50+ Ways to Improve Handwriting

50 Ways to Improve Handwriting

Our boys handwriting is not quite messy, mainly due to them trying to write too fast so they can finish their work quickly.  I have been looking into ways to help them improve their handwriting so it is more legible, though this does mean they will be going back to leaner about the basics, which I am sure they will not be happy about.  First we are going to look at their pencil grip. Since I hurt my thumb a few years ago, I cannot hold a pencil correctly, so I have had to change my pencil grip to suit. Our boys have never held their pencils correctly, they think the 'correct' way … {Read More}

White Chocolate and Macadamia Cookies

White Chocolate and Macadamia Cookies

Our boys love the Subway cookies, one of them being White Chocolate and Macadamia Cookies, and so does my mum! The boys and I decided we would try and make our own yummy cookies and boy were they good!   I have to say, I have never seen cookies disappear so fast or have I been asked so much to make them again. They truly did taste like the yummy cookies at Subway and we will definitely been using this recipe again in the future!!     What are your favourite Subway cookies? … {Read More}

In the Australian Kitchen

Wombat Stew

This month for the Poppins Book Nook, the theme was In the Kitchen. Our boys love to get into the kitchen, whether it is for cooking or for doing science experiments. The book we chose to read this month was "Wombat Stew and the Wombat Stew Cookbook" by Marcia Vaughan and Pamela Lofts.   After reading about the Wombat stew that Dingo was making, our boys went through the Wombat Stew cookbook to see what they would like to make. The first thing they made was Platypus Pancakes. These were very yummy with icing sugar sprinkled over them. Then they decided … {Read More}

Monday Memory Verse: Psalm 119:11

Psalm 119:11

In each pack there is an A4 poster with the verse on it. This can be printed on white paper or card stock, laminate if you wish, and place in an area in which it will be read quite frequently like: on the fridge door in your child’s bedroom on the back of the toilet door in your ‘school room’ or play room To help your child, you could get them to look at the poster, read it 3 times and then get them to turn around so that their back is facing the poster. Then get them to try and say the verse without looking. You will have to prompt them for the first couple of days, but hopefully … {Read More}

ABC’s of Homeschooling Through the Holiday Series

L is for Light

This Christmas, I have joined the ABC's of Homeschooling through the Holiday Series and was given the letter L. I chose to share a {FREE} printable pack about Jesus being the Light of the World and how we can shine our Light for Him.  Included in this free pack are flashcards, which can also be used like word strips, a word search, colouring page, fill in the answers and copy work.   You download your free copy of this awesome {FREE} Printable pack by popping over to Upside Down Homeschooling!       … {Read More}

Space Montessori-Inspired 3 Part Cards

Space 3 Part Cards Picture

We have been learning about space over the last couple of weeks. You can see some of the posts here: Sugar Cookie Solar System, Phases of the Moon Flip Book, Galaxy Shirt, Space Communicators, Swirly-Whirly Planets and the Watercolour Solar System. These Montessori-Inspired 3-Part Cards are a great addition to learning about the space and the solar system. Included in this free 21 page download are cards for the sun, the planets, moon, asteroids, comets, galaxy, satellites, the star life cycle and more. To download your free copy, click the link below. Space … {Read More}

How are my baby and I fighting eczema?

melissa

At that time my baby was two months old, and I was completely out of my mind when I saw a rash on my baby's cheeks. First of all, I got scared, because I thought of all the possible terrible scenarios. When your baby is not well, you simply lose the ability of thinking rationally. After the initial shock, I took my son to a paediatrician, who diagnosed that my baby boy has atopic dermatitis, better known as eczema. From one point of view, I could calm down, since it turned out as something treatable and curable. However, after that first conversation that I had with the paediatrician and later … {Read More}

Ship Wheel Wall Decor

Ship Wheel Wall Decor

While visiting a few Op Shops, B found two cardboard Ship Wheel's. I liked the look of them, and decided we could try and make them into some awesome wall decor. When B found them, they were brown. The first thing we did was give them two coats of white paint.   Then we added the blue paint! We found the anchor's at Bunnings in the kids craft section. We painted them dark red, to match with the other decor in our house and glued them on. Now we just need to find a wall to put them on. Have you made any decor? We are loving the beachy theme at the moment. … {Read More}

Free $10 Credit for Educents

Educents

Educents is an online marketplace supplying that offers affordable curriculum and educational products with discounts up to 90% off. AMIOW readers can receive free $10 towards their first purchase just by following this link.  Sign up for a free account and your code should arrive in your email inbox within 15 minutes.     So grab your bonus $10 as well as a great educational product today. … {Read More}

Human Body: Reproductive System

DNA Model

This week, we have been learning about the reproductive system. This is the last of our human body series. If you missed the other parts of our Human Body Study, you can see them here: Human Body - Doctor's Bag, Human Body ~ Body Parts, Human Body: Bones, Joints and Muscles, Senses, Cells, Heart, Blood and Circulation, Digestive System and Nutrition, the Brain and Nervous System, the Skin, Hair and Nails, the Immune System and Germs, the Respiratory System, the Excretory System and … {Read More}

Recipes

White Chocolate and Macadamia Cookies

White Chocolate and Macadamia Cookies

Our boys love the Subway cookies, one of them being White Chocolate and Macadamia Cookies, and so does my mum! The boys and I decided we would try and make our own yummy cookies and boy were they good!   I have to say, I have never seen cookies disappear so fast or have I […]

Peppermint Creams

Peppermint Creams

These peppermint creams are so yummy and would be great for homemade Christmas gifts. Both our boys enjoyed making them on their own, only a little bit of help was needed.      

Heuningkoek ( South African Honey Cake)

Honey Cake

Hubby loves this Honey cake and has asked me to make it on many occasions. He has now got our boys addicted to it and they are also asking for it constantly. Luckily it is a simple cake to make and I love that I don’t have to ‘ice’ it. If you have a vanilla […]

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Kids Activities

50+ Ways to Improve Handwriting

50 Ways to Improve Handwriting

Our boys handwriting is not quite messy, mainly due to them trying to write too fast so they can finish their work quickly.  I have been looking into ways to help them improve their handwriting so it is more legible, though this does mean they will be going back to leaner about the basics, which […]

Ship Wheel Wall Decor

Ship Wheel Wall Decor

While visiting a few Op Shops, B found two cardboard Ship Wheel’s. I liked the look of them, and decided we could try and make them into some awesome wall decor. When B found them, they were brown. The first thing we did was give them two coats of white paint.   Then we added […]

Human Body: Reproductive System

DNA Model

This week, we have been learning about the reproductive system. This is the last of our human body series. If you missed the other parts of our Human Body Study, you can see them here: Human Body – Doctor’s Bag, Human Body ~ Body Parts, Human Body: Bones, Joints and Muscles, Senses, Cells, Heart, Blood and Circulation, Digestive System and Nutrition, the Brain and Nervous System, the Skin, […]

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