10 easy to make games for the backyard

Make games for outdoor fun

Warm weather is slowly approaching which means the wheels in our minds are thinking of fun and creative ideas to be able to get outside and enjoy that much-needed sunshine and fresh air.   It’s so simple to think of places to go away from your home to be able to enjoy fun activities, but have you ever stopped to think about all the fun activities that you can create right from the comfort of your own backyard?  Why not make games out there and get some health benefits while you’re at it?!

If packing all the kids up sounds like a bummer, or you’re low on funds, there are some great ideas below to keep them entertained this Spring and Summer.

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How to Add Homeschool Gardening on a Budget

Try homeschool gardening to make learning (and life) a bit more fun

If your kids like learning with hands-on activities, homeschool gardening is a great idea.  Now is probably the time to start, no matter where you’re located.  Having and planting your own garden is a wonderful way for anyone can have the option to enjoy fresh fruits and veggies straight from their own backyard for many months out of the year.

It’s not only a healthier option, it can actually be quite a money saver as well!  Think of the time and money that you can save by literally just walking out to your backyard to grab some veggies for dinner that night rather than hopping in the car and driving to the store.  Each time you head to the store, a couple different things happen…

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Make learning fun with an easy ancient Greece unit study

This month we shook things up with an  ancient Greece unit study

We’ve used unit studies before from Techie Homeschool Mom (Beth), but when I decided I wanted to review her Ancient Greece unit study, we put it front and center.  It was the first time I was bold enough to put most of our work off to the side and focus, almost exclusively, on a unit study.

It was so freeing!  I have to say I’m pretty hooked and will be doing this more often.  When we approach burnout points, I’ll “take a break” by using primarily a unit study.

And guess what…  Beth has generously offered a free copy of her Ancient Greek Unit Study on Teachable for my review and for one of my readers to win!   Entry in the raffle will also subscribe you to both of our email lists, so if you already subscribe, make sure to use the same email address to avoid getting duplicate emails!  Beth will select and announce the winner soon after the contest ends (Monday night). Read on for videos and the entry form.

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24 inspiring ideas for easy Valentine’s sensory play

Valentine’s sensory play

If you’re looking for some fun Valentine’s sensory play to add to your sensory routine, I’ve got a round-up here of several great choices and one of my own.  From goop and guck to water, play time, crafts, activities, and things for the littlest littles, I’ve got 24 options sorted out for you here!

 

Valentine heart bags for Valentine’s Sensory Play

My Valentine heart bags are an easy and clean (halleluiah!) way to get some sensory play in.  Swishing around the hearts inside shaving cream provides both tactile and visual stimulation!  If you have anything coming up where you need to keep a little someone occupied, this may be a good item to make just ahead of time to bring with you!

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16 Christmas crafts and activities

Christmas Crafts and Activities

Do you take time off for the holiday season?  Are you wondering what you can fill the time with besides iPads and T.V.s?  Christmas crafts and activities are a perfect use of time and will keep them learning!

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