10 Chinese New Year Activities Kids Love

10 Chinese New Year Activities Kids Love

Celebrate Chinese New Year on February 16th! Welcome the Year of the Dog with these ten Chinese New Year activities, including educational activities, hands-on crafts, and traditional Chinese recipes. … RELATED POST >> Free Chinese New Year Unit Study … Chinese New Year Activities Learn more about Chinese New Year as you compare and contrast with your own New Year’s celebration with Chinese New Year Resources by Corkboard Connections. Find out more about the Chinese zodiac and play a matching game with a printable and instructions from Teach Beside Me. Create your own fortune with handmade Origami Paper Fortune Cookies from Unsophisticook. What does the New Year have in store for you? Get creative with a handmade Chinese Dragon Puppet for your celebration. Made with … [Read more]

Simple Homemade Valentine’s Day Cards Kids Can Make

Simple Homemade Valentine’s Day Cards Kids Can Make

Valentine’s Day is a great chance to get some creativity going on. With these great homemade Valentine’s Day card ideas, your kids will have some hands-on fun. You can even add some tech into the project by having them design a graphic on Canva (or simply type a poem with Google Docs) to print and include on or in their card. … RELATED POST >> 10 Fun Valentine’s Day STEM Projects for Kids … Homemade Valentine’s Day Cards Spinning 3D Valentine’s Day Card from Kiddy Charts   DIY Emoji Valentine Cards from Planning Playtime   Heart Button Valentine Cards from The Best Ideas for Kids   Valentine’s Cards: Paper Quilling for Kids from Red Ted Art   Valentine’s Day Flower Card from JDainel4’s Mom   … [Read more]

10 Fun Valentine’s Day STEM Projects for Kids

10 Fun Valentine’s Day STEM Projects for Kids

Holidays are a perfect opportunity to shake things up in your homeschool routine and add in some learning fun. With these STEM projects, your kids can experiment with all kinds of Valentine’s goodies and common household items. They’ll be so engaged in these fun activities that they probably won’t even realize they are learning!!   Add any of these STEM activities to your Valentine’s Day Online Unit Study, and you’ll have all the bases covered for complete lesson plans. … RELATED POST >> Simple Homemade Valentine’s Day Cards Kids Can Make … 10 STEM Projects for Valentine’s Day Conversation Heart Catapult from Joy in The Works   Fizzy Heart Science from Red Ted Art   Make LED Roses from Teach Beside Me Valentines Day Potion Mixing … [Read more]

STEM Subscription Boxes for Homeschoolers

STEM Subscription Boxes for Homeschoolers

I remember the excitement I felt as a kid when my monthly edition of Games Magazine showed up in the mailbox. My parents gave me a subscription as a birthday gift, but I got to enjoy it all year long. Nowadays, my kids can experience that same excitement, but to the nth degree with STEM subscription boxes delivered to your door every month. Don’t you wish there were monthly subscription boxes for kids like this when you were growing up? Each is filled with science, math, technology and/or engineering activities and resources. A monthly subscription box (or two…or three) is a perfect addition to your homeschool plans. In fact, my kids don’t even realize they’re learning as they dig into their STEM projects. …CLICK HERE … [Read more]

20+ Cool Minecraft Presents for Kids

20+ Cool Minecraft Presents for Kids

Got a big Minecraft fan in your family? One whose conversations include words “nether”, “pickaxe”, “sandbox” and “redstone”?  A child whose most visited website is Minecraft Wiki?  One way to support your child’s passions and natural learning process is to give gifts that nurture their interests. These Minecraft presents do just that. There are a ton of Minecraft gift ideas out there depending on what you’re looking for. For kids, they will love something they can play with or show off to their friends, so this gift guide is full of great Minecraft present ideas! You can outfit your whole home with Minecraft goodies, and anyone who is obsessed with playing the game will love all of these under their Christmas tree. You’ll find online courses, … [Read more]

Create Homeschool Video Projects with mysimpleshow

Create Homeschool Video Projects with mysimpleshow

I received this product for review purposes only and was compensated for my time. I was neither asked nor required to share a positive review; all opinions are my own. READ HERE for more information. If you hang out with me for more than a minute, you that I geek out over webtools. I love finding apps and software, most of which are designed for schools or businesses, and figuring out how homeschoolers could use them. It’s part of my personal mission to inspire you to add more tech to your home education. Let’s face it…. with all the online learning opportunities available, our kids learn way different than we did at their age. They are both “consumer” and “creator”. Digital natives want to do something with the information … [Read more]

Techie Homeschool Student Project: Animated Photo Showcase

Techie Homeschool Student Project: Animated Photo Showcase

This techie homeschool project comes from the Techie Homeschool Photography Club. It shows how to use Animaker to create an animated video with images and text.     … SCROLL DOWN FOR TUTORIAL … Even though it’s specific to the Techie Homeschool Photography Club, you can apply the instructions for creating a simple animated video to other types of homeschool lessons.  Consider these ideas…. “How-to” video: Take pictures during the different steps of a process you want to explain. Then make an Animaker scene for each step, upload your images and add text or voice over.   Explainer video: No matter what you’re studying, you can find images online, include some details and add music. Nature journal: As you observe nature, take pictures. Upload them and record facts … [Read more]

Techie Visionary, Steve Jobs: A Mini-Unit Study

Techie Visionary, Steve Jobs: A Mini-Unit Study

  This mini-unit study is an excerpt from the …Famous Birthdays Online Unit Study…     Read or listen to Steve Jobs: Technology Innovator and Apple Genius on Epic!. To access the book, Login (or create a new account) at Epic! HERE. You can get a 30-day trial for free (but if you’re a techie homeschool family, you will probably fall in love with it and sign up for a monthly plan!) CLICK THIS LINK to read the book. (If you’re not directed right to the book, search by “Steve Jobs: Technology Innovator and Apple Genius” in Epic!) Steve Job’s vision has changed the world, but not just because of his technological innovations. He also left a legacy of wisdom about pursuing your passion and … [Read more]

Techie Gift Ideas for Homeschoolers

Techie Gift Ideas for Homeschoolers

I’ll admit it. I’m a little sneaky when it comes to gift giving. If you’ve been hanging out with me for long, you know that I’m all about efficiency and function. And when I give a gift, I want it to be something that will be useful, especially for homeschooling.   So, to go along with my goal of inspiring you to add more technology to home education, I’ve got some techie gift ideas that can double as learning experiences for your family. Watch this series of “Techin’ Your Homeschool” replays on Periscope to get some fresh gift ideas. Just click each image below to see the videos.   CLICK HERE to learn more about VidAngel’s gift options. CLICK HERE to discover “100 Online Courses for Delight-Directed … [Read more]

Techie Homeschool Project: Illustrated Quote Graphic

Techie Homeschool Project: Illustrated Quote Graphic

You see them all over social media…a beautiful photos with inspiring quotes. It brighten your day, get you thinking and encourage you to keep on going. Illustrated quote graphics are a great project to add to any homeschool study. No matter what you are studying, you can find a memorable quote. It might be wisdom from a notable person or a quote from a favorite story. When your children create their own illustrated quote graphics, they’re activating deep thinking. They’re evaluating memorable words of others, then discovering the perfect picture to go with those words.  Plus, they are developing a techie skill and maybe igniting an interest in graphic design. When selecting a photo for your project, be sure to follow the rules for using online images. … [Read more]