Saturday, April 6, 2019

Homeschool Resources and Homeschool Curriculum

Hi! Thanks so much for stopping by!  I'm Liesl.  I have been homeschooling my three kids right from the start.  We still get a lot of traffic here to our old website and I thought it was time to put a fresh new post at the top of the page.  Of course, the real action and the latest content is at!!

Over the past few years, I have shared dozens and dozens of new resources for homeschoolers - both for those who are new to this journey and those who have been at it for a while.  We have dozens of unit studies, hands-on activity ideas, lapbook and interactive notebook materials available too!

Let's start with some of our free resources. I kept getting lots of emails that basically said that they loved all of the resources we have on our website, but they were overwhelmed.  So, I put together some free homeschool resource guides.

This is a free Science Unit Checklist for Elementary and Middle School. This a free printable that shares some of the units I wanted to cover with my kids from Kindergarten to Grade 8.

Creating a Homeschool Curriculum: These FREE 35+ page resource guides  help answer some basic questions:
  • What subjects should I teach my 1st or 4th or 7th grader? 
  • Where do I start? 
  • How do I know what to teach my kids? 
These are some of the units and topics our family covered in these years. It might provide a starting point for those of you just starting your homeschool journey and may give you an idea or two if you've been at this homeschool thing for a while! We also have free resource guides for K-1, 2-3, 6-8 I hope they are helpful!!

We also have two FREE homeschool planners.

  • Free Homeschool Planner and Discovery Journal - for daily and weekly planning.
    This unique homeschool planning packet is currently FREE to download! It is nearly 100 pages! Not only does this packet include daily and weekly planning pages, checklists and record keeping pages, but it also includes various homeschool journaling pages… think gratitude journal meets homeschool goal setting!

Homeschool Teaching Strategies: If you are interested in a huge list of hands-on activities and homeschool teaching strategies, be sure to grab this free printable!

We have lots of different unit studies. Among our most popular these days are our Earth Science and Biology Units 
We ♥LOVE♥ hands-on activities (Did you see this post with TONS of hands-on activities pics?), so most of our units include photos of the hands-on activities we did. For example, the Earth Science Unit has more than a dozen activities from convection currents and plate tectonics to creating a gelatin volcano and more!

and our Human Body Bundle

Again, each of these units include hands-on activity ideas that we did to help make the units come alive for the kids! Skeletal System, Digestive System, Circulatory System, etc.

Our Cell Unit is also really popular (It is included in the Human Body Bundle, but it also gets a lot of purchases on its own!!) This unit is now over 100 pages!

We have three new environmental studies packets coming out this spring. I just released the Water Cycle Unit! It includes worksheets and notebook pages, a booklet and interactive notebook pages. It also includes water cycle posters as well as an activity for kids to determine how much water their family uses each day. This packet covers all the basic terms about the water cycle. I wanted to be sure the kids knew not only the common words like evaporation, condensation and precipitation, but also the trickier words like sublimation, transpiration and knew the difference between infiltration and percolation. This water cycle packet also covers groundwater, aquifers and wells.

 We have lots of different history units too... from
We have quite a number of freebies. Our grammar worksheets get lots and lots hits 
Don't miss these units. They are currently free!
I'm always creating new content, so be sure to check by frequently. For example, I'll be sharing several new Environmental Studies packets soon... on the 1) Water Cycle, 2) Trash & Recycling and 3) Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy.  My daughter was working on the Trash & Recycling Booklet last week, but I'm not quite ready to share that (though depending on when you read this, it might already be in Our Store!)

See you again soon at our main webiste: or over at our Homeschool Den Facebook Page! Don’t forget to Subscribe to our Homeschool Den Newsletter. You might also want to check out some of our resources pages above (such as our Science, Language Arts, or History Units Resource Pages) which have links to dozens of posts.  You might want to join our free Homeschool Den Chat Facebook group.  Don’t forget to check out Our Store as well.

Homeschool Den Store
Again, if you are interested in joining our Homeschool Den Newsletter, feel free to subscribe here:
Happy Homeschooling!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Join us at our New Home:

Our blog has now had more than 3.5 million page views! After three years under the umbrella, we have moved to our third -- and final location... 

Please join us at our new location... you'll find all kinds of resources there...

  •  Big Animal Bundle: Animal Packet: Vertebrate-Invertebrate, Nocturnal Animals, Where Animals Live, Animal Classification and more!  World Animals, The Rainforest, Animal Life Cycles, Winter Packet-Polar Animals, Hibernation and More!

Our free Montessori-style math sheets have also been really popular: 

We have a number of different sets. Click either picture and you'll find links to other sets.

  • Science packets and Hands-On Activity Ideas on Simple Machines, the Digestive System, Human Body, Rocks and Minerals, Weather, Water, the Layers of the Atmosphere, Earth Science and more!

  • History Notebook Pages on everything from Ancient Egypt to the Civil Rights Movement and dozens of topics in between!

  • World Religions Packets - Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Taoism, the Catholic Church, Islam, Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses

  • Grammar Pages -- Our worksheets on apostrophes, comma rules and the use of "there, their, they're or its it's" are especially popular! :)
  • Math Worksheets - Skip counting mazes, fun themed practice worksheets (Pokemon, Pete the Cat, Minecraft and more)
We have some terrific new resource pages:
How to Start Homeschooling: This post has links to dozens of posts and resources both for new and veteran homeschoolers for everything from finding homeschool curriculum to general homeschool advice and encouragement.

 Other useful pages:
 Homeschool Resources

 Preschool at Home

 Dinosaur PreK Packet
  • Also coming soon: Muscular and Circulatory Packets that include worksheets, lapbook and notebook pages

You can also find us at our Homeschool Den Facebook Page! And, be sure to Subscribe to our Homeschool Den Newsletter! ~Liesl

We hope to see you there soon! ~Liesl and the Kids