homeschooling

All About Me Wordle for Kids

by Amy on September 10, 2012

Have you ever played with Wordle? It is a fun way to create an interesting graphic or word cloud using text of your choice. I didn’t have much experience with Wordle until recently, and now my girls and I are hooked! We love to start the school year with self-portraits, interviews, and fresh photographs. For […]

One of the many subjects my kids do for homeschool is Handwriting, a class that my husband clearly slept through in his elementary years.  I have to tease him about it all the time.  But, then when we’re put in situations where we’re signing documents/checks/whatever, and it takes him 1 second to scribble his “name” […]

Five Senses Poetry for Kids

by Amy on September 19, 2011

I’m thrilled to have Amy of Let’s Explore here as one of Make and Takes newest regular contributors. Amy will be here once a month sharing fabulous ideas for kids. Take it away, Amy… Since my girls were preschoolers, we have been writing poems together. I love seeing little snippets of their imaginations and thoughts […]

I’m thrilled to be part of the BabyCenter team over at Momformation. They have such a great community and give fabulous information. I loved and used their pregnancy calendar for each of my babies! I’ll be sharing some fun crafty DIY goodness each Monday on their Life and Home channel. And when I’ve got something […]

My little girl is now interested in writing and drawing lines, so I figured she’s ready to start forming those lines into letters. We now take time everyday to practice writing letters of the alphabet from A-Z! As she’s just starting out, we go slow and easy. We play this little game that she loves. […]

I have always liked the look of chunky paint applied to canvas in swirls (a la Vincent Van Gogh), but most kiddie paints aren’t capable of making that kind of texture. Enter a secret household ingredient that you mix into your paint that takes it from runny to chunky in ten seconds! What is this […]

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