Learning Activities by Age and Grade
Voting Booth for Kids for the 2016 Presidential Election - Ready or not, the 2016 Presidential Election is almost here. If you’ve been following along with your children or students, learning about the candidates and the process of electing a new United States president, having a kids voting booth is a great way to extend that learning. This activity also incorporates math skills by tallying votes, collecting statistics of voters and averaging those stats to figure out the demographics of your polling place. The ballots, tally sheets, “I Voted” stickers and poll worker badges are free to download in a pdf file below.
Motivational Learning Quotes - This quote by Carol Dweck was so popular on the Creekside Learning Facebook page, that I made it into a pretty printable that you can download, print and hang up in your home or classroom. This parenting gig often calls for a lot of cheerleading–enthusiastic encouragement when our kids need it most.
Homeschooling is a “Road Less Traveled” - Homeschooling is a “road less traveled.” It’s that simple. Everyone has something about their life that is just a bit different than everybody else, just a little outside of the main stream. Think about it. You choose a career path that was different or didn’t go to college right after high school. You married someone that others thought was not going to be a good match for you. You have identical triplets. You chose not to have kids at all. You’re vegan in a family of meat eaters. Whatever it is, think of this thing that you chose, or experienced, that was a bit different than most of your friends and family. How did others react?
10 Tips for Starting the Perfect Homeschool Group - You’re searching for that perfect homeschool group. That co-op that will fit perfectly like your favorite pair of shoes. That class that will be just right for your child. The perfect book club. A group build around your child’s passion for art, Minecraft, sports or– I don’t know– basket weaving. But you just can’t seem to find it. Can’t find it? Then start it! If you build it, they will come. And it doesn’t have to be time consuming.
What Every Homeschool Mom Wants to Hear - As homeschool moms, we get a lot of questions and comments. Well meaning folks often don’t understand. Others are kind of mean. “How can you stand being with your kids all day?” “How will your kids be socialized if they don’t go to school?” “Do you think you’re qualified to teach your kids?” That got me thinking. If I could choose, what would I want people to say?
Awesome Science Activities Through The Seasons - We can’t get enough of hands-on science experiments around here! These awesome science activities are categorized by the seasons of the year. Grab one to add to your homeschool or after school learning. Keep this list handy all year long. Thee are over 100 science experiments here to fit every season. I’ve pulled the best science experiments from blogs and websites across the internet and put them all in one place. They will work for a wide variety of ages from preschool through elementary school.
How to Homeschool While Your House is For Sale - This Spring, we decided to sell our home. While I knew we would take a break from schooling while moving, I was unsure what it would be like to homeschool while the house was on the market. Would prospective buyers want to stop by while we were in the middle of math? How would we keep the house clean while living and learning in it? Where would we put all the stuff we use for school while still having access to it but keeping our house “staged”?