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Free Daily Calendar Page (Ages 4-7)

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Last week ED I printed out the daily calendar page I made for her last fall. She filled one out each morning as she needs some review on some of the spellings on the days of the week and we needed to review how to read a thermometer. I printed it out on the back of her daily checklist (something new I’m doing with the kids–and I’ll talk about why were using that and how it’s going later.)  I thought I’d share the printable again on the blog for anyone else who might find it useful.

If you are interested, you can download Today’s Calendar Page for free!


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Free Math Game Printable: Giddy Up! Add ‘em Up!

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

One thing I love about homeschooling is that we have the ability to be totally spontaneous!  Our family started our new homeschool year a couple of weeks ago, but then Hubby and I decided at the last minute to take a family vacation.  So, we simply stacked the (academic) books, packed the car and set out for a week of camping — plus a whole slew of education and just plain fun activities!  We drove in on Monday night (Labor Day) and are resuming our more regular activities this week.  Today I thought I’d share the math game I made for DD a couple weeks ago (we’ll be playing it this week too since we had a week off from academics).  Once I get my feet on the ground (hopefully later today!) I’ll write about our adventures last week!

I made this math game for DD the first week we started back to school.  It’s a game to practice adding double-digit numbers in your head (though you can do it on paper too!).

How to Play:

Each player takes a turn rolling the  two dice to make a two-digit number. (For example, the dice to the left could be 61 or 16.) Each player then adds that number  to the previous turns.

The first player whose sum is over 100 AND is a multiple of ten wins!

Here is a sample game:

DD and I have played several rounds each day.

This can be adapted for younger kids. Just use one die and add one number at a time to the total… racing to reach 50.

If you’re interested, you can print out the game board I made for her. It is free to download, just click on the link below.

Giddy Up! Add ‘em Up! Math Game

Hope you and the kids have fun with this!

See you next time here or over at our Homeschool Den Facebook Page! ~Liesl

Surprising Tip on Learning Math
Surprising Tip on Learning Math
Surprising Tip on Learning Math

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Math Worksheets, Game Boards, Lapbook and more (All Free!)

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

This is the second part in my talk about math curriculums. Not only did I list some of the better known homeschool math curriculums, but I shared 15+ ideas for making math engaging and fun!

Today I wanted to share some of the materials I’ve made for the kids. I’ve found that the kids really enjoy when I make sheets specifically for them. They’ll always ask me, “Did you draw this?  Did you make this for me?”  After I’ve done all that work, I’m happy to share them with the wider world. If you click the links below that will take you to the post where and the link to google docs to download them free. I thought I’d pull out some of the more popular math worksheets I’ve made.

This list is not complete… you can always scan through the Math Category or Freebies Category to see what else is available.

Pete the Cat:



A “Bump” Game with Pets.

I made up cards such as 7+7 or 8+5. Each player took turns taking a card and covering the answer with a token. If another player had a token on that pet,  she could “bump” him off.  Once a player has 2 tokens on a pet, it’s hers to keep.

13s, 14s, 15s Board Games

For practicing addition such as 6+8, 5+9, etc.

(Directions to this game at the post)

Kitty Math Pages

Kitty Clocks

Kitty Game for Doubling (5+5 thru 10+10)

Multiplication Cat Races

Winter Themed Math Pages

Valentine’s Day MathVarious Valentine’s Day math sheets I made for addition, multiplication, doubling (8+8) , division, etc.

Easter Math Sheets

Christmas Math Number Cards and Math Games

Thanksgiving Math 

More Thanksgiving Math Games and Math Packs

 Skip Counting Mazes:

I’ve also made all sorts of skip counting mazes like these:

Sometimes the materials I make aren’t themed… like the ones below:

Equivalent Fractions Pack I made for LD last year:

Geometry Review Pack

Free Math Lapbook (ages 4-6)

That’s about it for today. I hope you found something useful… and stay tuned for some new math sheets in the months to come!

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Free Fall 2014 Calendar Printable

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Behind the scenes, I have been starting to plan out our fall semester.  One thing I wanted right away was a calendar packet. I made one last spring and found it really useful.  I printed out two copies. One is for our school schedule. I will pencil in our units and trips to see what the semester will look like.  The calendar includes various holidays since we’ll be reviewing some of the world religions.  I also printed out a set to help plan out blog posts… jotting down ideas in advance to help keep things organized and to see what’s coming up. Anyway, I thought I’d share these for anyone else who might be able to use them. They are free to download. :)

Free Fall 2014 Calendar Printable


If you found these useful, I’d love to hear from you over at our Homeschool Den Facebook page.

And speaking of planning, I have a new series starting on Wednesday called “Starting to Homeschool.” It includes how we got started on our homeschool journey as well as pointers for getting new (and experienced!) homeschoolers started, curriculum options, planning new units, back to (home)school shopping list and more.

How to Start Homeschooling


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Free Subscription to Discovery Education Streaming Plus

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

A number of years ago, we had a subscription to Discovery Education Streaming Plus.  We loved it. Not only does it include videos and video clips on practically any science or history topic you can imagine, it also offers shows such as

  • The Magic School Bus
  • Animated Hero Classics
  • Liberty’s Kids
  • Tutenstein
  • Grossology
  • Horrible Histories
  • Time Warp Trio
  • Reading Rainbow
  • Greatest Discoveries with Bill Nye
  • Journals through Histories
  • Myth Busters
  • Frozen Planet
  • Planet Earth

This summer the Homeschool Buyer’s Co-op is offering a free trial to Discovery Education Streaming Plus!  It is definitely worth checking this amazing resource out to see if it would work for your family.  The offer/subscription ends August 31, 2014. See more details here: Discovery Education Streaming Plus at Homeschool Buyer’s Co-op.

I should add that this is only available to people who reside in the USA.

And, while you’re over at the Homeschool Buyer’s Co-op, don’t forget to make your free Homeschool ID.


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