Saturday, June 27, 2009

Friday Favorites on Saturday

The blogs I subscribe to had oodles of terrific ideas this week. Several of these will make great additions to our workboxes, and the rest will make for some plain old summer fun!

Jolanthe at Homeschool Creations makes the most wonderful learning tools and shares them for free! This is a great beginning spelling resource with pictures of three-letter words and letter tiles that you can download and print onto cardstock.

Jimmie's Collage shares how she uses mini-books not only in lapbooks but also as reference tools like this parts of speech layer book.

Chasing Cheerios shows how to use an old calendar to make this new twist on a matching game.

This q-tip counting tray at Mama Jenn's will make a great workbox activity.

Let's Explore shares a great tangram activity bag with links to templates.

Little Hands Big Work has created a wonderful play and learning tool for littles. You've got to check out her Big Busy Book and her Bitty Busy Book.

Also at Chasing Cheerios, a Sweet Pea Tee-Pee that any child would have a ball playing in!

Crazy Kings shows how to give your children a secret message using a white crayon and watercolors. You could use this in so many ways.

Oh, the simple joys of childhood...I remember walking on tin can stilts like these that Zakka Life shares.

This Lemonade Art caught my eye because we're going to set up a lemonade stand this summer.

The 4th of July is right around the corner, and it's one of my favorite holidays to celebrate. The sisters at Roots and Wings are having a family July 4th Carnival and share all of their wonderful games here! These are terrific and would be easily adaptable to any theme.

I'd love to see what you found in your blog reader this week!


  1. Glad you liked the layered book! :-)

  2. Love all these ideas! Thanks for sharing. Just the bit of "jump start" we need right now :) While I am typing one of my most favorites is playing - Twila Paris' Jesus is My Best Friend. Thanks again

  3. Great list of ideas! Thanks for sharing these!


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