FREE April Activity Guide

Spring has finally sprung. For many of us, that means the weather is absolutely beautiful, the days are getting longer, and it’s time to get our families back outside to explore and play.

When the weather is beginning to warm up, everyone is anxious to get outside and play and no one seems to want to finish school. A great way to motivate your children to finish their school work in a timely manner is by offering them some fun activities and crafts that they can do at the end of the school day or during free time. This month’s subscriber freebie has over 50 pages that focus on activities, crafts and projects that your children will love. There are even a few homemaking things for planning and spring cleaning checklists that are broken down by room!

Included in this April Activity Guide:

  •  Fun Craft Projects and Ideas (Spring and Easter themed)
  • 4 Square Planner
  • Lists of Activities Kids Love
  • Learning Activities and Worksheets
  • Projects Kids Love with Presentation Sheets
  • Fun Printables for Kids
  • Spring Cleaning Checklists
  • Journaling Pages
  • Activity Notebooking Pages
  • Easter Scripture Copywork Pages

We really hope you enjoy all these fun printables and activities geared specifically for your children. These will be great for creating memories and spending time with your children. I especially love the report projects that you can do with your kids for a fun project that is educational, but not “school”. I suggest printing these activity pages out and creating a planning and spring cleaning folder for yourself, and an activity folder or notebook for your kids. They will be so excited to pull out their very own special activity guide and find a fun project to work on when their school work is completed.

You can receive this activity guide and a new freebie bonus pack each month by clicking HERE to sign up now!

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5 Ways Online Learning Benefits the Homeschooling Family

If you have been researching the different types of homeschool curricula, you may have seen that there are quite a lot of online learning resources that are available on the market today. Maybe you are wondering if online learning would be a good fit for your family.

Digital learning has been gaining a lot of popularity and there are more and more options to choose from when it comes to online learning. I sure do love a good book that I can hold in my hands and read out loud to my children, but there are times when using online learning just makes sense and can really be a blessing!

Let’s discuss some of the ways that online learning can benefit a homeschooling family:

 

1. It can be used when there are multiple children to homeschool.

Homeschooling multiple ages and grades is not an easy task. When you are working one on one with a child, you have to make sure that the other children can work independetly. One way I like to keep some calm and organization in our house is to have some online learning options available to keep them busy. If I am helping an older child with more difficult school work, then I can have a younger child doing some reading or math practice facts on the computer. This also works in the opposite effect. If I am helping a younger child learn to read, the older children can be doing some of the tougher subjects online. This helps us to be able to get everything accomplished in one day without me having to bounce all over the place helping everyone!

2. When you need some time to rest after a new baby or an illness.

School can often get put on the back burner when a new baby is welcomed into a family. Mom needs plenty of time to rest and bond with baby and it’s a lot harder to homeschool all the children during a period of rest. If you have some online learning resources in place your children can work independently and practice with educational games to keep them busy. This works great during times of illness. I remember one year our entire family got the flu and we were down for 3 weeks. During that time our homeschool consisted of lots of online games and resources they could do from their tablets in bed or on the couch!

3. If you want to see how your child is doing academically.

Sometimes it can be hard to evaluate where you child is at academically or grade level wise from a textbook. There are a lot of online learning programs that have assessments built into them. These are helpful for you to see how they are doing and what they need to learn to progress forward. There are even online programs that will keep track of your child’s progress for you to see and send you reports. This is very motivating for a child that may be struggling with a specific subject or concept, because they can see how they are advancing.

4. It can be used when you are on the road or traveling.

Does your family like to travel or take trips? It can be very challenging to pack all the school books with you. If you are going to be gone on a long trip to visit family, or traveling for a convention, or for work, online learning can be very helpful. There are many online resources that can be downloaded to a tablet and work can be done right in the car. A laptop takes up much less space then loads of books for multiple children. It is so much more portable. Online learning works well if you are out an about for lots of different doctors appointments or therapy appointments too!

5. It is great to use during and after a move.

Moving can be so stressful! When you are packing up to move, not only is it time consuming, it can be difficult to keep all the school books organized and out of the way from getting packed up into boxes. Then once they do get packed up, then you are busy moving and unpacking and school can get lost in the shuffle. Online learning can be a wonderful option during a move because it’s portable and contained to one device.

A wonderful resource for online learning is Time 4 Learning

It is a comprehensive, online curriculum for grades Pre-K-12th grade. It is perfect for homeschooling as it is student paced with built in review, adjustable grade levels, automatic grading and over 4,000 online learning activities to keep learning fun and engaging. It is also one of Cathy Duffy’s Top 102 picks!

Help Your Family Refute Evolution

Most science textbooks that are not specifically labeled as Christian teach evolution as a scientific fact. As Christians, we know this is untrue. It is important to teach our children how to learn how to refute evolution by analyzing scientific and physical evidence that points back to a creation model. One way to do this is by choosing curriculum that supports what you believe and helps you to teach and explain why you believe what you believe!

Help Your Family Refute Evolution with the Creation Science Study Guide

Creation Science: A Study Guide to Creation from Media Angels will help you to teach your family how to refute evolution. This study guide will take your family through the Bible, starting in the book of Genesis to answer the question of how the world was created. It uses scriptures and factual information that is demonstrated by science that shows us the real Divine Designer. This guide teaches from a young earth, creationism view. It points out the errors of Darwin and the theory of evolution while always pointing back to God our creator. It covers many topics such as: The 7 days of Creation, Darwin’s theories, Flood geology, the age of the Earth, The Big Bang Theory, evidence of fossils and more false scientific concepts.

I really enjoy using unit studies in our homeschool, and this is a great way to  dig deep and teach creation science to your children in a fun and engaging way! This unit study should take 6-8 weeks to complete which is a good amount of time to really immerse your children in the subject.

This Creation Science Study Guide was created for a busy mom of many children. This teaching outline is created for multiple ages in grades K-12. The easy to follow lesson plans are broken down by grade levels: K-3, 4-8, and grades 9-12. There are more than 350 activities and experiments that your children can choose from.  All of the lesson plans include a teaching outline for each day of the week. There are suggestions and tips on how to incorporate daily Bible time with scriptures to back up what you are learning. Since this is unit study based, there are even ways to incorporate math, geography and history, language arts and even music into your studies! I really enjoy the blank planning pages that you can use to record notes, field trip ideas or any special videos, or podcasts that you want to listen to that week to go along with what you are learning.

This series has even made Cathy Duffy’s 100 and 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum!

To enrich your studies even further, you will really enjoy using the Hands-On Science Experiment Activity Pack. This packet saves you a lot of time as it has all the printables you need to create your very own science notebook. You can even copy them for use with multiple children. The printable packet includes: experiment pages, vocabulary pages, notebooking pages, crossword puzzles, hands-on activities, and science games! You can get this as an instant download in the Creation Bundle.

Want a sample of the Creation Science book? – Right here!

These podcasts from Creation Science Podcast will be a great accompaniment to this study and would be good to listen to in the car or during the week while you are going through the book.

Creation Matters – Why creation is important, and why you should teach about it in your homeschool and to your children.

Biblical Creation Terminology – Learn the definition of Biblical creation and learn the different terminology that you will encounter in the Creation Science Curriculum. This would be great to start your lessons off with!

Creation and Evolution Beliefs – In this podcast, Felice shares her research with a creation scientist and discusses the Creation Science Curriculum.

What Happened to the Dinosaurs? – Your children will enjoy this podcast about dinosaurs with evidence that points back to what happened with the flood.

 

 

Creation Anatomy: A Study Guide to the Miracles of the Body is great for ALL ages

Having multiple children in different grades, I have found that we really enjoy a curriculum that we can all use together. Science is one of those subjects that can easily be done with all ages if you have the right curriculum and guide to help you with that. If your children are interested in learning about the human body, you are going to enjoy using this study guide from Media Angels.

Look for a sample of the Creation Anatomy Study Guide below!
creation-anatomy-study-a-guide | Having a study guide that covers all ages is such a money saver! | #homeschoolcurriculum #creation #anatomy

Creation Anatomy: A Study Guide to the Miracles of the Body will help your entire family to learn about the wonderful systems in the body and how we are incredibly made. Your children will learn how to refute the errors of evolution by learning how the entire body system defies Darwin’s theory of evolution! The complexity of our bodies and how all the parts work together, point straight to God, the Intelligent Designer. It is so refreshing to teach science from a Creation Science, Christian World View and not worry about evolution!

This Creation Anatomy Study Guide makes teaching multiple ages very easy, and keeps science fun and engaging! The book includes easy to follow lesson plans with a teaching outline for grades K-12. There are outlines and lesson plans that are easy to plan as they are broken down by grades K-3, 4-8, and 9-12. There are over 300 activities and experiments that you can pick and choose from. I love how the Lesson Plans include a teaching outline for each day of the week and how to incorporate Bible time with scriptures, language arts, math history, music and art suggestions. There is also an empty planning page for you to record what you will be doing for that week, which makes it very easy to customize to pick and choose what you would like to do.

This series has even made Cathy Duffy’s 100 and 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum!

To make the book even more enriching, you are going to love the Hands-On Science Experiment Activity Pack. This packet has printables that you can copy for use with your whole family. There are printable vocabulary pages, experiments, notebooking pages, crossword puzzles and more. These would be great to create your very own Creation Anatomy science notebook. You can get this as an instant download in the Creation Bundle.

If you want to learn more about Teaching Creation Anatomy you will enjoy listening to this episode of the Creation Science Podcast.

Creation Anatomy | Teaching Creation Anatomy iis an amazing way to study God's handiwork. #podcast #homeschool

Here is a sample of the Creation Anatomy Study Guide! Right Here – (right click or command-click to open)

Until March 25th, you can get the Creation Anatomy Study Guide along with 39 other products valued at $500 when you make a donation to help a local homeschool mom fight her battle with cancer! You can grab all these awesome products HERE!

FREE March Homeschool Curriculum Buying Guide

It’s never too early to start planning your homeschool curriculum out for next year. Remember this is only available for a limited time.

No matter how many years you have been homeschooling, curriculum shopping can be downright overwhelming! For this month’s subscriber bonus, Felice has created a homeschool curriculum shopping guide to help you get started on your planning and ease some stress. A lot of homeschool groups are already getting a head start on their planning for Fall. With the end of the school year approaching, it’s a great time to start thinking about what you want to do for next year.

If it seems too early, you can keep this guide for when you are ready to begin shopping. Just make sure you download it before the month is up so you don’t miss out on all of the wonderful tips!

Included in this curriculum buying guide:

  • Curriculum Buying Tips
  • Creating Goals Spreadhseet
  • Curriculum Traps
  • Homeschool Check Up
  • Schedules and Planning
  • 4 Square Planner
  • Comparing Curriculum
  • One Week Unit Studies
  • Two Week Unit Studies
  • Topics to Study for Kids
  • Printables and Scripture Copywork
  • Journaling Pages
  • And More!

You will enjoy the many different forms to help you with your planning as well as the fun activities for your children, like the free unit studies! When I have a big task at hand, I love finding fun things for my children to do to free up time for me to research and pray for my new year. These printables will allow your children to study or research a fun topic while you plan out your new year.

You can receive this curriculum buying guide and a new freebie bonus pack each month by clicking HERE to sign up now!

 

FREE February Love, Family and Peace Printables

This month’s subscriber only freebie is just in time for Valentine’s Day!
Since Valentine’s Day is in February, it seems fitting to have a love theme focus for the entire month. I am not very big into the commercialism of Valentine’s Day, but I do enjoy showering my husband and my children with love. We always like to have a special dinner together and make some cute treats. Valentine’s Day is also a great time to focus on God’s love for us, and to share that with our children, our friends and family. This month’s printable pack has over 50 pages of encouragement and planning with a focus on love and peace in your home!

Included in this printable pack is:

  • Printables for the entire family
  • Ways to say “I love you” without words
  • Schedules and Planning
  • 4 Square Planner with Step-by Step Instructions
  • Faith and Family Encouragement
  • Special Themed Meal Ideas
  • Sibling Rivalry Advice and Helps
  • Peace vs. Confrontations
  • Printables and Scripture Copywork
  • Journal Pages
  • and More!

You can receive this planning pack and a new one each month by clicking HERE to sign up now!

12 Months of FREE Printables and Planners to Make Your Life Easier

Have you been enjoying our free gifts that we give to you each month? In addition to the monthly free gift, we are also giving away a FREE printable planner every single month!

When you sign up as an email subscriber you will receive a new planner and printable pack every single month! That is a total of 12 months of planners and printables to make your life as a busy homeschool parent even easier. Each month you will receive an email that explains what is in the planner and printables, with ideas for how to use it for that month.

What’s inside the planners:

You will receive a 4 square planner for that month, with a calendar and free printables that go along with the theme of the month. These are holiday and seasonal themed and will give you ideas that you can do with your family for that month. There are words of encouragement for you as a parent, recipes and homemaking ideas, printables for your children, scripture copywork, holiday activities and so much more!

These are the planners you will receive each month:

January – Planner

February – Fun Ideas & Printables

March – Planner & Printables

April – Planner & Printables

May – Celebrating Mom

June – Making Memories Summer Fun

July – Schedule & Lists – Find Your Passion

August – New Beginnings

September – Reach For the Stars – Child’s Potential

October – Fall Blessings

November – Giving Thanks

December – Ultimate Gift

If you aren’t already a subscriber to our emails you will want to sign up today so you don’t miss these AMAZING freebies for the entire year!

12 months of planners and printables to make your life easier. Sign up HERE to get yours today. Limited time offer.

FREE January Family Time Saving Goals Planner

We have another FREE gift for our subscribers this month, just in time to help you with your New Year’s Goals!

I love the New Year because it is a great way to keep focused on our goals and strive to do better in our lives, with our family and in our homes and homeschools. This month’s theme is on Mind, Body & Spiritual Goals with incremental steps to achieving the highest success possible as busy homeschooling moms. This set has over 50 pages of encouragement, and planning for your faith, family and health!

Included in this printable packet is:

  • Creating Goals Spreadsheet
  • Time Saving Tips
  • Schedules and Planning
  • 4 Square Planner Step-by-Step
  • Grocery Planning Printable
  • Faith, Family and Health
  • Spiritual Growth
  • Bible Memorization
  • Family Relationships
  • Meaningful Family Activities
  • Healthy Substitutes
  • Healthy Meal Planning
  • Printables and Scripture Copywork
  • Journal Pages and much more!

You can download this planning pack by clicking HERE to sign up now!

 

FREE November Planner and Holiday Printables

We have another wonderful freebie bonus for our subscribers this month!

Thanksgiving is the theme of this month’s planner. This is a 65 page set full of encouragement to focus on our family, and friends and the things that we are thankful for. There are sweet sentiments and prayers to help you keep your focus, as well as practical ideas and helps to keep you organized and on track for the busy holiday season.

Included in this printable packet is something for your whole family:

  • November Planning Printables
  • Best Recipes
  • Calendar: National and USA
  • Encouragement Printables for Mom
  • 10 Tips for Holiday Planning and Guide
  • 7 Pages of Recipes
  • Healthy Recipe Substitutes
  • 4 Square Step-by-Step Fall Party Planner
  • Grocery Planning Printable
  • Mini Book of Thanks for Kids
  • November Fun Ideas and Games
  • Thanksgiving Table Name Tags
  • Printables for Games
  • Veterans Day Printable
  • Kid’s School Planner
  • Printables and Scripture Copywork
  • Journal Pages

You can download this planning pack by clicking HERE to sign up now!