Fun, Free and Spooktacular!

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I can’t believe that its already the middle of October! Halloween is only 21 days away and we are working hard to fit in a ton of fun and spooktacular activities. This morning we ventured to Blue Creek Metropark in Northwest Ohio for a nature scavenger hunt where we also hunted for leaves. We really had a blast and I love getting outdoors with my little ones and making memories with them. Not only did we have fun but we learned how to identify the leaves we found on the ground and we discussed how and why the leaves change colors. We collected a number of leaves for a science experiment that I have planned for later in the week where we will use Chromatography to separate the different pigmentations in the leaves. I will share more information about this experiment later this week in case you want to try this with your little ones.

Today though I do have something fun to share with you and your family and its a great worksheet from Education.com. I absolutely love this website and we print worksheets and lessons from them all the time. A few months ago I was allowed to share a fun math worksheet and was beyond thrilled when they asked if my readers might be interested in Halloween themed worksheet.  If you haven’t had the opportunity to check out Education.com I strongly urge you to click the link below to see all that they have to offer. Whether you are a full-time homeschooler or perhaps looking for supplementary worksheets you will be amazed by the variety and quality of the content on their website. In the meantime enjoy this fun, free and spooktacular treat from Education.com.

 

Find the spooky words in this Halloween word search from Education.com! Find more fun language arts games here.

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Making Math Fun!

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Math can be a difficult subject for little ones to master and often it means tears for our children and for us moms and dads as well.  The good news is that Math doesn’t have to be a tearful journey, in fact, this is one subject where you can have a great deal of fun. Incorporate fun games like trouble, Yahtzee, card games or make up a game that gets your kids using their skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Another great way to make learning fun is to find themed math worksheets that help students practice their skills. My youngest loves “fruit math” so whenever we work on drills I print off math worksheets that have a fruit theme. Colorful worksheets that are interesting to look at can easily turn boring math into fun math.

Reinforce your child’s subtraction skills with this ocean themed three-digit subtraction worksheet. Continue the fun of mastering their math skills with other great subtraction resources at Education.com!

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I really do believe that the secret to creating lifelong learners is to make the learning process fun. You will definitely have days where you feel overwhelmed and you can tell that your children are feeling overwhelmed as well. Instead of pushing through and making a stressful situation worse step back and change up the routine. Put away the textbooks and play a game that incorporates math or print off a fun themed math worksheet. It’s okay to change up the routine and try a different approach it will benefit your children and your sanity too!

 

** A special thank you to Education.com for allowing me to share one of their themed worksheets 🙂 **