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Our Top 5 Dinosaur Activities

This past week we roared along as we learned about the dinosaurs. One day was given to dinosaurs in our social studies curriculum (Sonlight Core A), but that simply wasn’t enough. Dinosaurs are way too much fun for just one day. Here are our 5 Top Dinosaur Activities that we used to learn more about […]

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Painting Color Wheels

We studied rainbows in science last weeks (you can see our fun experiment here), so I decided that painting a color wheel would be the perfect art expansion. It’s easy, fun, and a basic art lesson that the kids can use for life. Knowing which colors are primary and which are secondary is an important art […]

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How to Make a Real Rainbow

As part of our recent weather unit, we headed outside to try our luck at making a real rainbow. My kids loved this simple activity, and I think that it helped my kids understand how rainbows form and why. Here’s how you can make a real rainbow too: Supplies for Making a Rainbow: Mirror Glass […]

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Learning about Ancient Egypt

We are homeschooling this summer for the first time, you can read more about our reasons and curriculum choices here. For our social studies we are using Sonlight Core A: Intro to World Cultures. This week’s lessons (Week 2) focused on ancient Egypt. (Are you using Sonlight too? Here is my list of great dinosaur activities and […]

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The Water Balloon Reading Game

My 6-year-old isn’t exactly the most enthusiastic emerging reader, but this Water Balloon Reading Game always gets the cheers and not the groans. Since my kid would rather be playing outside, this game gives him the perfect chance to burn off some energy while we check off our sight word practice for the day. How […]

dinosaur activity

Our Top 5 Dinosaur Activities

This past week we roared along as we learned about the dinosaurs. One day was given to dinosaurs in our social studies curriculum (Sonlight Core A), but that simply wasn’t enough. Dinosaurs are way too much fun for just one day. Here are our 5 Top Dinosaur Activities that we used to learn more about […]