Summer activities for kids and families

Summer Activity Roundup – Links and Resources for Families with Young Kids

A round up of summer activities for families with young children. Check out ideas for outdoor play, crafts, and summer fun on a budget!

North and South Pole Unit – Educational Streaming Resources for Elementary Arctic and Antarctica Study

Streaming resources to supplement your North and South Pole Unit. Click through for Playlists, Movies, and Shows about Antarctica and the Arctic Tundra.

Flower Dissection Lesson Plan – Elementary Science Lesson, Plants and Gardening Unit

I am so excited to share the Flower Dissection Lesson Plan as part of The Learning Hypothesis' Science Celebration!

Springtime Activity Roundup – Links and Resources

Whether you're a homeschool parent, teacher, or just looking for a few activities to keep the kids occupied for spring break, read on for links to resources for activities, book lists, and free printable fun for spring!

Australia and Pacific Islands Unit – Educational Streaming Resources for Elementary Australia and Oceania Continent Study

A list of streaming resources compiled for Build Your Library Kindergarten. It could also be used for any Asia unit study.

Removing Distraction to Inspire Creative Play – The Best Ways to Spark Your Child’s Imagination

Spark your child's imagination by removing distractions that get in the way of creative play. Read on to find out how we inspire creative play.

Lesson Resources about Teeth and Going to the Dentist – Introduction to Dental Health for Young Children

I put this mini unit plan together to help the kids get excited and understand their trip to the dentist. Read on for educational resources about teeth and seeing the dentist - maybe for the first time!

Complete Eric Carle Book List with links to Read Alouds

I asked, "Who is your favorite author?" My son answered Eric Carle without a second's hesitation. Our house is filled with Carle's board books, flap books, and classic hardcovers that will last for many years to come. Read on for a complete list of Eric Carle books currently in print with links to over 40 read alouds.

Top Ten Educational Media Sites for Kindergarten – and what we tried that FAILED

I love using all kinds of media to support our homeschool. I've been using YouTube and online games and programs since I was teaching elementary school. I'm excited to share my favorite resources to support learning in your home or classroom!