Great Homeschooling Links: February 4, 2011

New Beginnings...

What’s In the Tub – Totally Tots
When you feel like hibernating in the midst of the cold winter…use some creative energy to do this fun bear hibernation tub activity with your preschooler!


Reading the Bible in 2011
– Raising Olives

My family and I are reading through the Bible (just once!) this year…but the family over at Raising Olives is doing it THREE times, along with some memorization contests added in between each read-thru.


1000 Homes of Happiness
– 1000 Homes of Happiness

This blog is all about inspiration as a mom (or ‘mum’ as she is called in her native New Zealand) and her three young girls “release” 1000 origami homes in various places throughout their day to day journeys.  (I found this blog via Planning With Kids.)


Education Cubes Giveaway
– Mama Jenn

Mama Jenn has created a fun new educational toy/game/resource that can be used in many different ways with children of many ages.  Here’s your chance to enter to win some Education Cubes of your own!


After-School Happy Hour
– Life As Mom

How do you transition out of your ‘school-day’ and into the afternoon.  Perhaps implementing a ‘happy hour’ tradition is just what your crew needs!


10 Quick Music Enrichment Ideas
– Heart of the Matter Online

Looking to add music appreciation and understanding in your daily school routine?  Here are 10 easy and affordable ways to implement music regularly.


Snow Science
– Kitchen Pantry Scientist

Do you have snow where you are?  Put it to use for scientific purposes!  If you don’t have snow where you are, do the Chemistry of Ice experiment instead!

Time Capsule
– Kellicrowe

I absolutely LOVE the idea of this ‘time capsule’ you could put together with your family as a memory of 2010 OR prepare to gather memories from 2011.  However you do it, it is guaranteed to be a treasured family memento in the years to come.


Fungi Walk
– Journey Into Unschooling

How ‘fun’ are these fungi?  In the cold northwoods of Minnesota, we won’t be seeing any fungi for quite some time.  But in your neck of the woods, the fungi may be all over the place.  Go out and find them!


Holly takes her reality virtual over at Bloggy Mama.  Unfortunately this will be her last post with HSC due to new beginnings that 2011 is bringing for her family.