Friday, May 29, 2009

Free vocabulary site you'll love

Looking for a fun way to bring vocabulary to life? Check out the amazing free printable vocabulary flash cards here.

Words are divided into easy, medium, and hard categories and come with parts of speech.

If you are looking for a fun way to reinforce some key concepts such as Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, as well as Science, English, then you are going to want to head over to

Packed with fun animated games such as the subtraction game below, your kiddos will love this site and won't even notice how much they are learning! I know we plan on spending lots of time here!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Number Star Critical Thinking Puzzle

The numbers 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 28, 32 and 36 need to be put in the star so that each line adds up to 100.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

PBS Kids

Sometimes it is hard to homeschool when you have kiddos of all ages. The three year old just can't sit still during the 8th grader's Algebra lesson. One option is to set your preschooler up on the computer to learn a bit on their own. PBS kids is a great place to visit. Filled with learning actvities and fun, it will keep your little one occupied and learning.

Free Language Art Worksheets

Looking for some language art worksheets for you first or second grader? Starfall has a great supply. Click here.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Domino Math

Dominos are a great way to learn math skills. If you don't have your own dominos, you can print these ones out. Laminate for extra durability. You can play a regular game of dominos with your child or use them to practice math facts. One simple idea is to ask your child to find all the dominoes which add up to 5 (0+1, 1+4, 2+3) for example. They could group the dominoes - how many add up to zero, how many add up to 1, how many add up to 2 and so on.

Your child can practice more with these domino worksheets.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Number Sort

Have your child practice putting numbers in order with this fun activity! Print out a set of numbers 1 to 20 here or numbers 1 to 100 here. Then cut them up, mix them up and have your child place them in order. You can store the numbers in a plastic baggy. Laminate the sheet before cutting for extra durabilty.

Hundreds Board Fun

Put a hundreds board (you can print one out here) in a box along wth some kind of counters (small erasers, beans, bingo chips, cheerios, etc.). Print out or write challenges on index cards for your child to complete.
Sample Challenges
  1. Put counters on all odd numbers
  2. Put counters on all even numbers
  3. Count by 2s
  4. Count by 10s
  5. Count by 5s
  6. Find all factors of 20 (ADVANCED)
  7. Find all factors of 50 (ADVANCED)
  8. Find all factors of 100 (ADVANCED)

Word Build

Build a word build center for your child. Use foam letters (available at WalMart) or magnetic letters and pictures pasted to construction paper or index cards. You can use any clip art you like or cut from worksheets like this one. Then have your child spell each word. Type the word out on the card for beginning spellers.

Bill Nye the Science Guy - "Water Cycle Jump"

Learn about the water cycle!

Calling All Kid Reporters

Weekly Reader is hosting a contest for students in 4th through 10th grade to be next year's student reporters to write news debates, interview newsmakers, and cover events such as the Super Bowl. So have your budding reporters enter soon because the contest ends June 15th!