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Finish the Drawing Starter Pack

Our daughter Jess has published three volumes of her very popular “Finish the Drawing” book series on Amazon. Today we’re featuring this delightful sampler of reproducible pages she has put together from those volumes to get your kids’ creativity flowing and have loads of fun in the process.

Just print out the pages you want to draw on, grab a pencil, pen, crayons or markers and go to it.  What could be simpler? No more “I don’t know what to draw” blues!

Whether you use these for art lessons, or just for fun, these are a great way to  stimulate the imagination and get your kids off the screens for a few hours. Check it out and see how fun these creative drawing prompts can be.

(Jess would love to see your finished creations and share them on social media. You can Instagram tag her: @rollingdonutpress and use the hashtag #FinishTheDrawingBook – or email her at: RollingDonutPress@gmail.com )

Here’s the link to download this PDF ebook:

FINISH THE DRAWING STARTER PACK

(If you are on a PC, right-click the link and “save link” to your computer. If using a Mac, press the “control” key and click the link, then save to your Mac!)

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Kids in the Kitchen

A while back, we asked our readers to share with us their very best advice for getting the kids interested and involved in cooking in the kitchen
– without creating a disaster in the process.

This little ebook is a compilation of the best responses we received: It’s full of practical, “real life” suggestions, tips and stories that will help you teach your children food prep skills, prevent potential disasters, and instill great fun and enjoyment into their “kitchen work”. Whatever age YOUR young ones are, you will definitely glean some great ideas and insights from this collection.

To download this PDF ebook, CLICK HERE!

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Music Theory Worksheets

Kristin at MyFunPianoStudio.com has put together a collection of 50 music theory worksheets and printables that are especially designed for home learning. Here’s what she told us about them: “I am a piano teacher and I’ve created a large collection of free printable music worksheets and activity ideas. I have spent a great deal of time on these materials and would love for them to be found and used. All are free for parents and teachers.”

These are very well-thought out learning activity worksheets that cover topics such as: identifying and reading notes, rhythm,  major scales, circles of fifths, bass clef & treble clef, and much more. It’s a great resource for young students being introduced to music.

Click here to go to her site!

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Nature Study Made Easy

NATURE STUDY MADE EASY (PDF ebook)

A lovely, vintage literature-based collection of plant and nature study lessons and activities prepared for 10-12 yr olds, but easily adaptable for younger or older students. Includes Lessons on: how plants grow, seeds, roots, herbs, trees, moss, flowering plants, ferns, mushrooms and more… with lovely poems and readings interspersed throughout. Very much a Charlotte Mason style text!

To download this PDF ebook, RIGHT CLICK HERE then “save link” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key then click the link and save to your mac.

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Stories of Great Musicians

Today we have this well done book by Olive Brown Horne and Kathrine Lois Scobey, featuring biographies of Bach, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann, Schubert & Wagner.  Written for grades 4-5, this would also make a good read-aloud and an excellent introduction to these musicians’ lives and work. Lots of illustrations too!

To read this book online in HTML format, click here.

To download this book in Kindle format, RIGHT CLICK HERE then “save” to your computer.

To download this book in EPUB format, RIGHT CLICK HERE then “save” to your computer.

(No PDF version currently available.)

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Nature Study Made Easy

This classic textbook is a lovely, literature-based collection of plant and nature study lessons and activities prepared for 10-12 yr olds, but easily adaptable for younger or older students. It includes Lessons on: how plants grow, seeds, roots, herbs, trees, moss, flowering plants, ferns, mushrooms and more… with lovely poems and readings interspersed throughout.

This is a scanned PDF of the original vintage book, so it is best viewed on a computer.

To download this PDF ebook, RIGHT CLICK HERE then “save link” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key, then click the link and save to your Mac.

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Shoot Like a Pro

Created by a 25+ year professional photographer, photo journalist and college photography instructor, this excellent ebook clearly explains five “core” photography tips/principles to taking outstanding photographs:

Identifying Light and Using It Correctly
Photo Composition Techniques
How to Capture Moments
Photographing People
Using “Point of View” to Capture Unique Images

The ebook includes 40 beautiful images and examples that clearly illustrate the principles taught. Whether you’re using a camera or phone, this is a perfect mini-course that will help both you and your kids take much better photos. Think “Photography 101!”

To download this PDF ebook, RIGHT CLICK HERE then “save link” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key then click the link and save to your mac.

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5 Minute Lesson Plans

EducationWorld has a great section of their website called “5 Minute Lesson Plans” – and that’s exactly what they are. Dozens and dozens of short, creative lessons in math, english, spelling, critical thinking, puzzles, measurement skills, and much more. Many of these include hands-on activities. This is a great page to bookmark and refer back to whenever you want to do some short activities to introduce new concepts, or review and reinforce your current studies.

Click here to go to the site!