Elements & Principles of Art, For Teachers, Printable Art Prompts January 18, 2017

Printable Color Wheel – an Intro to Color Theory for Kids

Color.  It doesn’t get any more basic than that, right? Identifying colors is one of the first things we teach our little ones.  Some of the first sight words learned are the color words.   Color is a language even the smallest people understand.  This free color wheel printable and color theory worksheet is a natural place to start.

For Mamas, Homeschool January 2, 2017

Best Homeschool Supplies

Although we are only on our second year of homeschooling we are on our third homeschool writing curriculum.  I’m not sure that we’ve found the perfect fit even yet.  History programs; we’ve seen two.  You get the idea….what we do is fluid.  (That’s fancy talk for I change my mind.  A lot.)

Homeschool, Printables December 28, 2016

New Years Printables for your Homeschool

I’ve never been big on making New Year’s resolutions.  I don’t know that I’ve ever made one in my life except when prompted by a teacher’s request upon return to school from Christmas break.  I’m not planning on coaxing my kids write down silly rules for themselves that they have no intention of keeping for the sake of making them “better” in the coming year.  That’s not what these new years printables are for!

For Mamas, Homeschool December 27, 2016

Strewing in Your Homeschool

As a homeschool mom I get the chance to know my kids pretty well and I love being able to present them with opportunities to learn that really mesh with their passions.  Seeing their appreciation and enthusiasm about their educational choices is so affirming.  Ha, ha, ha.

Homeschool Art Class December 20, 2016

Gingerbread Ornaments made with Cork

We’ve made and decorated real ginger bread cookies in past years.  We’ve tried faux gingerbread art clay recipes.  The boxed gingerbread house has even made an appearance at our house a time or two.  But this year we decided to try something new.  Gingerbread ornaments made with cork!

Obviously these aren’t edible, nor are any of the materials used to decorate.  But cork sheets are easily cut into shapes and provides a nice stable backing for any decorations you choose to add!  And as an added bonus when you open the box of Christmas decorations next year you wont find any gingerbread crumbs down in the corner of your box of special ornaments.

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