M is for Making Memories

makingmemories

This post is part of the ABCs of Homeschooling Through the Holidays series. To see a list of all posts in the series, click here. Homeschooling at best is a busy endeavor. Homeschooling during the holidays?  Well, that is enough to make even the best of mommy-teachers want to hide under the blankets with chocolate! [...]

3 Tips for Perfect Holiday Plans

3 Tips for Perfect Holiday Plans | Upside Down Homeschooling by Virginia George

The holidays evoke different emotions for everyone. For some, the winter holidays bring feelings of warmth and nostalgia, while others are consumed with tension and dread. Even if you have a family you enjoy spending time with, things get a bit stickier when you get married, and then again when you have kids. You have even more [...]

L is for Light {Free printable pack!}

L-is-for-Light

At Christmas there are lights everywhere, on Christmas trees and all over houses. These lights light up the night, with many families in Australia, mapping out a route around their town, to go and take in the beautiful light displays. This is also a wonderful time to spend with our children, teaching them about the [...]

25 Ways to Celebrate Advent with Kids {free printable}

25 Ways to Celebrate Advent with Kids

      Christmas is one of my most FAVORITE holidays of the entire year. However, for this family, celebrating the countdown aspect of it (i.e. all of the Advent traditions) really didn’t start until just a few years ago. I had stumbled upon a ‘Jesse Tree’ (google Ann Voskamp’s amazing blog) Well, sure I [...]

K is for Kindness

Tips and ideas for teaching your children the importance of serving others.

This post is part of the ABCs of Homeschooling through the Holidays. To see all of the posts in the series, click here. My absolute favorite thing to do in homeschooling is find ways to integrate service and acts of KINDNESS into our curriculum.  November is easy because we discuss Thanksgiving and being thankful for [...]

J is for Just Breathe

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  The holidays are a rare combination of excitement, tradition and chaos. They demand a huge amount of time and effort from you and your children. Add in homeschooling and your holiday season can become a blur. In the past most of our days were spent rushing through lessons,shopping there or racing to the next [...]

I is for Icicles and Igloo’s

Icicles and Igloo's

Welcome to letter I in our ABC’s of Homeschooling Through the Holidays. I created 3 fun, quick, and inexpensive “I” crafts for you.   The first is ice on the trees.  We went out and grabbed a few branches from the woods.  Then you cover in mod podge & sprinkle them in “ice”. When dry [...]

Tips for Homeschooling through the Holidays

Tips for Homeschooling through the Holidays

  This post is part of the ABCs of Homeschooling through the Holidays. Click here to see the entire list of posts. Homeschooling is a difficult task all in itself on a great day. Add a little normal life to that and it gets a little hard to handle but when you add stress of [...]

G is for Gingerbread

Find crafts, books, and ideas for all things gingerbread!

This post is part of the ABCs of Homeschooling Through the Holidays series. Please click here for a list of all posts in the series. Traditions are such a big part of Christmas  We have the traditions that have been held by our families for years and we love making new traditions. Something that has [...]

Christmas Family Fun Bucket

Family Fun Bucket

I’m happy to be participating in the ABCs of Homeschooling Through the Holidays Series hosted by Heather at Upside Down Homeschooling!  The letter for this post is Ffor Family Fun Bucket.  Twas the night before December at the Smith house kitchen table….the family was enjoying their Family Fun Bucket instead of watching cable….   Several [...]