Celebrating Independence Day

4th of July Homeschool Fun

The 4th of July is approaching and many of us will be teaching our children about the history of America.  In case you are a new blog reader, I wanted to remind you of a  few resources I have on my site and others I have used in the past to explore this time of year with my own kids!

4th of July Calendar Connections CardsIndependence Day Calendar Connections

 

Let’s Explore Independence Day eBook {goes with CC cards shown above, $1 in Teacher’s Notebook Shop}Independence Day eBook Cover

 

Independence Day Printables4th of july printables

 

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Red, White, & Blue Tot SchoolIMG_7919_thumb[1]

 

Independence Day Pinterest Boardimage

Please leave links to your 4th of July printables or blog posts in the comment section to share with others!

Easter Homeschool Fun

{disclosure: this post contains affiliate links}Easter Fun in Homeschool

I used to be great at planning holiday homeschool theme time.  Now, not so much.  As the work load for 3 homeschool kids has increased, I have less time to really plan out all of the extra stuff.  So, although these photos make it look like I was massively organized and prepared, I assure I was NOT.  I haphazardly dug out the Easter storage bin, put the books on the shelf, dumped the trinkets in a bin for the {goofy stuff not even related to Easter} sensory bin, and set out a few bunnies and eggs {also unrelated but cute}.

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I love this little wagon basket, and put our Easter board books in it…Easter Homeschool Activities -2102

Our very favorite Easter books


Everything you will see below was a spur of the moment thing, I literally grabbed something when we had a few extra minutes! To top it all off, I was so unprepared, we did most of this AFTER Easter!  The kids liked the little Easter addition, as always, which is why I try to always do special theme things for them. Hal of the reason I am writing this post now is so I can come back to it next year and hopefully it will help me with some planning!

They especially LOVE crafts, so I browsed my Easter Pinterest board and chose this one! It was a BIG success!

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Krash got very into it and chose to make a checkerboard and use oil pastels instead of paint. He gave it to his grandparents as a gift so I didn’t get a pic of his final project, it was beautiful!Easter Homeschool Activities -1604

 

He wanted another craft the next day while I was doing school with Pac, I showed him how to do this cross craft and he loved it!  Again, no final shot since he gave it as a gift!Easter Homeschool Activities -1639

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Ladybug enjoyed this activity, with a hidden Easter message!Easter Homeschool Activities -2038

 

We colored a bit from my Easter Just Color printable setEaster Homeschool Activities -2013

 

We did a few activities from some Easter printable packs too.  Here she was doing a 1-10 Easter Cross puzzle {which I cannot find where I got, please let me know if you know-it had 3 crosses and a green hill with yellow behind it}…Easter Homeschool Activities -2011

He is Risen dot paintEaster Homeschool Activities -2017

 

We read Benjamin’s Box and used our Resurrection Eggs mini book too.  The kids always love learning about the story with the eggs!

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EMPTY!

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Our annual game of Easter MemoryEaster Homeschool Activities -2069

 

Loved having What’s in the Bible Volume 10 as another resource this year!What's in the Bible-1252

 

We added volcano eggs to our family egg dying night, they were a fun addition!

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Before I put it all away, here was our Easter work display…

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See our Easter Theme Pinterest Board here!