Thursday, April 28, 2011

Free Playdough Recipes E-Book

Playdough is always a fun activity at our house, so we are really excited to try some of the recipes in Pocketful of Posies new ebook of play dough recipes.  Head over to her site and download your own copy and you will be set when you are stuck in the day on a rainy spring day.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Get to 20 Math Game

Here is a fun game to play with your kiddos!  Grab a calculator and practice your homeschooler's adding and logic skills!

Step 1: Clear the calculator so that it says 0.

Step 2:  Take turns.  Each player chooses to add 1 or 2.

Step 3: The player who reaches 20 on their turn is the winner!

Domino Math

Hands on activities are a great way to keep your homeschool kiddos interested and engaged in math activities.  One great inexpensive tool to keep on hand is a set of dominos.  If you don't have one on hand, you can print out some dominos here. 

To practice addition (like in the picture above) print out this worksheet.

Simply have your child write their own addition sentence using the dominos.

Counting Cubes

Practice addition with this domino worksheet

Find the missing addend with this worksheet

Find both missing addends with this worksheet

Practice double facts

Number Match Dominos

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Free Pattern Block Templates

Luke has recently discovered out pattern blocks, so I was excited when I discovered these free pattern block templates.  You can print them out on cardstock and laminate them for extra durability and repeated use.

If you don't have your own pattern blocks, you can create some with this printable.  Again, print them on cardstock and laminate for durability, especially if you are homeschooling more than one kiddo!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Easter Addition and Subtraction Worksheets

Capitalize on the Easter fun with these adorable addition and subtractions worksheets.  The Easter theme makes math fun!

And.... for more Easter learning fun, try these worksheets as well.

Writing Supplies: Free After OfficeMax MaxPerks

If your house is anything like mine, you can never have enough writing utensils!  Now you can get some of these precious resources FREE with Office Max Perks
  • Papermate Pens $2.29  (Get back $2.29 in Maxperks Rewards)
  • Sharpie $7.20  (Get $7.20 back in Maxperks Rewards)
These are both a limit of three free after Maxperks Rewards.


Saturday, April 2, 2011

First Grade Reading Textbooks

You can find on-line textbooks for first grade readers here.  There are buttons for your child to listen along with the story, or they can read them independently or with you.  There are also activities to complete for each story.