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Summer Fun Challenge – A Sticker Badge Chart {Printable}

Summer is around the corner! Long days of fun and action, sunshine and outside play are almost here. Looking for a fun way to be intentional with your summer? Introducing the Summer Fun Chart – a sticker badge chart full of challenges and activity ideas to fill your days. Print out the pages with the […]

Bullying Awareness Week: Learning Resources

Bullying is a serious, and far too prevalent problem. Each November, Bullying Awareness Week kicks off a campaign to help teach kids how to handle bullying in their schools and community. Here are some resources to help with anti-bullying lessons. 1. BullyingAwarenessWeek.org This is where it all started and where the main hub for the […]

Lest We Forget

If you want to teach your kids some Remembrance Day Lessons, here is a great list of resources for you. Personally, I’ve found this time of year hard to talk about with my kids. So I’ve been looking for a way to share that with my boys – who, even when they were little, have tended […]

Ideas to Study Ancestry as a Family – October is Family History Month

Did you know that October is Family History Month? How much of your ancestry do you know? Would you like to know more of your roots and where you have come from? Make this a family activity and learn together. Ways to Spend Family History Month Together  Create a visual family tree – either digitally […]

Groundhog Day in Canada

Bill Murray forever immortalized the excitement around this weather predicting event in Punxatawney, Pennsylvania  with the movie Groundhog Day. Here in Canada we have a few famous groundhogs and tomorrow, they are up for their big moment! Shudenacadie Sam in Nova Scotia. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a website or any information on this […]

World War II - A short lesson for Remembrance Day

WWII Secret Agents in France Lesson by Donna Ward

As we prepare for Remembrance Day, teaching kids about the unique experiences of the soldiers and families during this time can be both amazing and also completely overwhelming. Donna Ward has recently released a new short resource to help with these lessons. Designed for students ages 8 – 12, but with some additional suggestions for […]

Join in international homeschool spirit week!

Homeschool Spirit Week

Who’s got spirit? Homeschoolers have spirit! That’s right! **cue pom-poms and cheering** In 2011, two homeschool moms kicked off a now annual event called International Homeschool Spirit Week. Every year on the 4th week of September, homeschoolers around the world are invited to participate in a week of fun with theme days designed to encourage, […]

Canada Day Activities & Resources

Canada Day Activities & Resources

Oh, Canada – It’s almost our birthday! This month, the Canadian Homeschool Blogging Team has compiled a great collection of Canada Day Activities and Resources to share with you. Alison – Celebrating Canada – Lapbooking Through the Provinces of Canada Canada Day is one of our family’s favourite holidays! We usually celebrate by dressing the part […]

10 free fun family day ideas

10 Free Family Day Ideas

Most provinces in Canada have a special day in February which either celebrates the uniqueness of that province or encourages families to spend time together. Here are ten free fun ideas to do with your family on this special day. 1. Get outside. Go tobogganing. Birdwatch. Go for a hike. Geocache. Have a scavenger hunt. […]

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