What is growth mindset? Growth mindset has kind of become the mantra of our little homeschool and my grown up decision of starting a blog. Growth mindset celebrates the process, the effort of learning new things, rather than the outcome. Do we want a positive outcome? Yes, ma’am. But sometimes trying weird, new things, requires taking a risk, maybe even failing.
“What is symmetry?” is a question you might hear in biology class, art class, or math class. It’s a concept worth learning about that occurs in so many arenas. Symmetry, in layman’s terms, is the quality of being made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or arranged around an axis.
It would be a stretch to say that we’re a family of travelers. Even though my kiddos have not seen the world over doesn’t mean they can’t “know” it. I created this free printable book to help kids learn the fifty states through a doing a little research and digging and also having a little fun sketching and doodling along the way.
Growth mindset for kids is kind of a buzzword in the parenting and education world right now. Four kids and fourteen years of parenting later I don’t get as excited about those parenting buzzwords as I used to. But this one, this one really hits home. Whether you’re a kid, an adult, a professional, a parent the growth mindset is one of the most encouraging perspective changes out there! Use these printable growth mindset activities to jump in!
Sketchbook prompts are an easy way to give kids a place to start drawing. A blank page can be overwhelming but adding to something that’s already there is so do-able. Let these free printables be a stepping stone on the path to free form sketchbook creativity!
There is no avoiding technology these days. Instead, let’s embrace it. Use these fun (& free) sketch book ideas to encourage your kids to think about technology in a conscious and creative way!
Creating art as a form of self expression has countless benefits. Starting this artsy self expression young means kids are comfortable and well versed with getting their feelings out via artistic measures. Sounds good, right? But where to start….Use these free self esteem worksheets to make a book or as part of a journal or sketchbook. Either way they are an easy beginning to exploring self esteem activities!
Tangrams are simple Chinese puzzles consisting of seven pieces that fit inside a larger square outline. Here you will find printable tangrams, DIY tangram instructions, and printable silhouette puzzles to solve!
We aren’t big on elaborate gifts for holidays like Mother’s Day and Father’s day here at our house. We try to make it a special day which mostly involves scheming on the kids part and handmade gifts. These fathers day free printables are a simple way for your child to make a special keepsake gift.