We have been working on letter blends and spelling more in our homeschool as of late. There are a couple blends that each child struggles with. However, we wanted to work beyond the curriculum and try to have some fun with it. Instead of doing a spelling test this week we came up with this fun letter blend challenge game. This would be great for a small homeschool or it could easily be adapted to a classroom if needed.
We have been having a lot of fun learning about plants in Science this year. I was trying to think of something fun to teach the parts of the flower. That’s when I decided to do this DIY tissue paper flower with the kids. We had so much fun and laughed more than we should have. I give this parts of a flower lesson idea bonus points because they can easily name the parts of the flower because of it.
DIY Tissue Paper Flower | Parts of a Flower Lesson Idea
This has been one of the hardest years I have ever had as a parent. It has been filled with grief, loss, and hurt that should never be experienced. Even worst, my kids had a front row seat to a lot of it. When you go through hard times it can be simpler to just tell the kids it isn’t for them to worry about. However, sometimes you have to have hard discussions. There are seasons for explaining hard things to kids. We are in the middle of that season and I wanted to share some tips to help you if you are dealing with anything similar.