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Free Country Profile Printable

A nice idea to learn about other countries and cultures is to regularly choose a country to study. find where the country is on the map, cook food from that nation, learn about their traditions. I have put together a little worksheet to help study countries for children to fill out, with an image of the world t o colour in where that country is. Country profile Share this:PrintFacebookTwitterEmailLike this:Like...

Homeschool Science: The Human Body

This term we are focusing on the Human Body for homeschool science. We have started small- quite literally! Looking to begin with at the structure of cells, then we have looked at the brain and nervous system then moving onto the senses. Our journey has continued onto the heart and circulatory system, the lungs and respiratory system, then the digestive system. We are using the Usborne Internet Linked Book of the Human Body, as our main book for information, the lists of websites they link to are also very good, these links also lead you to printables to use. Activities/ Experiments and Sources of Excellent information Neuroscience for Kids, has been an excellent resources, this gave us the idea to make models of neurones from various materials! The British Heart Foundation, this website will send you out free educational packs which can be used, they do ask for a donation- which is only right and proper. Nina and the Neurons on the BBC website has some lovely ideas for experiments and activities for younger children. Enchanted Learning is a site I would recommend in general to subscribe to as it is packed with good printable diagrams, I use it a lot, and have definitely had my money’s worth from it! Optics for Kids has some cool optical illusions. Also a site to bookmark for when you’re looking at optics in general. What’s Blood Made of Activity Yarn hearts craft– to help teach children that one side of your blood pumps oxygenated blood the other pumps blood which lacks oxygen. A nice little video about the cardiovascular system Make a model of the Lungs Experiment with saliva and iodine, to show how the enzymes in your saliva begin to break down starch as soon as you start eating. Iodine is available from Amazon or Ebay. Share this:PrintFacebookTwitterEmailLike this:Like...

Finger Knit a Flower for Kids

With Armistice Day upon us we wanted to make our own poppies in honour of those fallen soldiers who gave their lives. I had seen a while ago a finger knitting craft on Red Ted Art so we decided to use it to create our own poppy’s to wear, I know the red wool we have used is totally the wrong shade :)! Needed to Make a Poppy Red Wool Black Felt Broach pin Finger knit to the length of around 30cm, then tie the ends together to make a loop. Then shape the loop into a flower shape, and use some of the wool to tie it in place. Use glue to stick a round piece of felt as the flower centre. Sew the broach pin to the back to the poppy. Alternatively you could make you length of knitting using French knitting. Although we were making these flowers to commemorate Remembrance Day, you could use different coloured wool to make gifts for friends, or to sew a flower onto a hat or scarf as decoration. Share this:PrintFacebookTwitterEmailLike this:Like...

Encouraging Creative Writing with Reluctant Writers...

One of my children is not a keen writer. It is important to encourage writing skills, without putting a child off writing, and making it a total act of drudgery. Of course there are things he just has to knuckle down to do, but I want him to see that writing can also be “fun”! This year I have given him some writing exercises with the purpose of generating a bit of fun. They may not appear to have any “educational” value- but he is expressing his interests, in doing so he is improving his writing. When something has interested him I have asked him to write about as a “school” exercise- instead of doing his “normal” work. We have worked on stories themed in things that interest him, e.g. Star Wars. These times where he is more freely expressing himself I relax with spelling, grammar, hand writing etc, I want him to focus more on the creative process of putting his own ideas and thoughts on paper. I also came across a creative writing game at the library and have created our own tailored to a boy, who is mad on Super Heroes- such as my boy is! You have a table with four columns and six rows. The columns are labeled: “Character”, “Setting”, “Emotion”, and “Object”. You take a dice and role if four times. The first one determines the character e.g. if you role a 4 you chose the character on row 4, the second role decides the setting, and so on. This gives you a framework to create a story. CLICK ON LINK TO TAKE YOU TO THE CREATIVE WRITING GAME: story writing game I have laminated our sheet, and we can bring it out periodically. Share this:PrintFacebookTwitterEmailLike this:Like...

Free Multiplication Worksheet: 6, 7, 8 times table

After the long summer break, children can easily forget the skills they had been mastering before summer. So we will start the new school year with a gentle introduction, reviewing the things we were doing before the holidays! For The Girl this means multiplication: 6, 7, and 8 times tables to be precise! This short review sheet also includes a word problem and some area questions… all which depend on these multiplication skills. Multiplication Practise Sheet 6, 7, 8 times tables Share this:PrintFacebookTwitterEmailLike this:Like...

Preschool Line and Shape Tracing Practise: Free Worksheet...

To help a child progress to letter formation, allowing the child opportunities to strengthen hand muscles and improve fine motor neurone skills are important. These can be achieved through playing with play dough, cutting, drawing and colouring in. However, I have made some worksheets to help improve pencil control. This one also reviews shape recognition: reviewing the square and circle. You could also use them for cutting practise. line shape tracing practise Share this:PrintFacebookTwitterEmailLike this:Like...
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