seasons

The last project I needed to finish up, for the updated Spring Bs homeschool unit, were these super easy to make sock bunnies. I completed them two different ways for different age/skill levels. The tall blue bunny was completed without any sewing, whereas the smaller polk-a-dot bunny does require a needle andRead More →

Although not quite as lovely smelling as the real thing, these beeswax modeled rose buds do have a sweet smell all their own. We have scheduled working with modeling beeswax as one of our projects in  the Spring Bs Homeschool Companion unit. To completed this project you will need a set ofRead More →

One of the projects in our Coming Soon updated Spring Bs unit is this super easy to make Wooden Beaded Caterpillar. If you are following the current online curriculum, the Wooden Bead Caterpillar would take the place of the Butterfly Life Cycle Collage scheduled in week eleven. It makes aRead More →

This morning I am sharing one of the projects from our Spring Bs Homeschool Companion unit, Bean Mosaic Artwork. Be sure to stop by tomorrow for an update on the new Simple Seasons Second Edition Homeschool Companion guides. WARNING: It has been brought to our attention that uncooked red kidney beansRead More →

One of the projects in our Spring Bs homeschool unit is to make colorful coffee filter butterflies. Whether you are following are unit or not, your young crafters will enjoy playing with colors while dying the coffee filter butterfly wings. You can make just a couple of coffee filter butterfliesRead More →

Here is a perfect project for a snow day. It is a simple sewing project that your kids can help make. In our Winter Wonderland unit we included basic directions for making super simple fleece mittens. It has always been my intent to do a more in depth tutorial. TodayRead More →

State Studies :: Elementary School (8-10 years old) Coming Spring 2014: State Studies, a new homeschool guide dedicated to learning about the 50 United States. Like our Seasonal units, this Free Homeschool Curriculum includes art projects, literature, journaling, recipes, picture studies, and more. We are sharing this free homeschool curriculumRead More →

Hi everyone. I just thought I would stop in and let you all know that the new Homeschool Companion Puddles and Ponds schedule and book list are organized and ready to use. I don’t have it ready as a printable pdf (I’m working on updating all of the unit pdfs)Read More →

Here is a collection of our FREE homeschool curriculum guides, journal pages, planners and more. We call our homeschooling units our Homeschool Companion Guides and they are here to help you on your homeschooling journey. Simple Seasons :: Preschool-Kindergarten (4-6 years old) Simple Seasons is a literature based, hands-on curriculumRead More →

Ahhh, today is our first day getting back into our normal routines. We had a joyful holiday season but as I so often am, I am sooo ready to get into our normal pattern of daily life. We have a few new school books we will be trying out, includingRead More →

This week’s project was building a gingerbread house. My kids were very excited to get started on this one. We braved the bitter cold and went out to buy a gingerbread form kit (ie the cookie cutters shaped to make perfect sides), but inadvertently I ended up with a pre-bakedRead More →

Every family has their favorite traditional foods they make for Christmas. In Michelle’s house, Christmas breakfast always includes a birthday cake for Baby Jesus. Although pancake men are not a part of our holiday celebration, the children enjoyed them just the same 🙂 In the book Christmas in the BigRead More →

In the book, The Legend of the Poinsettia, by Tomie dePaola… “At home Lucida helped Mama clean their casita-their little house-and pat out the tortillas for their meals.” We did not make our own tortillas, but we used flour tortillas to make “Mock Sopapillas”. Easy and yummy, I can almostRead More →