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Homeschool Christmas Resources from around the Web

Homeschool Christmas Resources  - FREE

 Homeschool Christmas from Around the Web

It’s a fun time of the year and a great time to enjoy using crafts and activities. As a matter of fact, we believe that EVERY time of the year is a great time to use fun, hands-on learning! We’ve collected some great freebies to homeschool Christmas style!

 Handmade Angel Ornament                 Christmas Activities                                         A Christmas Carol Mini Unit

Handmade Angel Ornament - Sunshine & Hurricanes              Christmas Activity Pack             Scrooge Unit Study - This Sweet Life of Mine

Sunshine & Hurricanes Blog                   Living Life & Learning                                       This Sweet Life of Mine

 

Christmas Lacing Cards                             Joy to the World Copywork                            The Legend of the Candy Cane

Christmas lacing cards             Joy to the World copywork                                      Legend of the Candy Cane

Learning to Walk                                             Homeschool Encouragement                      Ben and Me 

 

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Right now – you will get a free 17th Century Lapbook AND a Bonus Christmas Scriptures Freebie by Kelli @ Adventures in Childrearing 

Print and cursive bible verses from Luke 2 – all about the birth of Christ. Merry Christmas! 

An Overview of the 17th CenturyLuke 2 - Bible Verse Printables

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FREE Preschool Christmas Printable and Giveaway

Bible verse pages for preschool and early learners

Preschool Christmas Printable Pack

 

Merry Christmas!

Enjoy this free Preschool Christmas Printable Pack from team member Kelli Becton of Adventures in Childrearing 

This simple Christmas pack will teach and enthrall preschoolers and young learners. It includes bible verse pages to learn about the birth of our Savior.

Sheets include cutting and pasting to decorate a paper wreath and Christmas bulbs, math sheets for writing numbers and counting, letter Cc, decorate and color the gingerbread man page, critical thinking – find which picture is different, bible verse pages, phonic blends and more!

Sample pages: 

printable preschool Christmas pack

Bible verse pages for preschool and early learners

 

Go HERE to Adventures in Childrearing to get your FREE Download

 

Giveaway Opportunity

Enter to win over $900 in wonderful Homeschool Curriculum with the team of bloggers through Homeschool Giveaways

Includes multiple winners and several favorite homeschool companies.

From AJTL you can win $78 in Lapbooking Materials – Printed!

AJTL giveaway

 

GO HERE to ENTER to WIN! 

 

ON SALE NOW 

A Journey Through Learning Holiday and Seasonal lapbooks are on sale now for 50% off!

Use code: AJTLHOLIDAY at checkout and you could purchase lapbooks for as little as $0.50 – $4.00

Coupon code is good for DOWNLOADABLE lapbooks in Seasonal and Holiday choices only – no GeoMatters or other options currently available at this price. But – keep checking – we are running special sales each month!

Lapbooking for Homeschool: What and Why you should

Lapbooking for Homeschool - what & why you should

Lapbooking for Homeschool

What exactly is lapbooking for homeschool and why should you use it?

Lapbooking for Homeschool - what & why you should

The What

Lapbooking is simply a way to gather the information you are learning and studying and compiling it into a mini-book format. Students learn to assimilate information, to pull out the important data, and to put it together in an organized and understandable presentation.

Regular file folders are used as a base to create this fantastic homeschool resource. See our tutorial HERE  on how to fold them to form the main book. Additional “mini-books” are then added throughout the base to organize and present the information on any topic.

Lapbooks are an educational scrapbook of your studies.

The Why

Lapbooking trains students to process, assimilate and share important information.  

The mini-books that are put together throughout the lapbooking process provide a terrific visual method of “chunking” information in appropriate sections. This skill not only helps students retain what they are learning, but is a skill that will continue to be useful to them long after their lapbooking days have passed!

Lapbooks also make great tools for review and for recording all that you have studied in your homeschool journey.

Lapbooking is educational and fun!

Additional Benefits

Using lapbooking as an educational tool in your family homeschool can change the whole atmosphere in your school day. A few of the added benefits include the following:

  1. Lapbooking is FUN!
  2. Lapbooking is CREATIVE
  3. Great for Special Needs Learning
  4. Hands on activities help students retain what they learn
  5. Terrific resource for REVIEW
  6. It’s AFFORDABLE
  7. Lapbooking highlights the most important information on a subject
  8. It teaches organizational skills useful in studies & throughout life
  9. It is FLEXIBLE! Use it in a way that works best for your family or child
  10. Lapbooks make a GREAT PRESENTATIONS of work (for grandparents or state agencies)

Options

A Journey Through Learning Lapbooks come in stand alone options that need no other curriculum, and also in lapbooks to accompany your studies for many of your favorite homeschool companies!  SEE OUR STORE HERE

 

Christmas Crafts for Kids: Hands on Learning Ideas

It’s time to get your craft on!

These simple crafts for kids can be great hands on learning projects for your homeschool and make wonderful gifts for friends and neighbors- or grandparents!

Christmas Crafts for Kids: Hands on Learning Ideas

Did you know that most children learn best when they are keeping their hands busy? It can be an incredible tool for teaching kids with special needs as well.

Enjoy these simple crafts for kids while you read great Christmas books out loud to them. Stop along the way, while reading, and discuss important points from the story. Ask questions to gain insight into what your child is thinking as they listen.

Powerful Mothering                  Crafty Morning 

Candy Cane fun                    Reindeer Paper Plate - Crafty Morning

 

Tips from Typical Mom          Frugal Navy Mom

Better Than Salt Dough Ornaments                 Frugal Navy Mom craft

 Hands on Learning

Additionally – you can enjoy hands on learning in your homeschool and take some stress out of the busy holiday season by putting our holiday and Christmas lapbooks to good use!

Try the Arrival of the King Lapbook  – let kids do the cutting and pasting while mom does the reading. Additionally, you can have older kids read to the younger ones and have everyone read a little bit, as much as they are able.

The Arrival of a King       Arrival of a King

Happy Thanksgiving & Merry Christmas: Black Friday Discount

60% off Lapbook Downloads for fun family homeschooling!

 

Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas!

We hope this finds you relaxing happily with family . . . maybe picking up a few great deals for your home, loved ones, and homeschool.

Right now you can get 60% off on ANY of the Downloadable Lapbooks from AJTL (excludes GeoMatters) 

Through Monday at midnight – enter code BF60 at checkout and you will get BIG SAVINGS to put the fun back into homeschool.

 

We have stand alone lapbooks that need little to no preparation to teach with, and even great lapbook additions to go with some of your favorite homeschool curricula. Choose from lapbooks for Apologia Science and many more. (excludes only GeoMatters during Black Friday sales)

Inspire and teach the whole family together – saving time and money while getting the results you are looking for in your families education.

Children often learn best while “doing” as well as “listening” – lapbooking with AJTL gives you the best of both, and leaves your children with a homeschool creation they can be proud of & use for review for years to come.

GO HERE to see all the wonderful options available

and Save 60% on Downloads Now! 

These terrific Black Friday discounts will remain active through Monday at midnight. It’s a great time to save up for the whole year.

 

 

Homemade Pumpkin Butter: Crockpot Recipe by Nancy

Homemade Pumpkin Butter Crockpot Recipe

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It’s that pumpkin time of the  year! All through the fall season and into Christmas, as a matter of fact, any time – you will enjoy this delicious and simple taste of pumpkin. Impress the ones you love with this special treat and the whole house will smell festive in the process. Nancy’s homemade pumpkin butter recipe is sure to become a favorite family tradition.

Nancy's homemade crockpot pumpkin butter

Ingredients

  • 4 cans of pumpkin (NOT PUMPKIN PIE)
  • 6 cups of brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. ginger
  • 1 tbsp. all spice
  • 7 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp. apple juice
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup

 

Directions

Cook on low in crockpot for 6 hours. Stir every hour. Cool. Pour into jars. CAN NOT be shelved. Will keep in fridge for 4-5 months.

Serve with warm biscuits! Take some to the neighbors and you’ll be the toast of the town!!

 

Happy ALMOST Thanksgiving Y’all! 

Don’t forget – Right Now – you can get 50% off ALL Seasonal & Holiday Lapbook Downloads

Take it easy this busy season & use these ready to roll festive lapbooks in your family homeschool:

50% off code!

Christmas Cash Giveaway and Gifts for Homeschoolers

Christmas Blessings Giveaway

 

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Christmas Blessings Giveaway – 2 Prizes – 2 Winners – $600 Total 

We are so excited to bring you this Christmas cash giveaway and gifts perfect for homeschoolers!

Christmas is the happiest, busiest time of the year. We often get such lovely pictures in our minds of what the holidays are supposed to look like. In today’s busy world, those images can be neigh impossible to live up to!

The reality is that between house cleaning that needs to be done for the holiday, regular chores, meals, errands, homeschooling . . . and even working from home for a lot of us, we are fortunate to get some decorations up and finish the Christmas shopping.

Gift Ideas for Busy Homeschool Families

This year, why not simplify things? We highly recommend that you back off on some of your regular homeschooling, and focus on some wonderful seasonal schooling instead.

For instance:

Holiday Lapbooks on sale now!

Why not work through a history lesson your kids are sure to remember with our “Thanksgiving Mega Bundle”?

Get into the true spirit of Christmas with our lapbook and study guide “The Arrival of a King”.

Best of all . . . we have these handy, hands on learning tools available to you at half price!  There are over 40 wonderful units to choose from in both the Seasonal Lapbooks and the Holiday Lapbook collection. Use the coupon code below when you purchase for yourself – or gift another homeschool family – and you will save 50%!

November & December coupon!

50% off on ALL DOWNLOADS!

Need additional ideas and tools for your favorite homeschool family? Check out our “tools of the trade” page for gift ideas that every homeschool mom will surely LOVE!

Giveaways

Enter our wonderful $500 Cash, and $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaways with one entry or use them all! 2 winners will be chosen.

Please leave your entry comment on Facebook HERE – if you do not have a FB account, simply click “I commented” and enter. TY!

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