Final Day to Build Your Bundle 2019

This sale is now over.

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As the Build your Bundle sale comes to a close today {5/22/19} I wanted to share some stats with you and a peek inside of one more of my very favorite products! This sale is such a great way to get your hands on some amazing resources for homeschooling at such a LOW price.

In case you missed my first posts about BYB, see What I Bought here, and our Preschool and Kindergarten Favorites here!

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TOP TEN

First, here is the list of the TOP TEN products people have been adding to their Build Your Own Bundles…

    1. Math in the Cards: The Ultimate Math Card Game Collection – I got this one!
    2. A Night Sky Nature Study Printable
    3. Cursive Writing 101 Workbook
    4. A Child’s Geography: Explore Medieval Kingdoms
    5. Kindergarten Morning Work
    6. Christmas Around the World Unit Study
    7. Fables & Tales Literacy Pack
    8. Timeline Book of Historical Figures and Events
    9. Budgeting for Kids
    10. Earth Science Reading Bundle – I bought this!

The Visual Version:

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Personal Favorite…

I bought several items from the sale this year and one of my very favorites is the Ultimate United States History Cheat Sheets! Here is a peek inside:

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Remember, May 22, 2019 is the LAST day to shop this sale. Be sure to peek to be sure there isn’t anything you could use for your homeschooling! Shop here!

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Garden Books for Kids with Editable Library Checklist

Garden Books Editable Library Checklist

Print out our book checklist and get to the library to grab some fun GARDEN books for your kids! Want to add more books to your list? Just edit the PDF and print it out after you add in the other books you want to grab!  Want to purchase some of these great garden books? See them all here on Amazon! 

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Garden Books for Kids

A plant life theme is fun for Tot School, Preschool, Kindergarten and beyond! Explore flowers, fruits, vegetables and more. Investigating gardening is a great way to teach young kids so much about science!

More GARDEN fun…

Looking for more garden theme fun for your classroom or homeschool? Give these links a look:

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Download your free GARDEN BOOK CHECKLIST here!

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Bird Fun Pack ~ Free Printables

BIRD Fun Pack

This new Bird Fun Pack is a free printable set featuring several fun activities for your child! Enjoy a crossword puzzle, word search, shadow matching, and I Spy! More FUN PACKS here!

Print our the bird name chart for spelling reference or simply as fun bird poster!

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Place the activity pages in sheet protectors and use dry erase markers so you can use them over and over again!

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Grab some fun bird books and toys to go along with your bird printables!

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Download your FREE Bird Fun Pack here!

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Looking for more BIRD fun?

All About Birds Calendar Connections Printables Backyard Birds eBook North American Backyard Birds Calendar Connections for K-2nd Grade

Let's Draw Birds - Free Printables Counting is for the Birds Kindergarten Literature unit Birds Printable Pack

Backyard Birds Nomenclature Printables  Trace and Color Birds Printables

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Preschool & Kindergarten in the Build Your Bundle 2019

The BYB Sale is now over.

BYB 2019 Early Childhood Favorites{disclaimer ~ I am a contributor and affiliate with BYB}

Build your Bundle Homeschool Edition 2019 is here until May 22!

A quick reminder about the changes in the Build Your Own this year…

If you have purchased from BYB in the past I think you will be very excited to learn how much better it is this year! The structure is much more simple – the more you spend, the more you save! I created a blank editable spreadsheet you can use to track your totals as you find things you like.

I recommend making a list {use my spreadsheet so it will total the value for you} of everything you want. Then decide how much you want to spend and delete items until you reach your goal. You can see the savings structure in the graphic below.

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Preschool & K Favorites…

Many of my readers have little ones so I always like to highlight my favorites for you! The BYB is a great way to get your hands on some great downloadable curriculum for very low cost! I am VERY picky when I share my favorites with you. I don’t just include everything that says “Preschool” or “Kindergarten” which is why I am only highlighting  very few products. These are my ABSOLUTE favorites. There are many more but be sure to look at these!

Number of the Week

Value – $20

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This is an incredible product from one of our favorite publishers – Crafty Classroom. You can see more about this product here in the Crafty Classroom Shop. This product is in the Preschool Bundle or can be added to a Build Your Own Bundle.

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Fables & Tales

Value – $20

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I LOVE this product! See more here in the Crafty Classroom Shop. In the BYB, you can get this in the Kindergarten Bundle or add it to a Build Your Own.

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Get Started with Preschool

Value – $31.95

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This product is a combination of many wonderful preschool products from the Life Abundantly Shop. You get ALL of these within the Get Started with Preschool download, which you can get  with the BYB in the Preschool Bundle or as an addition to a Build Your Own Bundle.

    • Preschool Morning Binder
    • 3-Part Montessori Science Cards
    • Rainbow Writing Workbook
    • Vintage ABC/123 Flashcard Bundle

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Alphabet Bundle

Value – $8.75

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Our Alphabet Bundle is one of the products included this year. You can add this product to a Build Your Own or get it in the Preschool Bundle.

This Alphabet Bundle is a combination of our most popular alphabet products from our shop. It is great for preschool and Kindergarten, giving your child many opportunities to work on letter identification, letter sounds, and more! This bundle sells for $8.75 in our shop here.

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More Early Childhood Favorites!

I also love Kindergarten Morning Work, Exploring Nature Science, and the Letter Tiles Activities!

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There are MANY more preschool and Kindergarten products, you can even grab the Preschool Bundle and a Kindergarten Bundle. Or, you can add the specific products you want to a Build Your Own! When you get to $100 in value, you will only pay $25!

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Sample Purchase:

Here is a sample of how you get everything I have featured in this post and the final cost {with and without the $5 coupon you may have gotten during the presale last week}. Remember, the more you add, the more you save. If you want more, try to reach the $200 mark to save 80%!!

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It is time to shop!

Just don’t wait too long, see the timer below for how much time you have left to purchase! Click here to go shopping!

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Garden Theme Unit with Ivy Kids Kits

Garden Unit Study with Ivy Kids Kits

{disclaimer ~ Ivy Kids is a blog sponsor and sent us a kit for this review}

Ivy Kids Kits rock! We have been reviewing kits for a long time now and the boxes never disappoint!

Not familiar with Ivy Kids Kits?

Ivy Kits are a monthly educational subscription for children ages 3-8 developed by early childhood teachers with children of their own. You can tell these kits were developed by people who truly know young kids.  The activities are awesome. Not only can you subscribe to a monthly kit, you can also buy past kits.

Each Ivy Kit contains instructions with ways to modify games to best suit each individual child and provide adults with questions to structure a child’s learning. There are enough games and materials in each kit to engage and cognitively stimulate a child throughout the month and can be replayed for years to come.

We were sent Jack’s Garden for this review!

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In this Ivy Kids kit featuring the book Jack’s Garden by Henry Cole, you will find:

      • The book Jack’s Garden by Henry Cole: A beautifully illustrated story, told with rhythmic text, about a boy that grows a garden.   
      • Wooden Flower Frame: Use the paints to decorate the wooden flower, then add your favorite photo. The frame will make a beautiful addition to any room or a wonderful gift for a loved one. 
      • Birdhouse and Feeder: Paint the wooden birdhouse. Then cover the roof with a natural adhesive, like peanut or soy butter, and add your preferred bird food. Then observe the birds that come to visit.
      • Garden Sticker Collage: Place the insects and flowers on the background to create your own realistic garden scene.
      • Make Your Own Plush Bird: Create your own soft plush bird. Simply lace the front and back of the bird body, fill it with soft stuffing, and add stickers.
      • My Garden Tools: Add water to the soil disc and within seconds you will have a planter full of soil. Use your garden tools for exploration or add your insects for imaginative play. 
      • My Garden: Grow your own wild flower garden with the fast and easy-growing seed packet provided. 
      • Garden Hunt and  Exploration: Visit a garden and try to find everything on your “Garden Hunt” sheet. Use your included gardening and insect tools to explore the garden and take samples. Record your findings on your observations sheets.
      • Bug Hunt: Can you find all the bugs? Players must try to find, collect, and identify as many of the hidden plastic bugs as they can.
      • Bug Number Stories: Create your own addition and subtraction number stories using the different realistic bugs. Your garden has 3 bugs. 1 more bug comes to the garden. How many bugs does the garden have now?
      • Green Bean Seed Germination: Germinate green beans in a baggie. You will see growth within 1-2 days. Make daily observations and record your findings.
      • All Around the Garden: Players take turns moving insects along the alphabetical garden board. The player whose insect reaches the finish first wins the game.
      • Garden Memory Game: Find the most matches to win the game!

Your Kit includes a guide for each activity to help promote your child’s learning while you play together.

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    Some Activities From Our Box…

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    After looking through the activities, we immediately chose to make the crafts! Nanee was at our house and the crafts are fun for them to do together! You can see the yellow bird in the background that they sewed together and she is painting the birdhouse.

    Make Your Own Plush Bird: Create your own soft plush bird. Simply lace the front and back of the bird body, fill it with soft stuffing, and add stickers.

    Birdhouse and Feeder: Paint the wooden birdhouse. Then cover the roof with a natural adhesive, like peanut or soy butter, and add your preferred bird food. Then observe the birds that come to visit.

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    They also did the seed planting/prep together! I love that my mom can easily dig through the Ivy Kids box and find fun activities for them to do together.

    Green Bean Seed Germination: Germinate green beans in a baggie. You will see growth within 1-2 days. Make daily observations and record your findings.

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    My Garden: Grow your own wild flower garden with the fast and easy-growing seed packet provided. 

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    She still loves playing games with me and this game of memory got really silly. To make it more fun we challenged one another to come up with a silly way to say the words as we flipped them over.

    Garden Memory Game: Find the most matches to win the game!

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    All Around the Garden: Players take turns moving insects along the alphabetical garden board. The player whose insect reaches the finish first wins the game.

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    She is always up for some sticker fun!

    Garden Sticker Collage: Place the insects and flowers on the background to create your own realistic garden scene.

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    Not everything from this kit is pictured, she enjoyed more of it and is still enjoying some of it! 

    You can buy this kit here!

    We also loved our other Ivy Kids Kits, click on the images below to take a peek inside of each kit we have loved!

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    20% off your first kit for NEW Subscribers to the monthly subscription kits!

    Use code: IVY20

    OR

    Buy any 3 past kits and save $10 plus free shipping with code: 10OFF

    A huge thanks to Ivy Kids for sending us these kits to review. If you are looking for a simple way to do unit studies with your young child, I highly recommend Ivy Kids Kits!

    When you subscribe to Ivy Kids, each month you will receive a very well organized kit containing a book and ten or more activities based upon the story. Everything you need to learn and play is included in your kit. I mean EVERYthing. These kits are incredible!