July’s Making the Days Count Activity Calendar

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Here we are to July!  What things come to mind when you think of the month of July?  Picnics, watermelon, ice cream, sprinklers, fireworks, hot dogs and s’mores, county fairs and small town festivals are just a few things I think of.

We’ve got another great calendar for you that’s filled with fun ideas and new topics to explore to make your days count!  Choose a few and enjoy your time with the kids!

June Grand Giveaway ~ Currclick!

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Want to go to a homeschool convention in your pajamas?

Currclick is hosting an online convention all week next week, June 24-28th.

And it’s FREE!

And you’ll even get a virtual goody bag full of freebies!

In conjunction with the convention, there will also be a Stay Home and Shop Sale with up to 70% off of hundreds of curriculum choices.

Currclick is generously giving away 4- $25 gift cards to Homeschool Share blog readers! The giveaway will end Sunday, just in time for you to use them at the Stay Home and Shop Sale next week.

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Fun Summer Unit Studies: Family Reunions

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Thanks so much for joining us for our week of Fun Summer Unit Studies!

Almost everyone has a family gathering or reunion to go to in the summer. The week before the big event, you can spend time learning about family!

Make Family Reunions a memorable study as you discuss family traditions, examine your family tree, make a map of where your relatives live, share family stories and create a scrapbook or photo album together. You can also squeeze in some cooking lessons and take your finished products to the reunion. Continue the fun by asking family members to bring photos, recipes, etc. to the gathering to share with your student!

Find extra resources for your Family Reunions unit study on our Pinterest Board.

This post is part of iHomeschool Network’s Summer Hopscotch. Check out the other blogs for posts on Bible study for moms, dollar store crafts, and multi-sensory activities for teaching reading.

Fun Summer Unit Studies: Butterflies

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Summer is the perfect time to study all things creeping, crawling, and flying. Lots of children are fascinated by caterpillars and the metamorphosis they undergo.

Your little learners can enjoy our Very Hungry Caterpillar unit study and printables.

Your older students will absorb lots of information from our Butterfly Lapbook lessons and printables.

Butterfly Lifecycle Craft

Check out this simple pasta craft depicting the lifecycle of the butterfly.

Supplies Needed: shell pasta, bow tie pasta, spiral pasta, 3 navy beans, a twig, green construction paper (for leaves), and a paper plate.

Directions: Ask your student to draw a + on her paper plate. Write the four stages of the lifecycle on the plate: eggs, caterpillar, chrysalis, and butterfly. Cut out two leaves from the construction paper. Glue one to the eggs section. Add three beans for eggs. Glue another leaf to the caterpillar section. Add the spiral pasta. Glue the twig to the chrysalis section. Add the shell pasta. Finally, glue the bow tie pasta to the butterfly section. Add antenna with a marker.

Easy and effective!

If you’d like to give your butterfly study a boost, add other snack, craft, project, and art ideas from our butterfly themed Pinterest board.

This post is part of iHomeschool Network’s Summer Hopscotch. Check out the other blogs to find oven free meals, summer nature studies, frugal summer fun, and more!