Go down the Rabbit Trail with this free winter unit study!

Nature studies are a fantastic addition to your homeschool. Just because it’s cold out doesn’t mean this can’t continue! Whether you’re heading out to explore the outdoors this winter, or wanting to study this season from the comfort of your own home, this free winter unit study will have everything you need to learn about this season in a way your kids are sure to love!

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Free Rabbit Trails Constellation Study and Constellation Cards Printable

constellation lesson rabbit trails

We traveled to space last month and learned all about the stars during our constellation study. Constellations have always been something I wanted to learn about, so I was thrilled to take this journey along with my kids! Here are the books, crafts, and exploration we did about constellations (and a free printable, too!)

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Incorporate Every Subject with this Election Day Unit Study!

election day unit study

With the general election right around the corner, it is the perfect time to gear up for a day of learning based upon the events of the day.  Election Day is full of learning opportunities for the whole family. But, did you know that you can study the election through every subject? Let me walk you down some fun, hands on activities to make this a day to remember for your kiddos with this Election Day Unit Study!

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Is Kindergarten too young to add an American History curriculum to your homeschool?

Is Kindergarten too young to use an American History Curriculum in your homeschool? Not when you use something as great as Sonlight's new Exploring American History! #kindergartencurriculum #kindergartenhistory #Sonlight

I absolutely love homeschooling in Kindergarten! It may be one of my favorite ages. Kids are so eager to start school, there are so many opportunities to instill a love of learning in the simplest of ways, and the possibilities of what you can include to make school fun are endless. The question I hear floating around sometimes in relaxed homeschooling circles is, “Is Kindergarten too young to add an American History curiculum to your homeschool?” My simple answer is, no. You can never be too young to start learning about our nation’s history! However, I do have certain ways that we like to do it, and it all starts with using great books.

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3 Reasons to use a literature based science in your homeschool

3 Reasons to use a Literature Based Science with BookShark Science curriculum

Literature based curriculum. You guys- It. Is. My Jam. I can’t get enough of all of the beautiful books that can go along with any topic in our homeschool, and science cannot be excluded here. Learning through literature can open up so many possibilities and actually keep kids engaged and wanting to learn more. Here are 3 reasons to use a literature based science in your homeschool.

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Double-Dipping… How to Incorporate History With Other Subjects

Double Dipping... How to incorporate history into other subjects in your homeschool

If you know me and the business we’ve created over the last nearly twenty years, you’d think I would’ve had a love affair with history all my life… well, nothing is further from the truth! I flat-out couldn’t stand history in school, and I actually bargained with my high school teacher to just pass me with a “D,” because I was going to become an artist and would never touch the subject again with a ten-foot pole. Fast forward a decade or two, and there I was, a homeschool mom, petrified to have to teach my children history—the topic I had loathed in my earlier years. After gathering my nerve, I made a game plan to use a history text for my spine and timelines and mapping to grasp an understanding of when and where we were learning about. I filled the topics with all kinds of good reading and hands-on projects. Before you knew it,  I found myself excited each day to learn the stories of the past right along with the children and hungered to absorb everything I could. (And for the record, I came to find that I definitely DID need to utilize history through my art career!)

What I didn’t realize was exactly how much you can incorporate history with other subjects! 

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Ignite wonder in your homeschool by using literature to teach geography

beautiful feet books

Using literature to teach geography may not be the first idea that most come up with when they think of a geography curriculum. When I think of geography, I think of maps, facts about different states and countries, and really…just plain old boring studies that I have no interest in (and my kids would have no interest in, either.) But, what if I told you that literature may be the very best tool in learning about geography in your homeschool?

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