Independence Day is a great time to get together with friends and family and have a barbeque. I hope that you all will have a safe holiday, but in case you are looking for something to keep your kids busy, here is a free 4th of July word search.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an inspirational man who helped to change the world. Throughout our homeschool journey AJ has studied some fascinating people, from biblical characters to kings and queens. Unfortunately, we have only gotten as far as the Civil War and the abolishment of slavery when it comes to recent history. Next year our focus will be on history from the Civil War to the present, but right now we are in the Middle Ages and Renaissance periods.
Since there have been so many influential men and women in the recent years, I have decided to spend a little time having AJ learn about some of those people a few times each month.
Since Martin Luther King Jr. Day is coming up, I decided to start our new study with him. AJ has learned a little bit about him over the years and knows that he fought for equal rights for all people. It was hard for her to understand why he had to fight for the equal rights though. It is hard to try and explain how people use to believe when I have a difficult time understanding it myself.
Normally I would go to the library and check out a bunch of books for AJ to look through and research. I still can’t drive for another month at least, so our research was limited to the internet. I am still not comfortable with AJ searching the internet by herself, so I found a few good websites that I knew would be appropriate. I used information from those sites (and a few others) to make a printable pack about Martin Luther King Jr.
The four main websites I had her visit were:
Martin Luther King Jr. Printable Pack includes:
Fill in the Blank Activity
Quotable Quotes Page
and a page to write about Martin Luther King Jr.’s character traits
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I hope you and your child enjoy learning all about Martin Luther King with this printable pack. Which influential person would you like to learn about next?
Before we know it the Christmas decorations will be put away, the New Year’s celebrations will be over, and life will begin getting back to normal. After three months of sugar, parties, and fun, it is time for a little bit of normalcy. Some of us will make resolutions for a wonderful year, while others decide to go on with no real changes. Sometimes just getting back on a normal schedule is challenge enough!
When I was a kid I was always told that time goes by faster the older you get. I never believed it, but now it honestly seems true. As a child it seems like Christmas will never get here. You wait and wait to get a few weeks off of school and to see what wonderful gifts you will receive. Kids have the luxury of living in the moment and enjoying everything. As I get older each season seems to zip by faster and faster. It seems like we are always planning for a holiday or trying to make a moment extra special for our kids. As AJ gets older, making memories magical isn’t as easy.
I have so many wonderful memories from childhood and I hope that as AJ grows up she will feel the same way. When we talk about all of the fun things we do for the holidays, often the little things are what she remembers the most. Of course she loves the gifts she receives, but she loves the time we spend together as well.
This year I have decided to have her fill out a fun page that I made. It has a place for her favorite Christmas activities that we did. Her favorite movie we watched together, the best gift she gave to someone, her favorite color, and other things. The plan is to have her fill it out and then to stick it in her stocking before we put it away. Next year when we start to decorate for Christmas we will look over the paper and have a record of all of her wonderful Christmas memories. We will also be able to see how she has changed over the year.
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Fall is just around the corner. Living in Southern California means that we will have summer weather for a while, but the stores are already full of stuffed scarecrows, pumpkins, and harvest items. I love fall, because it means that the holidays will be here soon. Fall means pumpkin patches, Thanksgiving, baking, and wonderful smelling goodies.
I created this Fall Printable Pack to help celebrate fall. (This pack is Halloween free) It is geared for upper elementary aged kids, but older kids may find some of the activities enjoyable as well.
This pack is over 25 pages long and includes answer keys. It prints out beautifully in either black and white or color.
The Fall Printable Pack is broken down into three sections; Fall Word Practice, Math, and Just for Fun. In the Fall Word Practice, you will find a list of fall related words. Those words will be used throughout the packet. Activities in this section include:
- ABC Order
- Word Search
- Noun Sort
- Plural Practice and
- Writing Prompts with journal pages
The Math section includes:
- Multiplication Color by Number
- Word Problems
- Place Value and
The Just for Fun section includes:
- Bingo and
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Today is the final day of my 30 days of Free Printables! Today’s printable will finish off the State Sets. The Midwestern states set covers the states and capitals for; Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
I hope you have enjoyed all of these free printables! Did you miss any? Check out this post that lists all 30 days,
I can’t believe the 30 days of free printables is almost over! Today I am continuing with the state sets. The Pacific Coast set covers; Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington.
Download your Pacific Coast States Set toady, and come back tomorrow for the final state set, the Midwestern States.
Your kids will have fun learning the states and capitals of the Southwest with this FREE Printable packet. Fun puzzles will help them learn the capitals for – Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Download your FREE Southwestern States Set today! Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for another free printable.
Today’s free printable is another state set! Have fun practicing the Rocky Mountain States – Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. Your kids will have fun learning with crossword puzzles, a word search, matching activities and more.
Download the Rocky Mountain State Set today and come back tomorrow for another FREE Printable.
Today’s free printable is a fun Super Hero writing set. It has six printable pages that are sure to spark creativity with young writers. Come back soon for another FREE Printable!
Today’s FREE Printable is the second set in my State Sets. This set focuses on the Southern States. There are crossword puzzles, word searches, matching activities, and more!
Don’t forget to come back for more Freebies. We are nearing the end of my 30 days of freebies!