Monday Memory Verse: 2 Corinthians 9:7

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There are now two versions: King James Version (KJV) and English Standard Version (ESV) 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 … {Read More}

Physical Activity for Kids

Physical Activity for Kids

Physical activity is an important part of a child’s daily routine. By developing a good attitude towards physical activity in young child, it will increase their chances of continuing during adulthood.   To find out some great ways to help your kids get active, pop over to the Proverbial Homemaker. … {Read More}

Learning Multiplication

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Our youngest boy has started learning his multiplication and is struggling a little with some of them, like the 3x and 4x. These worksheets are an introduction to multiplication and hopefully will encourage students to enjoy learning multiplication. Included in this {FREE} printable pack are multiplication posters which are great laminated and hung on the wall. Also are a few pages of multiplication to start the learning multiplication process. To download your {FREE} copy, click on the link below: Learning Multiplication … {Read More}

Utilising the Library for Homeschooling

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As a homeschooling family, we utilise the library all the time.  We love our local library and are there many days a week. A couple of years ago our boys were given their own library cards and we are amazed at how much this has encouraged them to read and want to learn more. Borrowing books  The Gold Coast has many libraries, and many, many books that you can borrow for free. We are able to go online and put the books we want on hold and have them transported to the closest library to us for free. We receive a text when it has arrived and is ready to be picked up. This … {Read More}

Alphabet and Number Trains

Alphabet Train

These Alphabet and Number trains are a great way to encourage learning of letters and numbers. The Alphabet Train can be used to learn the alphabet and is also great for spelling. I recommend printing out on cardstock and then laminating for durability. The individual letter cards are then placed on top of the train carriages to make the alphabet or to spell words. The Number Train is a great way to learn to count to 100. I recommend this train to be printed on cardstock and laminated for durability as well.   The Number Train can also be used for skip … {Read More}

Monday Memory Verse: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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There are now two versions: King James Version (KJV) and English Standard Version (ESV) 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 … {Read More}

The Man from Snowy River

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The theme for the Poppins Book Nook this month was Poetry. As we are Australian, I decided to chose a famous Australian writer, A.B "Banjo" Paterson who wrote many ballads as well as a couple of books during his life. One of Andrew Barton Paterson's most famous ballads is The Man from Snowy River. We found many versions of this ballad at the library, as well as a cd where we could listen to the ballad being narrated and then we watched the movie by the same name.  There is also a tv series that we didn't watch. If you have not read this ballad, you can find it here: A Man … {Read More}

All Aussie Not Back To School Blog Hop – Learning Spaces

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This is the final week of the All Aussie Not Back to School Blog Hop. The topic this week is Learning Spaces. Our learning space has changed dramatically in the last couple of months. After having a car badly damaged due to a hail storm a couple of years ago, hubby decided that our new car that we just purchased was going into the garage. This garage used to be our homeschool room, so everything had to go, to make room for the car. So, I have had a massive clean up and given a lot of our homeschooling supplies away. A lot of these things were from when the boys were younger, so we really … {Read More}

{FREE} Printable Musical Instrument Cards

Musical Instrument Cards

Our boys have been interested in learning about musical instruments since they picked up a book at the library about orchestras. After reading this book, I made this musical instrument cards to help them learn the name of many instruments. Included in these cards, are the music families: strings, brass, woodwind and strings. There are cards for many instruments within each of these four families as well as some extra cards like the conductor and one for a music stand. To download your {FREE} copy, click the link below: Musical Instruments Cards   … {Read More}

Cute Mini Hanging Scarecrows

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These cute mini hanging scarecrows were fun to make and are cute hanging decorations.  To make these hanging decorations, we used a mini straw doll hat as the face for the scarecrow.   We then cut some raffia to the length we wanted for the hair and then tied it in the middle with a small piece of string. We used a hot glue gun to glue the raffia to the hat and then when that was dry, we folded over the top of the hat and glued it down. Then we cut out some flower and leaf shapes from felt and glued them on. We added a bead in the middle … {Read More}

Recipes

Baked Donut Bites

Baked Donut Bites

We had Dominoes pizza for tea and while I was ordering the pizza on the iPad, I saw a pack of donut bites in the dessert section. I did add them to the order as a treat and they were delicious!  I though I could replicate them at home and this is what I came up […]

Strawberry Cream Cake

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I have made plenty of cakes over the years, but hubby has said, this was the best cake I have ever made! Both he and the boys loved it!! This Strawberry Cream Cake is delicious and won’t last long at all!       Linking to: The Proverbial Homemaker

Glow in the Dark Jelly

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Our boys love anything that glows in the dark. When we found out that anything made with tonic water will glow in the dark (with a blacklight), we thought we would give it a try.   We made red and green jelly and found that the red jelly didn’t work but the green jelly was great. […]

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Kids Activities

Cute Mini Hanging Scarecrows

Mini Scarecrows A

These cute mini hanging scarecrows were fun to make and are cute hanging decorations.  To make these hanging decorations, we used a mini straw doll hat as the face for the scarecrow.   We then cut some raffia to the length we wanted for the hair and then tied it in the middle with a small piece of string. […]

Lift an Ice Cube on a String

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When I asked the boys if they think they could pick up an ice cube with a string, they both thought I was crazy.  “No, you can’t!”,  “There is no way you could do that!” were just some of the comments I was getting.  So off we went to try to see if we could […]

China Unit Study

China Unit

As the Chinese New Year approaches, we spent some time learning about the Chinese culture and how they celebrate Chinese New Year. A while ago, we were part of an international swap and were given some items from China. This was the perfect time to revisit those items and learn more about how they are […]

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