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Duct Tape Island – Fun Science Projects for Kids

Mythbusters is one of our kids’ favorite shows to watch. Once they watched Duct Tape Island, where the Mythbusters were stranded on a Hawaiian Island, with nothing but a pallet of duct tape, they were eager to try to build things out of duct tape! Grab your duct tape, and get ready to build! We looked …

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Learning How to Play Chess + Our Review of ChessKid.com

Our kids Love to play Chess. They had their first Chess lesson at our last years Homeschooling Convention in Saskatoon. They had a class for the kids, while the parents went to the lectures and shopped for books and curriculum. The kids came home really pumped to learn more about chess. Their dad gave them …

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How We Incorporate Minecraft into our Homeschool

My kids love Minecraft. If they could play it all day they would. I almost thought I was going to lose my mind with how much they loved it. I was thinking it was getting in the way of their learning. I was so wrong. Now we use it as a tool for learning because it …

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Geography & Social Studies with Flat Stanley and Disney’s Small World Library

Are you looking for a fun, kid-friendly collection of books that spark curiosity and learning about our awesome world? Then you may just like what we have found! After reading Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventure’s my daughter fell in love with this friendly and funny character who has been flattened by the bulletin board that fell on him in …

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How we use our local library

Using our Library Online Tools to find books for our homeschool has been awesome! Purchasing every book you want your child to read and experience can sure add up fast. Taking full advantage of your local library and their online accounts can really enhance your teaching in your homeschool. Before I started using my online …

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Dive into Shapes for your next Math Class!

When it comes to math, my kids love anything hands on. We found this great little kit that has teaching cards and everything you need to make great 2D and 3D shapes!

It is called Dive into Shapes. We had so much fun opening up this kit, playing with the sticks and balls and trying to build something really great. My daughter built a cool creation of her own and helped me build a cool hexagonal prism. My son built a sphere and this was a great afternoon of 3D shapes.

Seeing these shapes come to life was a really nice thing for my kids, and having the directions from the cards is a huge teachers aid. We come back to this kit often while learning about 2D and 3D shapes in our homeschool. We recommend this to anyone who would rather have a set that can last a long time!

Before we got this set, we had made our 3D shapes using Toothpicks and mini marshmallows, which was so much fun as well!

~Alexandra