “Three Kings Day”.  I just brushed it off as the Spanish celebration for Christmas and never thought about it again.  I was in middle school and high school, education wasn’t as important to me back then, and like most kids I just wanted to […]

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Skating Through Life

Skating Through Lifeby Jen Holmstrom Around the Holidays we look for seasonal activities. One of the best activities for colder days is skating; roller or ice. Both roller skating and ice skating are fun and perfect for the season. And both have their educational properties!  You can research the many types of sports involved with skating. […]

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The 5 Basic Senses

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Share0 Pin0 The Five Basic Senses – Introducing a New Essential Sense! By Jen HolmstromChildren absorb information more efficiently than adults. We’ve been aware of this fact for a long time, but have we applied this fact to our lives? One of the biggest reasons why sensory activities are enjoyed by […]

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Finding Your Heritage

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Pin0 Finding Your Heritage by Jen HolmstromIn almost every town, there is a historic site, home, or museum. The site will signify the local culture and history. When you set out to find a place to visit for your curriculum, a local historic site would be a great choice. For younger […]

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Binder Builder Season 1

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Pin0 NEW – Binder Builders Video Series An exclusive series by Nancy Fileccia – American History 12-week binder builder course!  Season One has ended – Season Two has also ended SEASON ONE REPLAYS SEASON TWO REPLAYS More about Nancy Fileccia: Nancy Fileccia is a fifteen-year homeschooling veteran and co-owner of A JourneyThrough […]

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The Jelly Belly Factory

The Jelly Belly Factory  by Jen Holmstrom Crushed Pineapple, Blueberry, Island Punch, and Toasted Marshmallow. Do these flavors peak your interest? They should, because these are some of the most popular Jelly Belly flavors. If you have a sweet tooth like I do, you might be interested in knowing that there are two Jelly Belly […]

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Apples & Pumpkins by Jen

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Share0 Pin0 ​Apples & Pumpkins by Jen HolmstromHomeschooling allows us to explore and study seasons and events as they come. When Autumn arrives, we can’t help but think of the changing of the leaves and holiday decorations. This season can easily be integrated into your lesson plans. Introduce your children to […]

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Spy Themed Activities

[osd_social_media_sharing] In honor of our upcoming E-Conference (click here to find out more), we have put together a collection from across the web of Mission Possible-Inspired activities and adventures for kids, groups, and families! Bookmark

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Unit Study on Pirates

Unit Study on Piratesby Dianne McLeanIf you have been following our series on unit studies, you know by now that you can take ANY topic of interest and use it as a jumping off point to incorporate reading, writing, vocabulary, math, science, and history. You can add in art, music, and many creative subjects as […]

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Yummy Chocolate Unit Study

This time of year, as we ponder all the yummy treats that will pass by our eyes, one in particular comes to mind – CHOCOLATE! Have you ever wondered how chocolate is made?  How it came to be?  Who decided that the little cacao bean should become something so delectable?  Did you know that chocolate […]

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