UPDATE: Our new location is now homeschoolden.com. Our blog was here for a number of years. Then we blogged under the Parents.com umbrella for several years. Finally, in 2015 we moved to our final location homeschoolden.com. We promise, we won't move again!!! ~Liesl
If you have elementary and middle school aged kids and are interested in hands-on activities, I suggest you check out these two pages:
Science Units - Here you'll find links to dozens of posts from the units we've covered: Earth Science, Simple Machines, Rocks and Minerals, our Cell Unit, the Digestive System, Skeletal System, Chemistry (and lots of science experiments), Biomes & Animal Habitats, our Ocean Unit, Weather and Water, our Plants Unit, Astronomy, and Dinosaurs.
History Units -- Again, you'll find links to dozens of our hands-on activities and many of our free printables. We've covered world geography, Ancient India, Ancient China, Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt, World Religions, Native Americans, the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation and tons more!!
If you have preschoolers, you may be interested in these posts:
- Preschool at Home: Activities you can do with your 2-4 Year Olds, Fine Motor Skills
- Preschool at Home: Learning Letters
- Preschool at Home: Alphabet Activities
- Preschool at Home: Handwriting
- Preschool at Home: Science for 2-4 Year Olds
- Preschool Montessori: Vertebrate and Invertebrate Study and Free Cards
- Preschool at Home: A Few Math Ideas for the 2 1/2-3 year old crowd
- Preschool Math Activities (K4) Montessori Math and More
- Preschool at Home: Lapbooks
- You might also be interested in the post: Homeschool Preschool Year in Review which was a recap of many of our preschool activities this past year.
- Preschool Geography: Activities for learning about where we live in the world, Montessori world map work and more
- Preschool Geography: Maps and More
- The Seven Continents and World Landmarks
- Various Free Montessori 3-Part Cards
- Animal Packet (Animal Classification, vertebrates vs. invertebrates, spiders vs. insects, domesticated vs. wild animals, etc).
- If your child knows their letter sounds, they may be ready to learn to read. Visit this post, Teach Your Child to Read, for fun ideas that help your child learn to read!
Wondering what to cover throughout elementary and middle school? You might want to check out our Homeschool Science Checklist for the Elementary and Middle School Years:
- Homeschool Science Units - Video Post
- Hands-On Homeschooling
- DD shares what she learned when we studied the Organelles of the Cell
- Becoming Deaf in One Year (A video post about my horrible year… six ear operations, crazy symptoms… and having to have everything removed from my left ear… ear drum, bones, balance system, everything! Ack!)
- How we Made our Earthquake Shake Table
- Ringing Rocks State Park (in Pennsylvania)
- Skip Counting by 6s – Clapping Game and Song
- The Kids Sing the 7 Continents Song - We did this to show how we used our Montessori World Pin Map.
See you again soon at homeschoolden.com or Homeschool Den Facebook page. Don’t forget to Subscribe to our Homeschool Den Newsletter! ~Liesl