Homeschooling Blog

What State Gives You the Most Bang for Your Buck

When you’re on a tight homeschool budget, you’re always looking for ways to stretch your money the farthest. If that’s you, perhaps a move to Mississippi is in your future. Based on data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, 24/7 Wall Street determined that folks in the Magnolia State get the most bang for their buck.

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Gallon Man to the Rescue

To familiarize your kids with the most common standard units of volume in the U.S., create this easy and fun Gallon Man craft and display him to save your homeschool from all potential kitchen disasters.

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5 Moon-Themed Activities

July 20, 2019, marks 50 years since the crew of Apollo 11 shocked the world by being the first to land on the moon. To celebrate this historic triumph of humankind, here are 5 moon-themed activities you can do with your kids.

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Practical Tips to Reduce Food Waste

How does your family handle date labels on food packaging? Does an item instantly get chucked into the garbage if it’s past the “sell by” date or does the milk jug in your family’s fridge instantly get handed to your spouse to pass the test of “Here, you smell this and tell me what you think”?

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How to Razzle Dazzle Your Social Media

With the rise of sharing on social media, many parents are building side businesses or simply finding a creative outlet by sharing their journeys online. If you are interested in elevating your social media and bringing some razzle dazzle to your online platforms, here are three tips that anyone from novice to pro can use.

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Fun Summer Activities That Are Secretly Educational

Even if you take a break from homeschooling in the summer, you can still keep your kids growing and learning with these six fun activities that are sneakily educational.

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Take the Plastic Free July Challenge

In response to trends in plastic pollution, a non-profit organization known as the Plastic Free Foundation formed the Plastic Free July campaign. Throughout the month, volunteers throughout the world are encouraged, and even more so, challenged to make significant lifestyle changes.

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4th of July for Kids on the Spectrum

For a child on the spectrum, loud sounds and bright lights or colors can be a serious challenge. On the 4th of July, this challenge can turn a day of celebration into a day of struggle. If your child is on the spectrum or has issues with sensory overload, here are a few tips to make the 4th of July a sensory friendly day!

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AOP’s 2019 Summer Coloring Contest

AOP’s popular coloring contest is back! This year, we’re handing out more than $300 in total prizes across three different age divisions. Follow the link below and submit your child’s coloring page before Wednesday, July 31. We can’t wait to see what your kids create!

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Cut Your Grocery Bill by $50 This Week

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to cut down on your grocery bill without going coupon crazy? Crystal Paine, founder of MoneySavingMom.com, says there is! On July 9, join Crystal for a live AOP Facebook broadcast to learn 10 practical tips to lower your grocery bill by at least $50 this week!

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Recyclable Plastics Cheat Sheet

As we strive to be good stewards of Earth according to God’s original charge in the Garden of Eden, one way we can care for our planet is to make informed decisions about what products to buy based on their ability to be recycled. For an easy-to-follow guide for the numbers on recyclables, print our free recyclable plastics cheat sheet.

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How Much Fun Does Your State Hold?

Few words in the English language can be more subjective than “fun.” After all, most parents can tell you that their definition of “fun” can be very different from those of their children. However, that didn’t stop the people at WalletHub from trying to rank all 50 of the U.S. states according to their level of fun.

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A Parent’s Guide to Sleepovers

When it comes to sleepovers, the goal is to create a safe and fun environment for kids to be kids. We hope this guide provides some practical advice and helpful tips to consider as you think about about sending your child to a sleepover or hosting one at your own home. Before you make your decision, here are a few things you can do.

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Homeschool Budget Sheet

Making a budget is always a great way to better manage your money so you can spend less on what you don’t really need and more on what is really important. Use this printable homeschool budget sheet to help you focus your homeschool budget and cut extra spending.

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Why You Shouldn’t Send Your Child to School Too Early

One of the more frequently asked questions from parents is how young is too young to start homeschooling? While it’s never too early to encourage the natural love of learning in your child, when it comes to formal schooling, experts are cautioning a hold-back approach to the trend of early childhood education.

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Fraction Flowers Craft: DIY Math Manipulatives

Math manipulatives are a great way to make math come to life. With this fraction flowers craft, you can recruit your little ones to make math manipulatives that look beautiful in your homeschool classroom!

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Water Safety Guidelines for a Fun and Safe Summer

As the temperature heats up, more and more families are flocking to backyard or neighborhood pools for some family fun. If you plan to have your young children around or in water this summer, we encourage you to review these water safety guidelines to ensure a fun and safe summer.

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Enter to Win a Homeschool Principal Hat for Dad

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and we want to say “hats off” to all the homeschool dads who contribute to homeschooling in so many ways. Share with us a photo of the homeschool dad in your family and be entered to win a “Homeschool Principal” hat!

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Bird Watching for Kids

Bird watching is an activity that can foster a child’s love of learning and curiosity for the natural world. If your child has expressed interest in ornithology or if you’re looking for a new activity to get your children off screens and into nature, here is what you’ll need to start bird watching.

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75th Anniversary of D-Day: What You Can Do

June 6 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Codenamed Operation Overlord, D-Day was the successful invasion of the beaches of Normandy, France, that was a major victory in defeating the Nazis in World War II. To honor the memory of all the people who gave their lives on that important day, here a few things you can do with your children.

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