Keeping Kids Happy

Boredom busting ideas of kids crafts and activities to keep the kids happy throughout the year.
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Under the Sea Science Activities With Amazing Disappearing Octopus Ink
Under the Sea Science Activities With Amazing Disappearing Octopus Ink. Under the sea science activities can teach your child so much more about the amazing creatures that live below the ocean than any worksheet ever could. Also, you’ll love more ideas on my Oceans Unit Study and Lapbook. have always been a hands-on teaching mom, preferring an activity to or in addition to books and papers. I have an amazing octopus ink science experiment for you and more great under the sea science activities
an edible cheetos play sand recipe for kids
Edible Play Sand...Made with Cheerios!! (Video)
Whip up taste-safe sensory fun in minutes with our easy recipe for homemade play sand using cereal! This will be your kid's favorite summer activity! Beat the heat and the screens!! Make this DIY activity with your kids today!
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Homeschool High School Literature Guides
Homeschool High School Literature Guides. You'll love these homeschool high school literature guides which make teaching easy. Also, look at my page How to Homeschool High School for more ideas. Though I was over the top giddy at accomplishing the feat of teaching my first son how to read, deep down I was anxious because I was already thinking about the upper grades. The thought of teaching literature at the high school level made me feel defeated before I even started.
25 backyard games for kids that are fun to play
34 Outdoor Games for Kids to Keep 'Em Busy All Summer Long
Beat summer boredom with this collection of fun and easy DIY outdoor games for kids! Endless backyard fun on a budget! Everything from brain-building activities to backyard obstacle courses to art and more!
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The Edible Pudding Slime Recipe That Smells AMAZING! (VIDEO)
Need an activity for kids or toddlers? This recipe from The Soccer Mom Blog is just what you need! Edible pudding slime is a non-toxic, all-natural, easy recipe that you can make at home. Try this DIY sensory activity today!
there are many books and other items on the table with text that says, easy me on the map project
10 Geography Childrens Books | Easy Me On The Map Project
10 Geography Childrens Books | Easy Me On The Map Project. Colorful engaging geography childrens books are a fun and memorable way to teach them all about locations and their characteristics. Look at my page Hands-On Simple And Best Homeschool Geography Ideas & Tips for more ideas. But don’t think only preschoolers can benefit from picture books. And be sure to show the younger ones more complex maps, mix it up and provide them with a mix of books to learn all about geography from.
there is a plant and some books on the table with it's own water fall
How To Make A Shoebox Toucan Habitat Diorama With Waterfall
Today we are creating a toucan habitat diorama. Also, look at my page Rain Forest – Amazon. And Rain Forest – Animals of the Amazon for more ideas, crafts and activities. Our diorama resembles the rainforest canopies of Central and South America where the toucan make their home. High above the ground, where the covering is lush and thick, Toucans build their nests. They build them in hollowed out tree cavities sleeping in groups of 5 or 6.They very rarely fly down to the forest floor.
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7 Fun Geometry Hands On Activities For High School
Fun geometry hands-on activities for high school can mean the difference in just getting by and really getting engaged in lessons. Also, look at my page How to Homeschool High School for more ideas. Just because your child is in high school does not mean that they’ve set aside their love for Lego. A fantastic way to incorporate Lego into lessons is to use them to create examples and identify angles. We have done Lego math in the past. But you can even use it for high school manipulatives.
the ancient egyptian snake game is an easy way to teach kids how to use it
Free Ancient Egypt Mehen Printable Board Game (Hands-on History)
Grab this free and fun printable board game when studying Ancient Egypt. It's Mehen or the snake game for hands on history. Get it over @ Tina's Dynamic Homeschool Plus
the beach scavenger hunt is an easy and fun activity for kids
Perfect Beach Scavenger Hunt for Kids Free Printable - Natural Beach Living
Perfect Beach Scavenger Hunt for Kids Free Printable - Natural Beach Living
an edible playdough with chocolate chip cookies on it and the words if you give a mouse a cookie
Cookie Dough Playdough Recipe - Edible Playdough If You Give A Mouse A Cookie Activities - Natural Beach Living
Cookie Dough Playdough Recipe - Edible Playdough If You Give A Mouse A Cookie Activities - Natural Beach Living
some paper plates and paint on the grass
11 Awesome Beach Theme STEM Activities | Quick Sunscreen Painting Experiment
11 Awesome Beach Theme STEM Activities | Quick Sunscreen Painting Experiment. Beach theme STEM activities are a wonderful way to bring some learning into a fun experience. Seashore Beach Watching Unit Study and Seashore Lapbook. As a homeschool mom you know that learning can take place anytime, anywhere, even on the beach. There are many ways to learn during a simple trip to the beach, even just through observation.I have an easy and quick sunscreen painting experiment.
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Lewis and Clark Louisiana Purchase Edible Map
Lewis and Clark Louisiana Purchase Edible Map. We decided to make this Lewis and Clark Louisiana Purchase edible map for a hands-on activity for our Lewis and Clark Fun Homeschool Unit Study and Lapbook. Seriously though, I decided to have Tiny make this map because it is hard to picture the immense landmass. Or just how big that purchase was as we have been reading about it. Not only was the Louisiana Purchase a huge hallmark in American history, but it just about doubled the size of America.
someone is cleaning their hands with purple and green slime
Jello Edible Slime (It Changes Colors!!)
The original and BEST edible Jello slime recipe! Only three ingredients! Kids will love seeing it change colors when you mix it! Try this viral slime recipe this summer! Kids of all ages will love this sensory activity, and adults will love the non-toxic recipe!
a watermelon themed activity bin for kids to learn how to make a watermelon sensory bin
How to Make a Watermelon Sensory Bin for Play and Learning
How to Make a Watermelon Sensory Bin for Play and Learning. Today I’m showing you how easy it is to make a summer theme watermelon sensory bin that is perfect for play and learning. Also, look at my page How to Homeschool Preschool for more ideas. What may seem just like a fun container of rice is so much more than just play! There are many benefits to sensory bins for preschoolers. And they can introduce a fun standalone theme like watermelon or be used as a springboard for a small unit study.