Winter is here and we’ve got some original activities with printables to help you celebrate what makes this season special (indoors and out!)

 

  • 10 Favorite Picture Books for Winter

    In the cold days of winter, there’s nothing like cozying up with a good book and a cup of hot cocoa. Here are some of our favorite winter themed picture books you and your family will love. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the […]

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    Maple Syrup Unit Study

    Does cabin fever have you wondering why you ever decided to homeschool in the first place? Does the 3 feet of snow outside your door feel more and more like an insurmountable wall? Would you be willing to sacrifice a mocha latte for just a teensy sign that spring is […]

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  • Valentine’s Day Printable Activities

    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! It is a great time to show all our loved ones just how much we care about them. But we also think it’s perfect for injecting a little fun into our everyday homeschooling. If you are looking for ways to incorporate Valentine’s Day […]

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  • Earth Rotation Activity

    Why are days shorter in Winter? To answer that question, we need to learn some things about our planet Earth. Planet Earth spins on an axis that is tilted (about 23.5 degrees).  The Earth makes a complete rotation on its axis every 24 hours, while it revolves around the sun, […]

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  • Birch Trees on a Snowy Day Resist Art

    Looking for a fun craft project for a snowy day? This resist art painting takes its inspiration from the snowy landscapes of the winter forest. Here are the supplies you’ll need: 2” or wider painter’s tape or masking tape Small blank white canvas or canvas panels (samples  were done on […]

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  • Hat & Mittens Printable Activity

    Here is a fun winter themed visual for math and phonics! You will need: Hat and Mitten templateNumeral/symbol/letter templateCrayons, colored pencils, or markersGlue or tapePoster board or large construction paper Directions: Have your students decorate and color the large hat and mittens as desired.   Cut out the images and […]

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  • Winter Bird Activities

    Winter is a great time for people to observe birds, but it can be a tough season for the birds! Some species have left for warmer climates. A few remain to brave out the cold. For the birds who don’t fly south, such as the Blue Jay, Black-Capped Chickadee, Nuthatch, […]

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  • Penguin Craft & Worksheet

    The long days of winter can be cold and rather claustrophobic! Break up your days with this fun Penguin craft & worksheet (after all, Penguins know all about living in the cold!). Plus it’s a great way to tie together the penguin section of books at your local library. The […]

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    Snow Activities for Your Homeschool

    What child doesn’t get swept up in the enchantment of softly falling flakes of snow? Whether you get snow where you live or not, exploring the properties of snow, making your own crystals, and reading a few snowy stories are a great way to get your kids engaged around the […]

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  • Winter Homeschool Printables 

    I don’t know about you, but sometimes it can seem a little difficult to keep up momentum during those long winter days. The plunging temperatures make it much harder to spend as much time outdoors and it’s easy to find yourself in just a little bit of a rut. I’m […]

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  • 7 Ways for Dads to Teach Spiritual Lessons During the Holidays

    “Dad’s passivity with all of us was deafening. The lack of his direction was heartbreaking,” shares Robert Lewis. He calls his father the invisible dad who was present but rarely engaged. As a father, I want my children to remember a visible dad fully involved in their lives. The holiday […]

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