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Halloween at Home Ideas

Halloween at Home Ideas

This year, for our sanity and our children’s, we won’t be trick or treating. Instead, we will be having a halloween bash for the cousins. I wanted to share some ideas with you all. Halloween Bag Decorating I went to Walmart and found these fabric 

Creating a Learning Space for Homeschool or as a Homework Station

Creating a Learning Space for Homeschool or as a Homework Station

Our home may not be massive, but that didn’t stop me from making a space for Izzy downstairs. Our downstairs area has a kitchen and living room space. I wanted Izzy to have a play space & work space for school on the main floor, 

Fall Themed Learning Lessons & Activities

Fall Themed Learning Lessons & Activities

In this post I wanted to combine some older and newer lessons that allow you to work on multiple subject areas with your kids. We like to make learning fun! It really keeps your child so much more engaged when they are being active and having fun!

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Apple Investigation Activity

This activity takes you and your child step by step through investigating an apple. It allows for as much or as little support as you want to give & I’m sharing how to do this activity with multiple ages.

Educational Subject Areas Met In This Activity : Science, Art, Literacy (Reading & Writing) & Math

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Apple Painting

Art time is typically always a bit more than just art. In this activity your child is leaning about the inside of an apple, discussing shapes, missing colors, learning new vocabulary, counting and more.

Educational Subject Areas Met In This Activity : Science, Art, Literacy (Reading & Writing) & Math

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Pumpkin Pie Fractions

Have fun with hands on play. This activity is great for all ages. You are introducing fractions to young children & discussing more and less. For older children, this gives them a visual as they work on problems. Plus it just makes learning so much more fun!

Educational Subject Areas Met In This Activity : Math, Fine Motor & Problem Solving

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Fall Scavenger Hunts

We are scavenger hunt obsessed. When in doubt, print out a scavenger hunt, laminate it and use it over and over again! This is a great way to get outside, explore and learn while also getting little bodies active and tiered for bedtime.

Educational Subject Areas Met In This Activity : Science, Literacy (Reading & Writing) & Math

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Pumpkin Exploration Activities

These lessons involve opening up a pumpkin and investigating what’s inside. I also added a printable worksheet to go along with the investigation, so they can take data like a scientist.

Educational Subject Areas Met In This Activity : Science, Literacy (Reading & Writing), Art & Math

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Solar Print Art Activity

In this activity your child will explore the world around them. They will create art with the help of the sun.

Educational Subject Areas Met In This Activity : Science, Art, Math, Science & Literacy

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Fall Themed Science Printables

We have been enjoying these printables from a small shop on Etsy.

Fall Themed Math Printables

We have been enjoying these printables from a small shop on Etsy.

Fall Themed Literacy Printables

We have been enjoying these printables from a small shop on Etsy.

XO Eryka

Fall Solar Print Art Activity

Fall Solar Print Art Activity

Izzy and I had such a blast this summer making solar art. So naturally I brought it back for the fall. For this activity you will need to purchase solar print paper & I linked some below for you. I also linked some fun craft 

Apple Investigation Activities

Apple Investigation Activities

With apple season upon us, I figured this would be the perfect time to create a printable Apple Investigation PDF for you all to use. No matter the age of your child this is a great guide. With these activities your child will be working 

The Softest Buffalo Plaid Mommy & Me Tops

The Softest Buffalo Plaid Mommy & Me Tops

What I love most about these tops is not the fact that they are such a great price, but that they are so freaking soft! They also wash and dry with all the other laundry & havent shrunk or become misshapen. I have found many plaid tops to be stiff & uncomfortable. These are not, we both find them easy to move around in. They are the perfect transition into cooler weather tops! I think we will be wearing them all fall & winter as well!

As for the hats, we have been loving this shop for years. She has soooo many color options and customizing options. Click below to check out some I linked for you.

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Happy shopping & twinning!

XO Eryka

Scavenger Hunts

Scavenger Hunts

We love scavenger hunts. They are great for all ages & you can incorporate so much learning while exploring! We enjoy printing out our scavenger hunts & laminating them so we can use them over and over. I’ve linked some lamination paper we enjoy using 

Insect & Arachnid Outside Scavenger Hunt

Insect & Arachnid Outside Scavenger Hunt

We love scavenger hunts. They are great for all ages & you can incorporate so much learning while exploring! I specifically made this scavenger hunt to go along with our Insect & Arachnid themed learning activities. We enjoy printing out our scavenger hunts & laminating 

Butterfly Anatomy Activities

Butterfly Anatomy Activities

Activity 1

Print out and discuss the anatomy of a butterfly with your child. Allow them to color the parts as you name them. For younger children, have them practice writing the letters for the word butterfly. Say each letter and say the letter sound(s) each letter makes. For older children use this opportunity to have them practice spelling BUTTERFLY. Cover the word at the top of the paper and ask them to fill in each blank spot with a letter to make the word Butterfly.

Once you have finished working on the butterfly, you can read the facts listed about the butterfly. If your child can’t read, you or an older child can read to them. For older children, have them write in a journal their favorite facts about the butterfly.

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Butterfly-Anatomy-busylittleizzy-Lesson

Activity 2

Go outside and explore nature. Collect sticks, stones, acorns and more. Discuss the anatomy of a butterfly and create one with your nature finds. You can also then create the butterfly life cycle to go along with your butterfly. Refer to the butterfly anatomy PDF from activity 1, if needed. Click here to learn more about this activity. For older children, have them write in their journal what they used to create their butterfly outside. For children still working on letters and words, have them write words and or draw pictures to share what they used to create their butterfly.

Activity 3

Use modeling clay or play dough to create a butterfly. Click here for our favorite homemade play dough recipe. Discuss the body parts of a butterfly. Refer to the butterfly anatomy PDF from activity 1 if needed. We found it easiest to start with the 3 main body parts, the head, thorax and abdomen. After that let the child chose what body part to add next.

Activity 4

Use drawing materials to create a butterfly in a journal. For younger children they can work on writing their letters as you support them in the spelling of the word butterfly. For older children, have them write down each word as shown in the PDF from activity 1. Give them the choice to draw a line to each part, color each part the same color as the word for each body part or even allow them to number each part and put that number next to each anatomy word they write. Refer to the butterfly anatomy PDF from activity 1 if needed.

Activity 5

Butterflies have bilateral symmetry. Teach your child about symmetry with this fun activity. Help, model or encourage your child to paint a butterfly body (head, thorax & abdomen). Now ask them to paint a forewing and a hindwing on only 1 side. Now fold the paper in half and open up to reveal a symmetrical butterfly. Discuss symmetry and what that word means.

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Happy Learning!

XO Eryka

Creepy Crawly Insects & Arachnids ~ Homeschool Lessons

Creepy Crawly Insects & Arachnids ~ Homeschool Lessons

Insects & Arachnids OH MY! I bet you didn’t know this but bugs are a type of insect. Another fun fact, spiders are not insects, they are arachnids, which do not fall under the insect category. On the blog you will find I’m sharing a