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It’s fun to look back at what was popular and what you found helpful from last year, so today I’m sharing some of our most popular articles from 2017! Some are hands-on activities, others are related to learning styles or particular subjects, some have to do with special homeschool situations (such as homeschooling an only child or a child with ADHD), a few are related to holidays, and there are some “just for fun” articles too!
We always love to know which articles you enjoy and find helpful! We hope you’ll take a look at any of the articles below that you might be able to use and enjoy, and of course we hope you’ll leave us a comment letting us know what topics you’d like to see us write about this year.
YOU are the reason we do what we do, and we’re thankful for each of you! Thanks too for a wonderful 2017!
This article includes a printable recipe for making your own “unpoppable” bubbles. These are fun to make no matter what the time of year!
This science experiment not only teaches your children science principles, but it also teaches a valuable life lesson!
As you dream of spring, it’s a great time for you and your children to start planning your garden! This article shares some practical advice about herbs you can grow to help repel garden pests naturally.
Ages & Stages:
Counting Bears are a fun way to get your children interested in math at an early age! Math doesn’t have to be scary and boring!
If you’re looking for a simple way to teach your young children number identification, try this!
History is a subject that can easily be tweaked to fit different learning styles! Take a look at this huge list of history curriculum options for high school to help you choose the one that’s right for your child.
Electives for high school are sometimes overlooked, but they can be important for the high school transcript–especially for students who are college bound! This list of possible electives will help you identify which electives your high schooler may want to pursue.
Working Homeschool Moms:
More and more working moms are homeschooling now! Working moms have to be more intentional about scheduling, but they can definitely make it work. Here are some great tips for scheduling for moms who work and homeschool too.
We had a great time at our Space Camp HEART Trip in October of 2017! This popular post shared the details about the trip with our audience. We plan to go back to Space Camp in October of 2018, so keep watching for
Free Printables by Topic:
Have a budding artist in your family? Looking for some great freebies? Here are some activities, lessons, and printables all related to art.
Geography is a subject that more homeschoolers are including in their curriculum. Here are some printables to go along with your geography curriculum. (NOTE: Take a look below at the “Learning Styles and Subjects” category where you’ll find another article called “The Joy of Geography.”)
The Reformation brought about the establishment of the Protestant Church and was important in the preservation of the Gospel. Here we’re sharing some activities you might want to add to your Reformation Day studies!
Book reports are something most of us do with our children, but they can get boring! These printables and resources will help remedy that problem. Have fun!
What’s more fun than Minecraft and architecture?! Take a look at these fun printables related to both.
Special Homeschool Situations:
More and more families are homeschooling children with ADHD. This article will encourage you if you are homeschooling or considering homeschooling a child with ADHD.
Many of us (and our children!) have trouble concentrating sometimes. There are natural ways to help boost concentration!
Homeschooling an only child is a unique situation. If you have an only child, this article is for you!
Year Round Homeschooling:
Are you thinking of homeschooling year round? This article and these printable calendars will help you decide if year round homeschooling might be right for you, and it will help you plan your year too!
Learning Styles and Subjects:
Most young children fall into this category! They love to move and be active while learning. Older children and adults can fall into this category too. Check out this list of curriculum (shared by subject) for kinesthetic learners.
Geography can be fun! Take a look at this article to find out how to make your geography studies more enjoyable.
Who doesn’t love the Magic Tree House books?! This article shares information about lesson plans/unit studies for this series.
Recipes for Busy Moms:
Most moms are busy, and it can be hard to plan meals and keep everyone fed! This make ahead mac & cheese recipe is great to put in the freezer to pull out on a busy day.
This printable Easter story trivia game has been a huge hit! If you’re looking for a fun and easy Easter-related game to play with your family, Sunday school class, or friends, this is it.
December is a busy time of year for most of us. Some families choose to do school in December, but others like to take the month off. Here you’ll find 3 reasons not to do school in December.
More Popular Articles:
This is a long-time favorite article! There are a few “do’s” and “don’ts” that it’s good to keep in mind as you homeschool.
This is a great article to share with friends and family!
This was a fun Instagram challenge that we started for 2017!
We shared a Dear Younger Me series of posts over the past year or so. Whether you’re a new homeschooler or if you’ve been homeschooling for years, you’ll enjoy (and hopefully be inspired by!) this article and others in the series.
Sometimes a just-for-fun article catches on and becomes popular. This one was a hit!