Free Printable Hidden Picture Puzzles from Highlights Magazine

Remember Highlights magazine? I loved Highlights hidden picture puzzles with little image hidden inside a larger one. They're similar to Scholastic I Spy books. Here are free printable hidden picture puzzles. Great for teaching perceptual and visual skills.

Highlights Kids (click here) has gobs of free printable hidden picture puzzles from past issues of Highlights magazines. Print in black and white. After children find all the hidden pictures,  they can color the picture.

 All Kids Network (click here) has four free printable hidden pictures coloring pages.

  Family Fun (click here) now called Spoonful, has free printable puzzles, connect the dots, mazes, find the difference and hidden pictures. There are party themed free printable puzzles: cowboys, animals, Hawaiian, Luau, Mexican fiesta, at the beach and more. Family Fun also free printable seasonal and holiday puzzles, mazes, connect the dot and hidden picture activities.

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Free Printable Fourth of July Crafts and Games for Homeschool Families

4th of July is right around the corner. You can turn any holiday into a party, indoor or outdoor, with a few simple activities. As a homeschooling family, we focused on the historical, cultural, educational and religious significance of holidays. We always included music, food and crafts particular to the event. These activities help families explore the significance of holidays. Here are Free Printable Fourth of July Crafts and Games to help!

Free Printable City of Ember Book Series Worksheets

The City of Ember book series, by Jeanne DuPrau, (2003) is a science-fiction fantasy series loved by students and educators alike. Many elementary, intermediate and middle schools incorporate City of Ember books in curriculum. Homeschoolers, I recommend you add this series to your required reading. The City of Ember movie came out a few years ago and now students can read the stories and follow up with the film version for comparison. There are four books in the series, The Diamond of Darkhold, The People of Sparks, The Prophet of Yonwood along with the original. Here are Free Printable City of Ember Book Series Activities

Weekly Childcare Calendar Organizer for Summer Vacation

So kids are home from school for summer vacation. Pretty exciting for them, but for work-at-home parents, not so much. Now you'll have three months of childcare to juggle, too. Here's a weekly childcare calendar organizer to manage family, activities and work. Start by setting up a four-pronged weekday plan to get the work done and enjoy the summer. Make a weekday checklist chart.   Weekly Childcare Calendar Organizer for Summer Vacation

Father's Day Gift Coupons: English Language Arts, Writing, Spelling Lesson Plan and Craft

Gift coupons make perfect gifts for children to give parents. Here's a language arts lesson plan for homeschool or classroom use. Design and fill out love coupons for Mother's Day, Father's Day or Grandparents Day craft projects. Use for English Language Arts (ELA) lesson plans to teach composition, writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation lesson plan. Designing coupons could be a math lesson and decorating them, an art project.  Father's Day Gift Coupons: Lesson Plans and Activities 

How Parents Effectively Homeschool Kids, Learning Theory In the Home

I'm a teacher and former homeschool parent. I've explored learning theory inside out and found home an ideal teaching environment. It's best-suited to real-life learning experiences. And parents are a child's primary educators. You don't have call yourself a "homeschooler." Parenting IS educating--every day, all the time. Here are effective ways to teach children in regular family activities. How Parents Effectively Teach Kids at Home, Learning Theory Into Practice 

Free Printable American, US Patriotic Crafts for Memorial Day

I love making crafts and I love things patriotic, especially vintage American. I'm sentimental that way. Memorial Day is the perfect opportunities for families and homeschoolers to make patriotic crafts. Here are free printable American themed crafts. These free printable activities might be used as lesson plans. A hands-on activity livens up any lesson in school. Use these crafts and activities for American history, Government, Civics, Social Studies, Geography and other similar classes. I've included lessons for many different age groups.  Free Printable Patriotic Projects and Activities

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