Category Archives: free play

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Since I’m having a day with very little energy and what creativity I had got used on making printables for future posts and writing a guest post on a special needs topic…. Here’s a few pictures of what will be … Continue reading

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Construction Truck Preschool: Dump Truck and Printable

This week’s construction truck is a dump truck. Bull chose to make his truck purple since that is his favorite color. Materials: 1 sheet each of purple (or another color), black and brown construction paper 1 sheet of cardstock to … Continue reading

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Almost Done

Every year, about this time, I have to go through the school-shelves and the closet where I keep a lot of our supplies. Some things get packed up for use in future years while other things are simply straightened and/or … Continue reading

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Rainy Summer: What To Do?

Around here we don’t really have winter. Sure, it snows occasionally but mostly we just have lots of wet, cold days. It’s OK at first, actually kind of nice after the heat of summer but after a while we start … Continue reading

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Make-Up Day (Or Days?)

One of the traps of homeschooling is becoming so tied to what I’ve planned that I’m fretted and stressed if we don’t complete it in the time frame I’ve imagined (and it often is imaginary as planning rarely takes into … Continue reading

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Too Lovely For Indoors

We played hooky a bunch this week. The weather finally got warm enough to be really nice (and then in typical Virginia fashion got hot and humid!). The children played and played. We went to a church softball game, had … Continue reading

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Bits Of Life

Lately we’ve been: hitting the neighborhood playground! Just a couple of blocks from our house it’s not our favorite but it is a change of scene. Working in the yard, and trying to make a play space that works for … Continue reading

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Raising Engineers On A Rainy Day

So what do you do when it’s muddy out? Small inside, and brains and hands need occupation? Break out the play-dough and the blocks and have a little lesson on the importance of mortar when building! Pin It

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The Budding Engineer: Lego Bridge Project

Now that Buggle can read he really prefers to spend his roomtime with his nose in a book. This is all very good but since I don’t want him to only spend time in his mind I’ve been looking for … Continue reading

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A Sense of Place

The other night as I walked to choir practice in the evening, people in our neighborhood were out on the sidewalks,their porches and their porch roofs. It was the first evening when it was warm enough to be out in … Continue reading

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