Teaching Language Arts With LEGO

LEGO bricks can play a HUGE part in your homeschool curriculum, especially your language arts curriculum. We came up with so many creative and fun ways to begin teaching language arts with LEGO that I originally wanted to break this post into two!

LEGO Math for Elementary School

Math for elementary age students involves learning addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, telling time, fractions, graphing and lots of memorizing. Unfortunately, somewhere in the middle of all these symbols and numbers, many children come to the conclusion that they just hate math. The secret to helping children learn to love math …

Teaching With LEGO: Preschool Ideas

Aww, 2-4 year olds. The love of learning is so strong during those precious preschool years. I fondly remember the years when my son was learning the alphabet, numbers, colors, and shapes. He remembers too. He remembers the alphabet matching cards I made him, and the foam numbers that we would match up to piles of Cheerios or pretzels, and the sorting activities we used to have fun with several times a day. If only we had LEGO bricks in the house back then…I am sure we would have used them in so many ways.

For the Love of Bacon

My husband loved my etched Pi pan so much that he bought me a Silhouette Cameo so I could etch to my heart’s content.  I love him to pieces. I made glass mugs etched with Star Trek symbols and our first names. I made olive oil and soy sauce dispensers …

Boring Words

Do you ever get tired of reading books that have a never-ending he said this, she said that, they said what. Yeah, me too. Teaching strong verbal and communication skills is very important to my husband and I. The more words a child is taught, the greater their reading comprehension …

Rainbows of Food

I warned you all that my blog was going to be flourishing with St. Patty’s Day ideas, huh. Oops, St PATRICK’S Day. My son does not like it when I shorten it to Patty’s 🙂 Rainbows are a huge part of the St. Patrick’s Day fun due to the enchanted idea …

We are Lucky Because…

In all honesty, we don’t like the word “luck” in our house. We don’t believe in luck. We are not lucky…we are blessed. Blessed by our Lord. If something amazingly wonderful happens to us, we praise God for blessing us, not some mysterious force called luck. Anywho, now that I …

The Etc Cup

There are a lot of activities that my son enjoys, yet between school, outside classes and events, these activities often get overlooked. This cup, which took on the name “The Etc. Cup” is a fun way to sneak in those random activities. On days when we end up being done …

A Gift for My Parents

Both my mom and step-dad’s birthdays are in February and this year I made them something that has been on my heart for a very long time. I’ve always wanted to make one of these for them and finally followed through on it after coming across a distant cousin of …