secular homeschooling resources

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Build a Solar System

Anybody studying astronomy knows that building a solar system is practically a homeschool must-do, and our house is no exception. I didn’t love the many variations I kept finding online so I put my own project together and wanted to...

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Duolingo – A Review

Learning a second language can be tough in a homeschool situation. Some language software programs are very expensive and not always that engaging (sorry Rosetta Stone). A very popular option is Duolingo, and we love it at our house. It’s...

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Bottle Bucket Craft Tutorial

We have a handful of these cute little bottle buckets, made from old juice or soda bottles and topped with a rim of crochet and a long looped handle. They come with us when we are out nature-walking, to collect...

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Astronomy Word Searches

We’re doing the solar system around here, and I always find that puzzles are a fun way to reinforce some new terms and vocabulary on any subject. So I have done up a small set of 4 pages with spaceĀ and...

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Secular Evolution Books for Kids

To go along with my earlier lapbook on evolution, I’ve put together a collection of possible books that approach the topic from a scientific and secular perspective. Teach your kids about where we all came from with fun picture books...

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Evolution Lapbook

Evolution and natural selection can be a tricky topic for secular homeschoolers because so many religious sources have material on this that doesn’t really suit our needs (like proving it’s not real). Anyway, I thought it was time for a...

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Getting Bored with Book Reports

I always loved doing book reports when I was in school. I already loved to read, and the reports were a way to show that off. But I’ve learned from my own homeschooling experience with my daughter that not every...

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Quote the Raven Nevermore

A few weeks ago, I posted a little note on Facebook about the anniversary of the poem “The Raven”, by Edgar Allan Poe and it was really popular. We did a reading here, but the language of the poem was...