secular homeschooling resources

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Introduction to Haiku Poetry

We love haiku around here. It’s a great place to introduce kids to poetry that’s quick and simple, though it can take some thought to work out the lines just right. They’re a nice option for homeschool creative writing that...



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Uses for an Old Globe

Not sure how helpful this will be for most people but we have an old globe in the house, and besides making the homeschool room look educational, I got to thinking about the various uses it can still be put...



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Monthly Subscription Kits

Even in today’s electronic world, we all love the thrill of getting mail (real mail). Add in the excitement of crafts or science experiments, and you’ve got some homeschooling gold. The idea of educational monthly subscription kits is really popular...



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Cute Bookmarks

When I assign reading to my daughter, the easiest method is for me to find the necessary pages, mark them and then she can go through the books independently while I work. After using receipts, rulers and post-it notes too...



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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...