Living Life and Learning http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com Canadian mom blogger, homeschooling 3 kids sharing kids printables, kids' activities, homeschooling tips, parenting and organization ideas. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:37:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Summer Learning Activities http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/summer-learning-activities.html http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/summer-learning-activities.html#respond Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/?p=31427 Are kids getting bored this Summer? Are you worried about them forgetting what they’ve learned during the long break? Look no further! Here is a wonderful list of fun and hands-on activities that involve learning, too! Summer Learning Activities Early Writing Ideas with Sidewalk Chalk – Living Life and Learning Younger kids are very excited to […]

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Early Writing Ideas with Sidewalk Chalk http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/early-writing-ideas-with-sidewalk-chalk.html http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/early-writing-ideas-with-sidewalk-chalk.html#respond Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:02:34 +0000 http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/?p=30792 When the weather starts to get warmer, we love heading outside to find fun ways to play with educational topics. In this post, we will share with you some awesome early writing ideas using sidewalk chalk! My daughter enjoyed not only reviewing her alphabet letter names and sounds, but she also loved practicing writing the […]

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Beach I Spy Graphing Printable http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/beach-i-spy-graphing-printable.html http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/beach-i-spy-graphing-printable.html#respond Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/?p=31181 The summer brings warm weather and trips to the beach. While we can’t all visit the beach, one can dream, add these beach I spy graphing printables to your child’s day to warm up their counting skills. These printable summer learning activities are just one of the ways to we’re continue to learn over the […]

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Make Your Own Constellation http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/make-your-own-constellation.html http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/make-your-own-constellation.html#respond Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/?p=31389 Do you have a space lover in your home? I’m sure they are interested in the night sky and the stars that fill them. The boys in my home love learning about space and can spend hours watching documentaries. We often get questions about how fast objects travel like the speed of light or how […]

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How to Bring History Alive for Kids http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/bring-history-alive-kids.html http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/bring-history-alive-kids.html#comments Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:00:00 +0000 http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/?p=30819 When you’re reading history from a textbook it can become a snooze-fest for your kids. History doesn’t have to be dry and boring. You can make it come alive with great books and add in hands-on activities to accompany them. Be sure to enter the giveaway below, it ends on Thursday, June 29th 2017. How to […]

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Unicorn Popcorn Recipe http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/unicorn-popcorn-recipe.html http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/unicorn-popcorn-recipe.html#respond Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/?p=29690 Do your kids love unicorns? They seem to be the sensation with children, but more so lately. We have been having fun with it all! So now, we will share with you a fun and delicious Unicorn Popcorn Recipe! Take a look! It is great to make with the kids! Unicorn Popcorn Recipe Ingredients 6 cups […]

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Ice Cream Letter Puzzle Printables http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/ice-cream-letter-puzzle-printables.html http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/ice-cream-letter-puzzle-printables.html#respond Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/?p=31006 Cool off this summer with these fun ice cream letter puzzles to make learning the alphabet exciting. No more worksheets, print them out, cut them out and mix and match them up. You kids will have fun matching up the upper and lower case letters with this colorful puzzle. Match up the pairs and your […]

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Amazing Vanilla Fruit Dip http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/amazing-vanilla-fruit-dip.html http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/amazing-vanilla-fruit-dip.html#respond Fri, 09 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/?p=30448 Isn’t it the hardest thing to find the right foods your kids will love and that is good for them? I know my kids would be happy eating pizza and burgers each and everyday. However, as a parent, that surely is not happening. We’ve instilled a love of fruit in our kids and it’s our […]

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Fun Dinosaur Dig Activity http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/fun-dinosaur-dig-activity.html http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/fun-dinosaur-dig-activity.html#comments Wed, 07 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/?p=29030 In my house it doesn’t matter if you are male or female, dinosaurs are a favorite! The kids love learning about, drawing, imitating, and creating dinosaurs of all sizes and shapes. I thought a fossil dig would be a fun to add to our dinosaur unit study, a great way to keep little hands busy, […]

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Summer Counting Cards and Puzzles http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/summer-counting-cards-and-puzzles.html http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/summer-counting-cards-and-puzzles.html#respond Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/?p=16880 Want to get out of the heat and get a bit of learning done this summer? These math worksheets won’t seem like work but I guarantee you, your child will be learning with them. Are you kids thinking about the beach? Well, take advantage of that and bring that theme into your learning as well with these […]

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How to Make Super Bubbles http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/make-super-bubbles.html http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/make-super-bubbles.html#comments Fri, 02 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/?p=29033 Science is always fun in our book, but even more so when you get the experience of using it to create something that you can “play” with. Sometimes we just make bubbles and play for the sheer enjoyment of it but they can also be used as a great science experiment as well as math […]

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10 Summer Family Activities http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/10-summer-family-activities.html http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/10-summer-family-activities.html#comments Wed, 31 May 2017 12:04:15 +0000 http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/?p=29374 Lately, on my Facebook wanderings, I’ve run across articles about getting off of your phone and spending more time with your family. This can be extremely hard for all of us who do business from our phones.  But, I do feel there are some ways to be more intentional about spending time with our families. […]

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Plant and Botany Activities for Kids http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/plant-botany-activities-kids.html http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/plant-botany-activities-kids.html#respond Mon, 29 May 2017 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/?p=22014 My kids and I love Botany studies, especially around Spring and Summer. We love learning about planting seeds and how plants grow. We enjoy reading about the parts of the plants and how flowers look so pretty. In this post, we will be sharing with you an amazing list of Plant and Botany Activities for Kids. […]

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Help! My Kids are Rude! http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/help-kids-rude.html http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/help-kids-rude.html#respond Fri, 26 May 2017 12:02:26 +0000 http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/?p=29542 I’m going to let you in on a conversation I had with my friend (who shall remain nameless) about a struggle she has with her kids. I’ll also tell you the advice I gave her, too. Hopefully, if you are also saying, “Help! My kids are rude!” these tips will help you. My Kids are […]

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How to Organize Digital Homeschool Curriculum http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/how-to-organize-digital-homeschool-curriculum.html http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/how-to-organize-digital-homeschool-curriculum.html#respond Wed, 24 May 2017 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/?p=29040 Imagine how your homeschool book shelves look at the end of the year. What if you could reduce some of that by using digital homeschool curriculum. I love saving on shipping and extra duty charges as a Canadian homeschooler. But when it’s out of sight, it is out of your mind. You may forget what […]

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How to Save Money with Digital Homeschool Curriculum http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/save-money-digital-homeschool-curriculum.html http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/save-money-digital-homeschool-curriculum.html#respond Mon, 22 May 2017 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/?p=29041 Aren’t we always looking for the best ways to save money? As a family on one income we have to make our dollars stretch and while I’d love to have that all in one homeschool curriculum package that includes all of the books, it just doesn’t happen happen for me. It means library trips and […]

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How to Homeschool in the Chaos http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/how-to-homeschool-in-the-chaos.html http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/how-to-homeschool-in-the-chaos.html#respond Fri, 19 May 2017 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/?p=29037 Remember when you started homeschooling and you pictured your kids surrounding you on the couch and hanging on to your every word as you read a classic novel? Remember how you couldn’t wait for all of the time you’d spend together as a family? Remember how  you thought you would teach and your child would […]

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Mysteries in Time Review – A Hands-on Way to Enjoy History http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/mysteries-in-time-review-a-hands-on-way-to-enjoy-history.html http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/mysteries-in-time-review-a-hands-on-way-to-enjoy-history.html#respond Thu, 18 May 2017 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/?p=25344 We love our history homeschool curriculum but to make it interactive, it takes more time and effort on my part while Mysteries in Time subscription box, does the work for me. Each month, my son is sent a new history box based on a time era. The first being Ancient Egypt which is always a fun time […]

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Water Cycle Bag Experiment http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/water-cycle-bag-experiment.html http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/water-cycle-bag-experiment.html#respond Wed, 17 May 2017 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/?p=29032 One of the easiest science experiments for your youngest learners (yet older kids are still fascinated by it) is a simple water cycle bag experiment. It is a great way to introduce them to the science of the water cycle. It is a pretty cool fact that water is the only substance that appears naturally […]

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Summer Reading List for Middle Schoolers http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/summer-reading-list-middle-schoolers.html http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/summer-reading-list-middle-schoolers.html#respond Mon, 15 May 2017 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/?p=21891 This Summer Reading List for Middle Schoolers is a must-have! The titles are compelling and engaging. Your kids won’t be complaining this Summer about reading when they have a list like this one! Summer Reading List for Middle Schoolers Wonder by R.J. Palacio August Pullman has a facial difference that has kept him out of public […]

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Healthy Strawberry Yogurt Parfait http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/healthy-strawberry-yogurt-parfait.html http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/healthy-strawberry-yogurt-parfait.html#respond Fri, 12 May 2017 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/?p=28609 With spring in the air, I start thinking about the warmer summer weather, and then my mind goes towards bathing suit season. Well, after those long and cold winters, exercise for me basically comes to a halt. However, spring means I can get outside for a run, we can go on family walks and hikes […]

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Fine Motor Skills Practice to Form Words http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/fine-motor-skills-practice-form-words.html http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/fine-motor-skills-practice-form-words.html#respond Fri, 12 May 2017 12:00:13 +0000 http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/?p=28214 We love finding different ways for fine motor skills practice, especially for preschoolers because they help with prewriting. In this post, we are going to be talking about practicing fine motor skills, learning to form new words and learn to spell words using wooden trays and letters. Fine Motor Skills Practice When it comes to tactile […]

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Ocean I Spy Game Printable http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/ocean-i-spy-game-printable.html http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/ocean-i-spy-game-printable.html#respond Thu, 11 May 2017 11:00:00 +0000 http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/?p=27710 Who’s ready to hit the beach? Me, but it’s not going to happen for a long while at least for us here in Canada. It’s cold and I still have my winter jacket out. One can dream of warmer weather though, hence the creation of this Ocean I Spy game for kids. My daughter loves […]

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Ant Life Cycle Multiplication Cards http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/ant-life-cycle-multiplication-cards.html http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/ant-life-cycle-multiplication-cards.html#respond Tue, 09 May 2017 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/?p=27707 Multiplying can be a challenging math topic to dive into. Try having fun with them by using these ant life cycle multiplication cards. While I have tons of counting cards, I still this is a fun way to jump into multiplication. You can have the student clip the correct answer with a clothes pin, place […]

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Human Body Organs Coloring Pages for Kids http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/human-body-organs-coloring-pages-for-kids.html http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/human-body-organs-coloring-pages-for-kids.html#respond Fri, 05 May 2017 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/?p=28114 For older kids, as we’re learning about the human body, we can get into more detail and break down the parts of each organ. I like doing this with coloring pages. It’s not as tedious as writing labels and writing small text shouldn’t limit kids in their learning. These human body worksheets include an answer key, […]

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