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A List Of My Top Ten Free Resources And Blogs

I wanted to put a list of my top 10 blog sites with free resources and other helpful tips and ideas for back to school please take a look 
http://juliaandzennan.blogspot.com/2013/08/free-learning-websites-for-kids.html A blog with free resources and links

http://moneysavingmom.com/tag/free-homeschool-curriculum-resources This blog has free resources and curriculum
http://www.freakyfreddies.com/kids.html free kids stuff
http://www.homeschoolhelperonline.com/index.shtml free worksheets unit studies and lap books 
http://confessionsofahomeschooler.com/ free resources 
http://www.homeschoolcreations.net/ free printable and tips along with encouragement for home school families 
http://livingmontessorinow.com/ free resources and activities 
http://www.frugalhomeschoolfamily.com/2014/08/08/free- airplane-antonym-worksheet/  free resources 
http://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/08/03/teaching-resources-for-special-days-in-august/ free resources 

http://kidsbibledebjackson.blogspot.com/  free resou…

Learn How To Make Glove Animals

Glove Animals
Dog and bunny stuffed gloves this pic came from Martha Stewart  
You can find step by step instructions on this craft on this link provided http://www.marthastewart.com/267502/glove-animals

Last Saturday my kids learn how to make a glove bunny from their art class. Their bunny may  not look like  the instructors but the point is they had fun making them. here is the bunny's my kids made

my son  robin named his bunny roger he finished his at home   my daughter jaz  named hers bella

 and this one is by my  daughter patricia she named her bunny bells 

As you can see they had fun decorating their bunny's in their own style this is a fun project  and can be time consuming but worth it in the end. Your kids will love it and not to mention have a new stuffed friend here is a how to video I found on Martha Stewart crafts  http://www.marthastewart.com/article/glove-animals#ooid=I2bG9lMjqWPv5phOfwJuoDRIhY4BVlgJ click on the link and it will take you to the video 



Fun And Easy Learn How To Make A Catapult

Build a Catapult 
This is by far one of my favorite science projects that my kids have made. It is quite simple to build kids 4 and up can make this catapult and they will love how far and fast this catapult will go trust me even you will be having some fun.This will definitely show how forces and motion work you can also use this for a history project .
Here is what you will need  1 spoon

1 rubber band 1 binder clip 2 clothespins  craft sticks  hot glue ruler / or paint paddles

   Here is the step by step instructions  from CSWN Projects and Activities all credit to them you can print the pdf http://cswnetwork.org/community/projects/pdf/194.pdf



                        Here is the finish catapult my kids made
Front  Back

Make A CD Green House

One of the Biology:Planets Projects the kids work on this week was to learn how seeds germinate and grow in a CD case this is a fun and easy science project for kids 4 TO 11 .As you know all living things need  food water and a place of their own to grow. This lesson will help teach them about how planets grow in their habitat and how germination takes place this will also teach them  about the Plant anatomy.

What you will need  1 CD case 1-2 paper towels seeds water container  Images below are from mega crafty and http://www.ecoliteracy.org/downloads/make-mini-greenhouse-cd-case
What you will do first  you need your empty CD case make sure to take out the black part where the CD go's you just need the plastic case it will look like this 
Next you will open the case a place a paper towel inside and place 4 to 5 beans on the paper towel and close the case 
Next put CD case in container of water it will look  some thing like this in the picture  and the next step will be to put the green hou…

Fruit And Veggies Used As Art Very Fun Kids Will Love

For this summer, you can kick up notch and have some fun creating art with your raw fruits and vegetables your kids will have a great time. Tell them to make a collage on their plate create a face with the fruits and veggies of your choice. Just have fun creating with your fruits and veggies, this will be a great way to get the kids to eat there fruits are veggies while playing with them. Here is some great examples I have found enjoy and have fun creating and remember to take pics to show everybody the great time you had creating your art and sculptors. 
You can find this cool guy on this blog, http://girlydesignblog.com/2014/05/08/cute-art-made-from-fruit/she has great ideas that are made of  fruit sculptors the kids will love to try design


This is cute and looks simple found on this  blog http://bogdanasblog.blogspot.com/2012/08/cu-chef-de-viata.html
Here is a fun and easy veggie project the kids will have fun making I found this one on this link http://thedecoratedcookie.com/2012/06/…

4th Of July

Wishing you all a happy and safe 4th of July remember to pack some sunscreen if you are going to the beach are lake.Enjoy the summer afternoon and night with a BBQ and family enjoy the fire work show. 

Using Yeast To Blow Up A Balloon

Use yeast to inflate a balloon 

Here is a fun and easy experiment to do with the kids.
Materials  six packages of active dry yeast 2 cups (480 ml) of very cold water 2 cups(473 ml)of very hot water,but not boiling  2 cups (480 ml) of warm water 6 table spoons (90 ml) of sugar  six small plastic soda bottles six latex balloons  tape marker tape measure
Step 1 : Assemble the bottles Empty and rinse the soda bottles.Add one packet of yeast to each bottle add 1 cup of cold (240 ml) water to each of two bottles.Add 1 cup of hot  water (240 ml)  to each of the next two  bottles.Add 1 cup (240 ml) of warm water to each of the final two bottles. Label the bottles cold,hot ,or warm. Add 1 tablespoon of sugar to one of each of the cold,hot and warm bottles and label the bottles with sugar Do NOT  add sugar to the other bottles. Swirl each soda bottle around to mix the ingredients.Attach a balloon over the mouth of each bottle.You can add some tape around the mouths of the bottles to secure the balloons in pl…

The History Of 4th Of July And Activates

Origin and History On 4 July 1776, 13 colonies announced their separation from Great Britain by adopting the Declaration of Independence. The Second Continental Congress (comprising the group of 13 colonies) declared the American colonies free and independent, with John Hancock, the president of the Second Continental Congress, putting his stylish signature on the Declaration. The Declaration of Independence, which asserts "all Men are created equal," was drafted by a committee comprising Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman, and Robert R Livingston. John Adams, in a letter to Abigail Adams, described people in Philadelphia spontaneously celebrating the first anniversary of American independence. However, the country got its actual independence only on 3 September, 1783 when Great Britain formally abandoned all claims to the United States and signed the Treaty of Paris. Independence Day celebrations became common only after the War of 1812. On June 28, 187…

Teaching Kids How To Build A Bottel Rocket

Here is a fun and easy project for kids to learn about rockets and how they work. You can teach kids five and up how to build this project they will enjoy watching as the  rocket launch and so will you .



This experiment will show you how build up in pressure can launch a rocket.As we pump air through the water the pressure inside the bottle builds up until the force of the air pushing on the water is enough to push the cork out of the end of the bottle. The water rushes out of the bottle in one direction whilst the bottle pushes back in the other. This results in the bottle shooting upwards.
Here is what you will need
an empty plastic bottlecardboard made into a cone and  4 finsa corka pump with a needle adapterwaterInstructions Push the needle adapter of the pump through the cork, it needs to go all the way through so you might have to trim the cork a little bit.Decorate the bottle with the cone and fins.Fill the bottle one quarter full of water and push the cork in tightly.Take the bott…

Teach The Kids How The Heart Pumps

Here is a  hands on way to show your kids how the heart pumps.

Make A Heart Pump Project  Find the amazing muscles that make your heart pump blood every day. Make a pumping jar using a jar a balloon and two straws to get how your heart works .
What You Need  Beaker or a Glass Jar  Large Balloon 2 flexible drinking straws  Wooden Skewer Scissors water tape large pan are sink
What You  Do 
Fill the jar half full of water.Cut the neck of the balloon off at the part where it starts to widen into a balloon. Set the neck part aside.Stretch the balloon over the opening of the jar, pulling it down as tightly as you can. The flatter you can get the surface of the balloon, the better.Carefully use the tip of a skewer to poke two holes in the surface of the balloon. Make them about an inch apart from each other and near opposite edges of the jar.Stick the long part of a straw into each hole. The straws should fit securely in the holes so no air can get through around the straws.Slide the uncut end of the bal…

Planets That Created History

Planets That Took The World By St
When you see planets do you think of the history they have are have you never gave it a thought. I love reading about planets and teaching the kids about the history behind it here is a few planets that stormed the world
Papyrus  Pepper  Tea Sugarcane  Cotton  Cacao Cinchona Rubber Potato Corn
Papyrus  Was born in Egypt Nile Delta river now grows in shallow lakes throughout Africa, Madagascar and Mediterranean countries you will know longer find it Egypt .The planet does not like winter it will not be able to grow in the cold. It loves full sun with enough moisture to keep it roots wet all summer. Papyrus is 6,000 years old, as old as the first cities in Egypt the oldest known Papyrus paper is an account sheet from sometime around 2600 BCE. Belonging to the sedge family grassy planets. It grows in marshy areas, and has clumps of triangular green stems-, which can stand tall as a giraffe-top by thin feathery stalks. Now people use this planet more as a decorative p…

Teach The Kids How To Make Slime

Here is a easy and fun project your kids will love learn how to make slime . Slime is real easy to make and not to mention fun the little ones have a great time making this so here is what you need to get started 
Water  White Glue Like Elmer's  Borax  Food Coloring 
Instruction  1 teaspoon of Borax  mixed with one cup of water mixed until dissolved in a separate container mix 1 half cup of glue 1 half cup of water add your food coloring mix  it up then you add the  solutions together  then you will have slime store in a plastic bag 
 Here is a step by step video on how to make slime  Here is a way to make edible chocolate slime  Ingredients  14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk2 tablespoons chocolate syrup1-1/2 tablespoons cornstarch                                              Make the Chocolate SlimeIn a saucepan over low heat, stir together the milk, chocolate syrup and cornstarch. Stir and heat until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat. Allow the chocolate slime to cool. Enjoy! When …

Teaching Kids about Carbon Cycle with a Bottle Ecosystem

This summer you should teach your kids about the The Carbon Cycle with a Bottle Ecosystem
A bottle ecosystem is a fantastic way to teach your kids how the population of planets interact these are great for class projects or science fairs here is one of the simple aquatic  ecosystems       you will have fun making.
What you will Need  You will need a 2 or 3  litter bottle you will need planets   your choice of fish,snails,tadpoles rocks  you can easily go to your local aquarium  store if you like and purchase this all or if you are close to a river or a pond that would be a great place to get all of your materials.
Water  I recommend you bring a bucket to the pond or river to get the water that way you get all the microorganisms presented in your ecosystem.  And if you are going in to the Aquarium store tell them you are doing a bottle ecosystem and they will be able to help you with water and all the other things you will need . If you have none of these options you can use Tap Water let sit 24…