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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!

Important note:

We are sending out great “home based” freebies exclusively to folks on our email list every weekday: puzzles, brain teasers, “hands on” activities, classic audio stories, and much more. They are all meant to give you some quality educational fun time while at home.

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Family Life

Frugal Family Fun at Home

Need some fun activity ideas for your family? In this popular little ebook, our readers share dozens and dozens of tried-and-true “real life” ideas for fun, frugal activities for the family at home. Pry your kids off the screens and make some fun memories together!

Click here to download this PDF ebook:

FRUGAL FAMILY FUN at HOME

Important note:

We are sending out great “home based” freebies exclusively to folks on our email list every weekday this month: puzzles, brain teasers, “hands on” activities, classic audio stories, and much more. They are all meant to give you some quality educational fun time while at home.

You need to get on our list and join us! It doesn’t cost a thing… just SIGN UP BELOW!






Don’t Be Left Out…

Join our Homeschool Freebies Email List! You’ll get our Daily Freebie each weekday, plus an Exclusive Resource  Bundle Immediately by email!

Family Life, Homeschool Helps

A Homeschool That Handles the Hard Times

A Homeschool that Handles the Hard Times:  A Guide for Christian Homeschoolers (PDF ebook)by Tammy Cardwell

Do you want to know now that you will be able to continue homeschooling even when times get tough? If so, read A Homeschool that Handles the Hard Times: A Guide for Christian Homeschoolers and start building the right foundation today! In just forty pages (Everyone has time to read forty pages!) Tammy Cardwell shares truths she has learned through over 17 years of helping homeschoolers, as well as homeschooling two boys of her own through graduation.

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

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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.)

Arts & Crafts

Larry’s TOON Institute

If your kids are interested in animation and learing how to animate their own cartoons, here’s a great collection of beginner lessons for them from professional animator Larry Lauria.

The Toon Institute’s free animation course offers a baker’s dozen lesson on the basics of animation, including the basics of animating a bouncing ball, squashing and stretching animated objects, character and face construction, timing, how to “thumbnail” a scene, and much more. These are a lot of fun, and explain the fundamentals of animation very well.

CLICK HERE to go to the site!

Homeschool Helps, Reading

Eye Can Learn

The purpose of Eye Can Learn is to provide parents with fun eye exercises to enhance their children’s visual processing skills for better academic performance and improved attention. If you know a child who struggles, the underlying cause may be vision – even if the child has 20/20 eyesight. Children also need to be able to track a line of print, coordinate they eyes for single vision, make fast focusing shifts, and accurately interpret what they see.

The site has several games and activities to help with tracking, perception, visual discrimination, focusing and more. This is a terrific resource for any child having issues with reading and/or visual perception. Be sure to read the Getting Started page before diving into the fun and very helpful activities.

CLICK HERE to go to the website!

History

American Revolution Lesson Plans & Activities

From the Jamestown Settlement & American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, create a revolutionary experience in your homeschool using one of these colonial America-related lesson plans and activity guides. Topics include: How do we know about Colonial life? What challenges did the Continental Army face? What was everyday life like in colonial Virginia?

Also on the site are “Anna’s Adventures – Activity Sheets & Videos”, where you can test your success as a colonial farmer, learn how to play the marching drum, download a popular strategy game in colonial times, and even make pickles the old fashioned way!

CLICK HERE to go to the site!