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Math for Homeschoolers Online

Homeschool Math Classes Online


If you're looking for math for homeschoolers online, you'll want to check out Make Math More Fun by Shenek Altson. She teaches homeschool math classes online. Check out her guest post to make math more fun by playing simple math games. Enjoy!

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Make Math More Fun by Playing Simple Math Games

Keep It Simple Mommy


As a homeschool mom, if I don’t get anything else done in a day, I like to get some type of reading and math done, because I know those two subjects form the foundation of so many other things.  For me, I’ve seen just how beneficial being good in math is, particularly as a homeschooling mom who sometimes needs to help out financially.  There’s always someone who needs a math tutor! But many times our kids don’t see the benefit of being a Math Ninja, and they need a lot of convincing that this subject is worth spending tons of time on.  So, what can we do to help them learn a subject that has gotten a bad wrap for being boring and tough at the same time? Play simple math games with your kids. Make math fun through games! And you don’t have to come up with these complex, mind blowing games.  You’ll be amazed at how much fun you can have with your kids playing simple games.

I find that one of the best ways to make math more fun is by using games.  It’s amazing that our young children love spending time with us.  I’ve heard that one day this may change, but for right now, one of the number one things my kids like to do, is to spend time with me.  And they really enjoy it when we are able to play a fun game together during this time.  A huge tip though is to keep things simple.  As a homeschooling mommy who has other subjects to cover, lunch to fix, dinner to start prepping, errands to run, bills to send off, appointments to make, you already have a lot of things on your plate.  So having simple go-to games that you can play with your kids on a regular basis, can help you to make math more fun while not having to re-invent the wheel (because no one has time for that.)



Math for Homeschoolers Online


How to Play Simple Math Coloring Game


I made up a simple Math coloring game that uses dice.  My kids are not the type of kids who generally like to color, but they enjoyed playing this fast paced game.  What I did was take two coloring pages, and numbered different portions of the pages with the numbers 1 thru 6.  Then each child was given a die.  They were given the instructions of rolling their dice, and whatever number came up, they were to color one section of their picture with that number.  The first child to finish coloring his or her entire picture would be the winner.  Boy, oh, boy, my “non-coloring children” became coloring machines.  They were throwing those dice and coloring up a storm trying to be the first person finished.  We used large dice that I purchased at a dollar store.  The next time, to add more learning to the activity, I am going to give each child two dice, and then have them sum the numbers on their dice.  Then they’ll color the number on their page that is the sum of the dice.

So step 1 is to take any random coloring page, and number it from 1 thru 6 in the different sections of the picture.  If you are going to have them work with sums, number the sections 2 thru 12.   For each child, make sure that you number the same number of sections on each child’s coloring page to make the game as fair as possible.  It’s not necessary to use the same picture for each child.  Just make sure you have numbered the same number of sections on each child’s coloring page.  So for example, pick 15 different sections to number in each child’s picture.  Below is an example of me numbering a coloring page.


Simple Math Games


Then give each child a die.  If you were going to be letting them figure out sums, give each child 2 dice, so that they can roll up to a sum of 12.  Then let the race begin.  Each time they roll the die, they color one section that has that number in it.  My two children who played did not use the same coloring pages, but again, I numbered the same number of sections in each of their pictures.


Homeschool Math Classes Online: Simple Math Games


So, there you go.  A pretty simple way to have your kids practice number recognition or addition.  My kids had fun racing to see who was going to be the first one finished. My son ended up winning this simple math game!


About Shenek Alston
Now, let me tell you a little about me.  I’m a homeschooling mom to three kids ages 9, 5 and 2, and I have a PhD in Statistics.  Before I met my husband, I planned to be a College Professor. Now I’m a homeschooling mom who blogs about ways to make math more fun.  I also teach math for homeschoolers online. In my FREE ONLINE LIVE MATH lessons, I help kids with topics such a fractions, decimals, percents, and integers.  If you are interested in learning more about these lessons please visit Make Math More Fun and have a great time making math more fun with your kids!


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Math for Homeschoolers Online



9 Owl Back to School Decorations Thematic Unit

Back to School Owl Theme Lesson and Decor 


Whether you homeschool, teach in a brick and mortar school, or operate an after school or day care program, you should decorate the environment to make it inviting and soothing for your students. Back to school decorations are abundant. What fall classroom theme you choose likely depends on the age of your students. We've found nine fun owl ideas and themes to decorate your classroom like a pro. Enjoy!



9 Owl Back to School Decorations Thematic Unit




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A popular fall theme for school is always the wise old owl. If you are planning an owl themed classroom to welcome the kids back to school, here are some great options to decorate your learning spaces and then start learning with owl curriculum.


Owl Classroom Decorations and Themes


  • Owl Theme Classroom Decor from Oriental Trading. This "Owl About Me" poster makes a nice icebreaker for those early getting to know you days at the beginning of the school year. At 20" x 17," it is poster size and is great for back to school night display for parents or a fun writing lesson for homeschoolers.






  • Another way to decorate with an owl theme, is to create your own owl classroom banner. Have each child make a cute paper owl in several color combinations and then string them up on the walls! Get details here: How to Make Owl Garland Banner.



Paper Owl Banner Craft  for Classroom.


  • Birthdays at school can be fun, be sure to let everyone know who's birthday is coming up next with this owl theme birthday bulletin board set from Amazon.







  • Pair it with these 6" X 7.88" Owl cut outs buddies from Target.


  • While you're at it, you can open with owl them curriculum. Below, we found owl coloring pages, owl unit studies, and more from TeacherSherpa. Check it out!



Owl Coloring Page from Raising Our Kids found at TeacherSherpa.



  • This unit about Owls tells about the two owl families and various species of owls. Learn about common features, where they live, and their habitats. Mentioned owls are; elf, great gray, screech, great horned, burrowing, and snowy. Activity worksheets include; word find, word unscramble, criss-cross, spelling. Ideal for second through fifth grade science.



Owl Thematic Unit from SchoolExpress found on TeacherSherpa.






  • If you run an after school program or daycare or just want to do something extra fun with the class, try some edible art with an owl theme. This edible owl craft is easy to make and the biscuits are cute and yummy too!







  • One of our all time most popular posts is this torn paper owl craft for preschoolers and early elementary. Do it with older school age kids as an owl art mosaic lesson. Older kids will enjoy this cupcake liner owl craft.




Watch the paper owl art video.



How's that for an owl classroom thematic unit? You're all set for a  back to school theme and lesson on owls. Hope you have a great year!




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Easter Party Favors: Peeps Dirt Pudding Dessert Cups

Easter Peeps Dirt Dessert Place Setting Table Display

This post is sponsored by DollarTree.com. I received the products mentioned here for free from Dollar Tree. This post also contains affiliate links. I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on the links.

Planning an Easter Dinner? We love all things Edible Art for Easter, especially when they serve double duty as a decorative place setting display for the table. These Peeps Dirt Dessert Cups will brighten up your Easter Holiday table. Everything you need is available at the Dollar Tree online where you can buy Easter decor in bulk. So, make a bunch of Easter Dirt Pudding Cups Party Favors for the entire family. Scroll down for more Easter Activities and Ideas to make your Easter holiday get together unforgettable. Enjoy! 


Easter Party Favors: Peeps Dirt Pudding Dessert Cups



50 Things to do for St. Patrick's Day

50 Saint Patrick's Day Activities for Kids and Seniors

Are you in charge of the Saint Patrick's Day festivities? Maybe you plan group activities for a church group, after-school program, nursing home, or a retirement home. If you are planning things to do for a St. Patrick's Day event, you've come to the right place. Whether you need nifty refreshments or fun food to make with the group, we've got a recipe. Play Leprechaun games, make a rainbow craft, or decorate with shamrocks- no matter what you choose be sure to make it fun with these 50 fun things to do. Enjoy!


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50 Things to do for St. Patrick's Day
50 Things to do for St. Patrick's Day.


25 Valentine Activities for Kids and the Elderly too

25 Fun Activities for Valentine's Day

Whether you work with an after-school program, in a classroom, or at a retirement community for senior citizens, these 25 Valentine's Day activities are the bomb! We curated all of our heart crafts, recipes, and classroom Valentine projects in one place. Enjoy!

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25 Valentine Activities for Kids Work for the Elderly too
Valentine activities for kids that work for the elderly too.



Science Online Activities: Lessons and Games

Homeschool Science Ideas for Projects, Experiments, and Lessons


Whether you are looking for Homeschool Science Fair Projects or Ideas for Experiments these online science lessons and curriculum are perfect for classroom or homeschoolers. We gather the best games, videos, printables, and science curriculum so you don't have to. Enjoy! 


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Homeschool Science Online Activities: Lessons, Projects, and Games
Homeschool Science Online Activities: Lessons and Games.


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Albert Einstein Video and Lesson Plans for Kids

Einstein Online Lessons and Science Projects

You've probably heard of Albert Einstein. For sure, you've seen his iconic image. You know he was smart, but the true facts about Einstein will likely surprise you. Learn all about the most famous scientist in history with these Albert Einstein videos, lessons, and science project experiments for kids. We also found a Quantum Physics mod for Minecraft. Oh, yes we did. Enjoy!


Albert Einstein Video and Lesson Plans for Kids
Albert Einstein Video and Lesson Plans for Kids.


Did you know the 99th element, discovered after Einstein's death, is called Einsteinium? Learn more about it here: Albert Einstein Biography

You can learn about Albert Einstein by reading this fun book about the scientist, I am Albert Einstein, by Brad Meltzer. Scroll down to get the book through our affiliate link*.


I am Albert Einstein by Brad Meltzer.
I am Albert Einstein by Brad Meltzer.


Facts about Albert Einstein








Fun Cartoon about Albert Einstein from Brainpop.

Albert Einstein cartoon video for kids from Brainpop.
Albert Einstein cartoon video for kids from Brainpop.


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Definition of Quantum Physics for Kids


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Quantum Physics Mod for Minecraft

Download qCraft Quantum Physics Mod for Minecraft







Albert Einstein coloring page with glasses.
Albert Einstein coloring page with glasses.






Science Projects:

How to Make an Electric Motor

Learn how to make an Electric Motor.
Learn how to make an Electric Motor from Education.com.



States of Matter for Kids



Learn How to Stack Liquids: Rainbow in a Jar from Steve Spangler.


Rainbow Stacking Liquids Science Experiment from Steve Spangler Science.
Rainbow Stacking Liquids Science Experiment from Steve Spangler Science.



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Abraham Lincoln Face Printable for Puppet

Make a Puppet with this Abraham Lincoln Face Printable

Looking for a picture of Abraham Lincoln's face? The Abe Lincoln face printable is perfect for a President's Day puppet. Make him a paper bag puppet or a stick puppet to celebrate President's Day with the sixteenth President of the United States, Honest Abe. We're also sharing a fun companion book and a round up of President's activities to do with kids. Enjoy!


Free Abraham Lincoln Face Printable for Puppet
Follow the link to the FREE PRINTABLE ABRAHAM LINCOLN FACE.

Go to our MediaFire page and download the free abe lincoln face printable. You'll also find other President's faces and accessories for paper bag puppets.

Once you've printed out the page, cut out Abraham Lincoln's face following the white line. Then, color in his facial features.

Attach his face to a brown paper bag to make a paper bag puppet, or attach to a stick to make a hand held paper stick puppet.

You can also glue his face to a piece of cardboard, trim to fit, punch holes in his ears, attach a string, and make a traditional mask for President's Day.

Pick up a copy of, "I am Abraham Lincoln" by Brad Meltzer and read it together to learn fun facts about Abe Lincoln.


Companion book for President's Day, "I am Abraham Lincoln".
Companion book for President's Day, "I am Abraham Lincoln".

Scroll down to see how you can enter to win the "Ordinary People Change the World" books.




P for President's Day
P for President's Day from Carrots are Orange.



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Mariah Carey Christmas Book Giveaway: Puppy Activities Included

All I Want for Christmas is You, Children's Book

It was bound to happen. The most popular, modern day Christmas Song by Mariah Carey is now a beautifully illustrated Christmas Book for kids. If you know the Mariah Carey Christmas song, then you ALMOST know the story. Want one? We're doing a Mariah Carey Christmas Book GIVEAWAY. Scroll down for cute puppy activities and free printables. Enjoy!

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Mariah Carey Christmas Book Giveaway: Puppy Activities Included
Mariah Carey Christmas Book: All I Want for Christmas is You.
This picture book by Mariah Carey was released November 10, 2015 by Double Day Books for Young Readers. Collen Madden brings the story to life with vibrant, fun illustrations.

The pictures tell the story. The "You" in the story is a brand new puppy for Christmas. Forget sugar plums, this little girl is dreaming of a puppy!

The best part is... you can sing the story! It makes for a great bedtime story that will become a cherished family tradition. To make your tradition more memorable, we found some companion activities for the story.

Over at Brains and Sweets, you'll find these adorable PUPPY COOKIES. Hop over and get the recipe and then bake some up with your kids.

How to Make Puppy Cookies.
Make puppy cookies to eat while you read the story.
In the story, the little girl is making a Puppy. If you look carefully, you'll see that it is a Christmas stocking. So, we made one out of construction paper. Made from simple shapes, it was super easy to make!

Make a Puppy Paper Stocking
Just cut out the easy shapes and attach. Right side up, it is a puppy!

Cute Puppy Craft for Christmas
Upside down, it is a puppy stocking!

We also found some cute, Christmas puppy printable coloring sheets at Christmas Coloring Pages for Kids blog.

Puppy coloring page printable found at Christmas Coloring Pages blog.

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Want to win your own copy? Leave a comment in the G+ box. We'll choose a winner in a random raffle on Nov. 25, 2015.




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15 Resources for Dr. Seuss Lesson Plans Elementary School and Homeschool

Lesson Plans for Elementary and Homeschool Dr. Seuss Curriculum




Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday with Dr. Seuss Lesson Plans for Elementary and Homeschool. We've scoured the web, especially our favorite blogs and websites, for companion activities for. Dr. Seuss books. When is Dr. Seuss birthday? March 2. Enjoy!


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15 teacher resources for dr seuss day birthday bday dr suess
Teacher Resources: Lesson Plans for Elementary and Homeschool Dr. Seuss Curriculum.


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7 Sight Word Games for Preschool and Elementary

Fun Sight Word Activities

Learning sight words can be fun. These 7 sight word games for preschool and elementary incorporate sensory elements and make the letters tangible whenever possible. We rounded up all of our fun sight word activities and letter lessons to help you plan curriculum for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade. Enjoy!

Sight Word Games for Preschool and Elementary
Sight Word Games for Preschool and Elementary.



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What Year is 2015 in the Chinese New Year?

What year is it in Chinese New Year?

Wondering, what year is 2015 in Chinese New Year? 2015 is the year of the sheep (also goat and ram). The Chinese New Year, year of the sheep runs from February 19, 2015 to February 7, 2016 or the Lunar New Year. In honor of 2015 Chinese New Year, we are sharing a free printable trace and color, sheep coloring sheetEnjoy!


What Year is 2015 in the Chinese New Year?
2015 is the year of the sheep.


Click the link for textfree Free Sheep Printable Coloring Page.


Year of the Sheep printable coloring page.
Sheep or Lamb printable coloring page.

The sheep is a favorite animal in Chinese culture. It is cute, warm, calm, and gentle. Like the sheep, people born under this sign are kind-hearted, clever, tender, and they are sensitive to art.


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