Homeschooling Blog

4 Practical Steps to Building a Healthy New Habit

Whether you’re looking to set a new exercise routine, improve your consistency with daily devotions, or have a different personal goal, sometimes a small attitude adjustment is all that’s needed to make a big improvement in your lifestyle. To help you build a healthy new habit, try these four simple steps.

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Printable Father’s Day Cards

When it comes to the dads in your lives, we know you’re thankful for so much more than his dad jokes and socks with sandals. Appreciate dad in style this year and help him enjoy the day to the fullest with our printable Father’s Day cards. He'll love the homemade look, and they'll definitely put a smile on his face.

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20 Art Therapy Prompts for Kids

Help your kids avoid summer boredom and deal with their emotions in a healthy way through these 20 helpful art therapy prompts.

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Quick Tips for How to Pick the Perfect Melon

Nothing completes a summer picnic like the sweetness of a juicy watermelon and the sticky hands and faces of your kids that come along with it. However, sometimes, picking the right produce to bring home to your family can be a challenge. Here are a few more trustworthy ways to try to spot the perfect melon this summer.

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Monarch FAQs: How Do I Reschedule Courses and Rearrange School Days?

Homeschoolers love the customizable calendar in Monarch because it allows you to work around your family’s schedule, no matter how complex, and still keep your homeschooling on track.

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Amazing Grace Wallpaper

This summer, update the wallpaper on your favorite device with the colors of the sunrise and a message that can help you remember that God’s grace has brought you safe thus far and His amazing grace will also lead you home.

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30 Thought-Provoking Journal Prompts for Kids

Journaling can be a great way for children to practice writing and recording their thoughts and feelings. Keep your child’s pen and mind active this summer with these 30 journal prompts that instill resiliency, hope, kindness, a growth mindset, and self-awareness.

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Should You Attend a Homeschool Convention?

Going to a convention physically puts you with like-minded individuals on the same journey. From encouraging speakers and workshops to hand-on curriculum review, we give you the top reasons to attend an upcoming homeschool convention.

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The Buzz about Beekeeping

World Bee Day is celebrated on May 20. Since attention to the importance of bees has grown, beekeeping has grown in popularity. Get the buzz on all things beekeeping in this interview with Amy, a beekeeper who is a member of AOP’s marketing department.

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5 People to Celebrate for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have a rich heritage thousands of years old and have both shaped the history of the United States. In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we highlight 5 people who made a difference in politics, business, sports, and more.

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Chocolate Chip Celebration

National Chocolate Chip Day is recognized on May 15! While cookies may be the first treat to come to mind, imagination is really the only thing limiting how you celebrate chocolate chips in your baking. Use your semisweet or dark chocolate morsels to create classic cookies, low calorie muffins, sweet and speckled breads, and so much more.

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Printable Certificates of Completion

Another year of hard work is in the books (or the computer). Reward your student for completing the school year with our printable Certificate of Completions. Don’t forget to post a picture of your homeschool award with your child and tag us on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #AOPHomeschoolAwards

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Say This, Not That: Praising Your Children for Their Effort

Can how you praise your children affect their overall ability to be successful in life? To researchers, the answer to that question is more and more becoming a convincing yes.

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Printable Mother’s Day Cards

Spread the love this Mother’s Day with printable Mother’s Day cards from AOP.

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2021-22 Year-Round Homeschooling Schedule

Download AOP’s free 2021-22 year-round homeschooling schedule to try out the benefits you can’t get using a traditional school year calendar.

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“I Know the Plans I Have for You” Wallpaper

While some still prefer to have their 2021 calendar on paper, many also look to their phones for their schedule. When you pick up your device, use our free wallpaper to remember that whatever plans you may have this month, God’s plan is ultimately at work in you.

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6 Rainy Day Activities

If rainy weather is keeping you cooped up inside, don't fret! It only takes a little patience and imagination to keep everyone’s spirits positive in your homeschool. Our pick of fun rainy day activities are easy to do, budget-friendly, and use things you most likely already have around the house.

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Nature Walk Bingo

Explore the outdoors and stay active with this free printable Nature Walk Bingo for kids. It’s perfect for backyards, parks, nature trails, and neighborhood walks!

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What I Wish I Knew about Homeschooling Before I Started

Every day, we have the amazing opportunity to speak to families, and we love learning about their homeschool journey and experiences. Recently on AOP’s official Facebook page, we asked real homeschoolers what they wish they knew about homeschooling before they started. Here are some of our favorite answers:

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7 Simple Steps to Plant Your Own Tree

Each year, National Arbor Day is celebrated in the United States on the last Friday of April. To join in on this year’s observance, follow these seven simple steps to plant your own tree.

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