The Dollar Tree Stores are like havens of heaven! Not only is every item priced $1 or LESS (some greeting cards 2 for a $1!), but many of the exact same items are sold elsewhere for twice the price! We have many signature homeschool items that we've learned to keep on-hand during the operation of our homeschool that are just as sufficient from Dollar Tree as they are from higher priced educational stores. So before you stock up on back-to-school items at other retailers, check out our list of top 10 must-haves that you're bound to find at your local dollar store.
The classic game of tic tac toe has never been as magical as it has become since we created our very own magnetic set! Being that my student is quite the competitive kid, he seems to do everything more enthusiastically and with haste if there’s “winning” involved. Go figure… Since he enjoys the game of tic tac toe so much, and not just because it’s a really simple competitive way to win all the time (against me, at least) but because he’s really good at it, we designed and created our own keepsake!
“We’re off the see the wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz!” That’s one of the most famous lines from one of the most famous songs from one of the most famous movies which happens to also be one of our most favorite movies, “The Wizard of Oz” from waaaaay back in 1939! It happens to be a Christmas season movie for us, too, for some reason… However, we've created a way to embellish our backyard with easy DIY Painted Stone Blocks. Here's how...
Summertime is the perfect season to indulge in a few fun, artistic, creative activities. If you’re surrounded by kiddies that enjoy a little adventure mixed with a little drawing, coloring, and painting, have you ever considered engaging in (or hosting) a “Paint Club?” Sounds like fun? ABSOLUTELY! Here are four (4) tips on how to start your own summer paint club with friends.
If you're like us, sometimes learning history by the suggested curriculum books and selections can be a bit overwhelming, boring, and lengthy. How can you embellish your history studies just a little bit? Better yet, how can you possibly create a complete history makeover? We have a few ideas and suggestions on how WE study, learn, and engage in history at our homeschool.
Please tell me you remember the card game called "I Declare War" from back in the day? Does anyone still actually play this game any more? Not only was this game a great, simple, innocent, fun game to play between friends, but we've discovered many educational reasons to pass on this traditional ole' game to our home schoolers, AND even better reasons we created our own deck!
When I was growing up in Miami, FL, summer school was nothing like it is today. Our summer "school" consisted of a different, daily activity each weekday. We met at our regular school, joined up with our regular classmates, but we all engaged in activities we could only share together in the SUMMER!...
I heard someone say, "the world is boring only to boring people." I thought about the depths of the meaning of that anonymous quote, and the reality is that statement is so very true! The way we see our world creates our emotions and outlook on the world and its inhabitants. It's all about perspective. There are at LEAST six (6) activities near you right now that you may not have thought of as fun field trips!
Ask ANY artist you know to name their top ten favorite art utensils, and I almost guarantee that Sharpie is definitely in the top 5! Sharpies are undeniably the absolutely, best-est, most readily available, richest colored, variety-covered writing/ sketching/ drawing/ coloring/ outlining/ etc. utensil IN THE WORLD OF ART! Sharpies continue to be an artists' best friend.
The contributors of ArtEase! consist of various authors and artists who thoroughly enjoy all elements of art and music, at heart! They enjoy drawing and painting, photography, theater & stage performance, scrapbooking, singing, playing piano, and more. They truly enjoy working with and teaching children how to engage in artistic expressions, how to become a part of active visual creativity, and how to express artistic critical thinking.
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