Photography Camp

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Last year, I was introduced to, a fabulous online learning classroom and shop for digital crafters. Some of you may remember that PacMan took a kids photography summer camp taught by Candice Stringham that we absolutely loved. Here is the post I wrote about it to refresh your memory.

I was so excited to learn that they are offering two session of the camp this year – in June and July. As I said last year, if your child has any interest in photography ~ SIGN UP! It is amazing!!

The three-week long camp is designed for children ages 8 – 13 and will teach basic photography and camera techniques. No special equipment is required – any point and shoot camera; even a cell phone or iPod with a camera will work.

During the class your child will:

  • Get an email with a printable card that includes a new photography technique and a new assignment.
  • Have access to weekly videos that they can watch at anytime
  • Be able to participate in a class forum, and a class gallery where they can ask questions and post their images

Each Friday they will receive a fun photography scavenger hunt to keep them learning and discovering new things all week long!

The class is taught by Candice Stringham, an editorial photographer turned scrapbooker. I was so impressed with Candice last year, she explains everything in a way that is easy to understand and the videos are amazing. Even parents can benefit from this class!

Two session of the kids camp will be offered: June 10 – 29 and July 8 – 27

The session fee is $36 and they have a discount for families with multiple children who would all like to take the class. Just add ten dollars for each additional sibling instead of the whole $36!

We are so excited to offer two of our readers a spot in the Kids Photography Camp session of their choice. To enter use Rafflecopter below.

Giveaway is open worldwide and ends June 7, 2013 {so the winner has the option of selecting the came that begins June 10}.

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What’s in the Bible Discount Code!

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Just in case you’ve been looking to purchase any What’s in the Bible products, I wanted to be sure you saw this discount code: MEMORIAL, for 30% off, which expires today, 5/28/13. You can see how we use What’s in the Bible DVDs here!

Theme Printables K-O

Theme Printables K through O

Other Posts in this Series…

Theme Printables A-E

Theme Printables F-J

Theme Printables P-T

Theme Printables U-Z

I wrote about my views on using themes with young kids, and there are certainly a LOT of early childhood themes to choose from! When you begin planning, Pinterest and Google can be a bit overwhelming! I am creating this series to help you with your planning. I have gathered all FREE theme based printable packs {mainly early childhood focused, tots-1st grade} that I am aware of and sorted them by letter so you can browse through and get ideas all in one place! I did NOT include holiday based packs, simply because there are so many and they are pretty easy to find when holidays roll around.

I have included free printable theme packs from bloggers around the web including; Homeschool Creations, 2 Teaching Mommies, Spell Outloud, 3 Dinosaurs, Confessions of a Homeschooler, Me & Marie Learning, Ooopsey Daisy, All Our Days, Creative Learning Fun, Royal Baloo, 123 Homeschool 4 Me, Lawteedah, Our Little Monkeys, Creative Preschool Resources, Our Country Road, Homeschool Share, Gift of Curiosity, This Reading Mama, and Over the Big Moon. {if any of you ladies notice an error/edit please let me know!}

If the pack was created by another blogger, I listed their {blog name} in the brackets. If there aren’t any brackets, I made it!

Letter KTheme Printables K through O

Letter LTheme Printables K through O

Letter MTheme Printables K through O

Letter NTheme Printables K through O

Letter OTheme Printables K through O

Looking for more printables?

 Theme-Printables-A-through-E5  Theme Printables F through J  Theme Printables P through T  Theme Printables U through Z

Alll Printables A to Z 300  Printables-Packs-from-1plus1plus1equ

Other posts about using THEMES with young kiddos…

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Teaching Tots in a Large Family

Today I have a friend of mine, Maureen, sharing about a common question regarding teaching tots…


Maureen is a proud mom of 7 children ages 14 yrs. down to 3 months. She really can’t remember a time when she didn’t have a toddler or preschooler around. One of her frequently asked questions is how to teach toddlers or keep them occupied while working with other children in the family.

Obviously I couldn’t answer this question, so I knew who to turn to!  Thankfully Maureen wrote up a post for us all, sharing how she does it!

Visit her blog to read her strategies for teaching toddlers in a large family.


This post is #8 in my series for the iHomeschool Network Spring 2013 Hopscotch. Visit other bloggers participating here!



Homeschooling-Tots-and-Preschoolers_Day 1 ~ Where to Begin with Tot School eBook

Day 2 ~ You Don’t Have to Do it All!

Day 3 ~ Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Day 4 ~ Time Invested in Tot Schooling

Day 5 ~ 10 Tips for Studying Nature with Tots

Day 6 ~ Exposure vs. Mastery

Day 7 ~ Why Themes?

Day 8 ~ Teaching Tots in a Large Family

Day 9 ~ Our Favorite Learning Tools for Tots

Day 10 ~ Early Childhood Theme Printables A-E

Grow your Blogging Ministry!

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