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

justbreathe

  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 [...]

Easy Holiday Crafts for Kids

25 Easy Holiday Crafts for Kids

  This post is part of the ABCs of Homeschooling Through the Holidays. To see the entire list of posts, click here. Homeschooling through the holidays doesn’t have to be stressful. Sometimes, you just need to put the books aside and call it a craft day. We leave room for quite a few craft days [...]

5 Simple Tips to Decorate for the Holidays

ABCs of Homeschooling through the Holidays 5 Simple Tips for Holiday Decorating

The honest to goodness hardest part of the holidays for me is decorating. I don’t know why. My mom was a virtual Martha Stewart when it came to decorating for the holidays. I’m just not. I do try, and I have the best of intentions, but I don’t. Then, I feel bad. Bringing the atmosphere [...]

Huge Homeschool Giveaway {Over $1200 in prizes}

Enter to win great homeschooling resources in this HUGE giveaway with multiple winners!

  Each month we will be teaming up with Marcy from Ben and Me, and Carrie from Homeschool Giveaways to bring you an awesome homeschool giveaway package! This month’s giveaway is HUGE and has multiple winners! Good luck!   Welcome to the November Edition of Great Homeschool Giveaways Monthly! Each month, Homeschool Giveaways and Ben [...]

Celebrating Christmas in Your Homeschool with Charles Dickens

Learn some fun ways to bring Charles Dickens into your holiday homeschooling plans.

  This post is for letter C in our ABCs of Homeschooling Through the Holidays series. For a full list of the posts included, please click here. Charles Dickens and his book, A Christmas Carol, are iconic for this time of the year when so many of us reflect and rebuild relationships. Ebenezer Scrooge and [...]