25 Easter Printables to Promote Learning

Easter Printables

This is the perfect time of year to learn, create and craft with the family! Armed with a printer, you have all the tools you need to hop into the fun of the beginning of spring and explore all of the egg-tastic fun of Easter! I have gathered 25 of my favorite free Easter printables that promote learning to share with you. This list has something for everyone! I can’t wait to hear which of these 25 Easter Printables you are going to grab first!

  1. Easter Object BINGO from Prepared Not Scared
  2. Easter Egg Match: Short a Word Families from Kinder Puzzles
  3. Easter Egg Coloring Pages – Free Printable Pack from Twitchetts
  4. You’ve Been Egged! {Free Printables} from One Creative Mommy
  5. Easter Egg Sight Word Read and Cover Game by Simple Fun for Kids
  6. Free Easter Worksheets for Preschoolers from Mess for Less
  7. Easter Egg Word Families Sheet from Teacher’s Notebook
  8. Graphing with Easter Candy from Kitchen Floor Crafts
  9. Reading Two-Syllable Words with Easter Eggs {free printable included} from This Reading Mama
  10. Easter Play Dough Counting Mats from PreKinders
  11. Free Easter File Folder Game from The Measured Mom
  12. Easter Printables from 3 Dinosaurs
  13. Easter Rhythm Game from Let’s Play Music
  14. Easter Egg Hunt for Missing Numbers with Printable from Jdaniel4’s Mom
  15. Printable Easter Egg Hunt from Fun With Mama
  16. Hopping Down the Bunny Trail Printable from Sunny Day Family
  17. Carrot Letter Search from PreKinders
  18. Break-Apart Easter Egg Center Activities from Frog Spot
  19. Easter Egg Word Families from Mrs. I’s Class
  20. B is for Bunny from Making Learning Fun
  21. Easter Graphing Freebie from Wise Owl Factory
  22. Beginning Sounds Easter Egg Alphabet Hunt from Artsy Momma
  23. Free Easter Word Bump from This Reading Mom
  24. Easter Egg Maze from Activity Village
  25. Egg sactly What Time Is It Time Games from Teach With Me

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25 Easter Science and Sensory Activities for Kids

Easter Science and Sensory Activities

Spring is near and the excitement for Easter is building with my kids! I am going to use this as a great opportunity to combine festive fun with a chance to learn! I gathered 25 Easter Science and Sensory Activities for Kids that I think you are going to want to take note of! These are fantastic ways to make learning a scientifically super time! There are ideas on this list for kids of all ages! I can’t wait to hear which one you want to try with your kids first!

  1. Floating Egg Science Experiment from Preschool Powol Packets
  2. Fizzing Rainbow Easter Eggs  from Preschool Powol Packets
  3. Decorating Ukrainian Easter eggs with kids from The Educators’ Spin On It
  4. Peeps Science and STEM Activities from Schooling a Monkey
  5. How to Make Exploding Spring Eggs from Wilder Child
  6. Easter Slime Recipe From Little Bins for Little Hands
  7. Can You Dye Brown Eggs: An Unexpected Science Experiment from KC Edventures
  8. STEM for Kids: Egg Drop Project from Buggy and Buddy
  9. Jelly Bean Science Experiment from Fantastic Fun and Learning
  10. How To Make a Crystal Egg Easter Craft  from Fantastic Fun and Learning
  11. Can you peel a raw egg from Go Science Girls
  12. Easter Egg Bubble Wands from Go Science Girls
  13. Easter Activity: Hunting for Animals that Lay Eggs from Mother Natured
  14. Baby Bird Plastic Egg Shakers Craft for Kids from Buggy and Buddy
  15. Plastic Egg Races Exploring Angles and Ramps from Little Bins for Little Hands
  16. Easter Sensory Tub from Simple Fun for Kids
  17. Full Body Easter Sensory Bin for Babies from Simple Fun for Kids
  18. Erupting Easter Eggs from Adventures and Play
  19. Hatching Chick Spring Sensory Bin from Messy Little Monster
  20. Easter Splat Painting Activity from Crafty Kids at Home
  21. Marble Painting with Easter Eggs from Sparkling Buds
  22. Magnet Science With Plastic Eggs In Preschool from Modern Preschool
  23. Textured Eggs from Twodaloo
  24. Easter Sensory Bottles from Play and Learn Every Day
  25. Marbled Easter Eggs from Hands on as We Grow

Should You Homeschool Your Child(ren)

 

Should You Homeschool Your Children? Children need an education, but how they become educated solely depends on you, as the parent. You have a few different options. If you have the funds you could send your child to a private school or maybe even a boarding schoolChildren need an education, but how they become educated solely depends on you, as the parent. You have a few different options. If you have the funds you could send your child to a private school or maybe even a boarding school.

For people that can’t afford fancy schools for their kids, there is always public school. The public school system often gets a bad reputation, but plenty of smart people graduated from this system and went on to make great livings for themselves. And, you also have the option of homeschooling.

What’s Your Teaching Experience?

While you’re not required to have a Doctor of Education degree from Maryville University in order to teach your children at home, you do want to have some knowledge or at least some interest in, the things you will be teaching them. They still need to learn all of the things they would in a normal classroom if you expect them to be able to get a diploma.

If you’re an avid learner, then you can probably get away with being parent and teacher without any formal teaching experience. If you hated school and have no interest in the subjects taught there, then homeschooling may not be the best idea, or in the best interest of your child’s future.

Do You Have The Time?

If you work a full-time job. It’s likely you’re not going to have time to teach your children from home on top of that. You need to have the time to sit down with them and go over lessons, as well as the time to grade their homework. Homeschooling also means your kids are home more often than not.

You need to have some pretty good time management skills to homeschool your kids. Set a school day schedule, and stick with it. Even schedule in lunch and break times, just like there would be in a traditional school setting. This helps keep you all on track.

Why Do You Want To?

You also need to look at the reasoning why you want to homeschool your children, or why they want to be homeschooled. There could be a big reason; they suffer from an illness that keeps them out of school or the school system where you live just isn’t that great.

Just keep in mind that traditional schooling allows children to learn to relate to their peers. Make sure that your child is getting time with people their age. And don’t homeschool simply because your child is having friend issues at school or doesn’t like one of their teachers, since they are going to experience these issues throughout life and need to get used to dealing with people they don’t get along with!

Should You Homeschool Your Children? Children need an education, but how they become educated solely depends on you, as the parent. You have a few different options. If you have the funds you could send your child to a private school or maybe even a boarding school

Back to School Tips for Moms with Nature’s Harvest® Bread and Entenmann’s® Little Bites™

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School has been in session for a little over a week here in South Carolina. We are in our first full week of school and that means the kids have homework. As a stay at home mom I try to keep the family organized with everyone’s daily schedules including after school activities. I want to share some tips I am using this year to help with back to school.

  • Plan the night before! I am not sure how many times this one sentence can be expressed but it is so important. If you plan the night before your mornings can be less hectic. Teach kids how to lay out their own clothes and shoes or if they are younger let them help you. Most kids are eager to wear what they want, I know my three boys rather they pick out their clothes themselves.
  • Pack Backpacks and Lunchboxes the night before. When the kids are finished with homework teach them responsibility on packing all their school books into their backpacks the night before. I know many times when the boys were younger that I would find myself the next morning looking for a reading or math book because it wasn’t put in the backpack the night before. It really slows everyone down trying to get out the door on time and sets the mood for the morning.

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  • Packing lunches and snacks the night before is a real life saver. I’ve started planning over the weekend ideas for lunches and snacks as the boys tell me what they would like to have and I let them help me make sure their drinks, snacks and lunches are in their lunchboxes or if there is something that needs to be refrigerated then they can grab it in the morning to pack. Being able to pack a healthy lunch and snack isn’t always easy but with Nature’s Harvest® Bread and Entenmann’s® Little Bites™ Snacks can my family a lot. You can keep lunches easy and healthy at the same time.

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  • Have a routine for bedtime, mornings and afternoons. Putting the kids to bed at the same time every night really helps them get enough rest at night. In the mornings try to follow the same routine of getting them up at the same time. Afternoons, plan some outdoor fun after homework time, extra curricular activities they can participate in that works for everyone. Be sure their school work is still completed and routines are being enforced.
  • Keep dinner easy at night. You don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen at night preparing dinner. You’ve worked all day, have to help with homework, plan dinner ahead of time. Meal planners can easily be downloaded and printed to add to your kitchen. You can create one easily online or download one that’s available as it will save you time and your sanity. Here is a printable Weekly Meal Menu that I think you will enjoy.

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Or you can download it to your computer here

There are only so many hours in the day that we aren’t able to always get everything done. House work can wait as our kids are stay little for a while so take the time to have family time, whether it is after school, before dinner or after dinner. Always make the time and always ask them questions about their day. Be sure to always take a little time for yourself. Maybe 10-15 minutes before the kids wake in the mornings, after they head to school or even at night after you put them to bed. As busy parents we need a little break sometimes from our crazy schedules.

Share some of your back to school tips with us. We would love to hear them!

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Back to School Lunchboxes made easy with Nature’s Harvest® Breads and Entenmann’s® Little Bites™ Snacks

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I can’t believe Summer will officially be over for our family very soon. The boys will be heading back to school next week and I want to start thinking of ideas for their lunch boxes. When thinking of what I can pack in their lunchboxes it can be quite challenging because they each eat different things. Instead of packing the same ole lunch every day for three growing boys I have a few fun ideas to add to their lunch lists this year. While preparing my long weekly shopping list at Walmart I must add Nature’s Harvest® Bread and Entenmann’s® Little Bites™ Snacks because I want to make good nutritional choices I know the boys will enjoy. When shopping I let the boys each pick what they would like to include in their lunchboxes and this option goes a long way in including them because I know it’s what they want and will not go to waste.

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Nature’s Harvest Breads are baked with at least 8 grams of whole grains per serving, and without high fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors or colors. I can feel good about giving the boys Little Bites Snacks because they are perfectly packaged and made with real ingredients and no high fructose corn syrup or Trans Fat. These Little Bites are prefect because they are pre-portioned and taste great. The size is perfect for small hands and best of all they’re less messy and can be enjoyed anytime of the day, whether it’s at lunch time or snack time. I even love them because the boys can enjoy on the car ride home from school without me having to worry about the mess.

Here I tried different sandwiches the boys each wanted me to make. We have many more ideas to play around with before school starts.

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This is our little boy’s 1st day of school. To create him I simply used a gingerbread cookie cutter, ham, mayo, grapes, icing pens, Little Bites Snacks and your choice of Nature’s Harvest Bread. Of course, you can use any sandwich ingredient to create a little fella or little girl of your choosing.

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This is our peanut butter and jelly man. To create him you simply need Nature’s Harvest Bread of your choice, peanut butter & jelly, Little Bites Snacks of your choice, colored icing pens and grapes. This can be made using any sandwich ingredients.

To help get us all in a smooth back to school routine the boys lay their clothes out the night before, make sure everything is in their backpacks and the next morning they help me with preparing and packing their own lunches. When I involve them I find it much easier for all of us and it also helps to get everyone motivated in the mornings before we head to school.

What are some of your creative lunchbox ideas? I would love for you to share them with us!

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A List of Essential Stationery for Back to School

A List of Essential Stationery for Back to School

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Back-to-school season is upon us, and every parent is gearing up for the big day. Many schools will send you a back-to-school stationery list so that you can be sure to prepare your child. But if you are looking to get a head start on the shopping madness, read on. Here are some important stationery supplies that your child will not want to head back to school without.

Various Pens

At the top of every back-to-school list are the usual supplies needed for writing, drawing, and communicating on paper. There will be a variety of these that your child will need. Some of the necessary stationery supplies that fall into this category are No. 2 pencils, ballpoint pens, crayons, colored pencils, and highlighters. A pencil case or two is essential so that these supplies can be safely stored in their own place, without being lost or broken.

Paper

The next major category is that of paper. Some of your purchases should include paper such as ruled paper, loose leaf, spiral notebooks, construction paper, and post-it notes. If your child is in middle school or beyond, they may also need to add graph paper to the list.

Other Writing-Related Supplies

Although most classrooms have an electric pencil sharpener, it is a good idea for your child to have a simple, manual sharpener stored with their pencils and colored pencils. Also buy a small bottle or tape form of whiteout, so your child can easily correct mistakes. And do not forget a few erasers, as these tend to get easily lost and quickly used up.

Random Supplies

Your child will likely be asked to bring at least one binder to school. Depending on your child’s age, they may also be responsible for providing their own personal organizer that contains a school calendar. There will be many important dates throughout the school year and it can be a great learning experience for your child to take responsibility in this area.

A ruler is another essential for all ages. Each child should also have an appropriate style of scissors for their age. If your child is older, they will likely also need a calculator and a flash drive.

Personal Items

Make the beginning of the school year the time to replace your child’s old and worn out backpack. Be sure to find one that is the proper fit for your child so that they can wear it properly and not damage their back. If your child’s school utilizes lockers, you will likely need a combination lock to keep it secure. Let your child choose their own lunch box, to add some personal flair to lunchtimes.

Back-to-school lists can be extensive, but there is no need to fear them. Make back-to-school shopping a fun tradition that you both engage in together. Your child will remember it for years to come, even long after graduation.

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