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Activities and Games for Active Homeschoolers and Classroom Teachers
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Frog Hibernation

Frog Hibernation | Hands-on Learning | Scoop.it
Do frogs hibernate? Where do frogs go when the weather gets extreme? What do frogs do in the winter when ponds and lakes freeze over? What happens when frog ponds dry up in summer heat? Where do the frogs go?
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Did you know that frogs hibernate during the summer and during droughts as well as during the winter? http://www.squidoo.com/frog-hibernation

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Burrows for Easter Bunny Storage

Burrows for Easter Bunny Storage | Hands-on Learning | Scoop.it
It's not only wild rabbits that seem to multiply. Stuffed Easter Bunnies seem to breed like rabbits as well. My daughter is about to receive yet another stuffed Easter Bunny. Sure she loves them.
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When the Easter Bunnies come to your house will they have a home? Stuffed animal storage... http://www.squidoo.com/stuffed-animal-storage
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Mothering Magazine

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How excited I was when I became pregnant with my first child. I began to read voraciously anything I could get my hands on about mothering and how to care for babies. I found magazines about parenting, child rearing and bottle feeding.
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Mothering Magazine: my favorite magazine to support my beliefs in raising children naturally... http://www.squidoo.com/mothering-magazine

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Frog Unit Study: Hopping to Learn

Frog Unit Study: Hopping to Learn | Hands-on Learning | Scoop.it
The frogs are hopping with the excitement of learning with this frog themed unit study. You will find dozens of ideas, resources, and activities for both classroom teachers as well as homeschool families.
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Frogs and tadpoles join together to help children learn to read, write and cypher. Come on down to the frog pond to learn all about frogs. Sing frog songs, listen to frog calls, and learn to hop like a toad...

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Llama Unit Study

Llama Unit Study | Hands-on Learning | Scoop.it
Let's learn about llamas, the camel cousins of South America! Llamas are tall, have wool that can be spun into yarn, can be used as beasts of burden, and have become quite popular in North America.
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Let's learn about llamas! Sing the Llama Llama Duck Song while learning to read. Make llama, llama, duck math patterns. What is it about that double l at the beginning and where do llamas come from? It's Llama time! http://www.squidoo.com/llama-unit-study

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Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? | Hands-on Learning | Scoop.it
How do you feel about Gray Wolves? What do you know about wolves in general?
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Are you afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Come learn about wolves both endangered and fictional. Hands-on learning with wolves http://www.squidoo.com/graywolves

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Jane Edwards's comment, January 26, 2013 5:03 AM
Wolves are gorgeous; they hold great fascination for me
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Woodchucks Under the Porch

Woodchucks Under the Porch | Hands-on Learning | Scoop.it
Woodchucks chuck wood and Groundhogs determine the coming of spring. They eat your garden, dig holes under the porch but look adorable when they are first born and start to venture out of their dens.
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Come celebrate Groundhog Day with fun hands-on learning activities. Watch the baby woodchucks pop in and out as you learn to count. Make groundhog puppets. What is the difference between a woodchuck and a groundhog? Come recite the Woodchuck tongue twister...

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Verbs: What ARE You Doing?

Verbs: What ARE You Doing? | Hands-on Learning | Scoop.it
No matter where or when, verbs are action words. They tell what we are doing, what's happening, or how we are.
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Verbs at recess time. Children learn that verbs are at work even at recess time.

 

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Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? | Hands-on Learning | Scoop.it
How do you feel about Gray Wolves? What do you know about wolves in general?
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Hands-on learning activities for learning about wolves both the endangered gray wolves as well as the fairytale kind.

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What is Squidoo?

What is Squidoo? | Hands-on Learning | Scoop.it

Ever wondered about Squidoo? What can Squidoo do for you? Come learn how to make money, add pizazz, increase traffic!

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Big Bad Wolf Costumes

Big Bad Wolf Costumes | Hands-on Learning | Scoop.it

The Big Bad Wolf knocked on Granny's door, put on her nightgown and cap and climbed into her bed. Another day, the Big Bad Wolf huffs and puffs and blows down the houses of the Three Little Pigs. These costumes will help children act out stories of The Big Bad Wolf...

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A House for a Fairy!

A House for a Fairy! | Hands-on Learning | Scoop.it
Fairy Houses reflect the four seasons. There are fairy houses for spring, summer, autumn and winter. Which is your fairy's favorite season? Come learn how to create fairy houses. Make a springtime fairy house with pastel greens.
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A fairy house tucked away in your garden or along a woodland path is a delight to visiting guests...

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Alligator Pie Unit Study

Alligator Pie Unit Study | Hands-on Learning | Scoop.it
Alligator Pie is a great poem for introducing the alligator theme. Use it in a reading chart and then go on to learn about the alligators. Alligators bring us eye to eye with the watery, muddy world of the swamp.
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Slog on down to the swamp to learn about alligators... http://www.squidoo.com/swamp

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Lemons

Lemons | Hands-on Learning | Scoop.it
Oh to grow a lemon tree! In Costa Rica we had a lemon tree in our yard. How delicious to pick a lemon and squeeze it into lemonade. We cooked lemon slices with our chicken and froze lemon gilatto for desert.
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Squeeze a lemon and learn to read with this exciting new unit study all about lemons...  http://www.squidoo.com/lemon-trees

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Roll the Dice Math Games!

Roll the Dice Math Games! | Hands-on Learning | Scoop.it
Many homeschooling families find math to be their most difficult subject to teach. Many of us had bad experiences as children learning math.
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Kids struggling with math? Come discover fun, dice games that incidentally help children memorize their math facts. http://www.squidoo.com/dice-games

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This is a great gift idea

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Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? | Hands-on Learning | Scoop.it
How do you feel about Gray Wolves? What do you know about wolves in general?
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Woodchuck Math for Groundhog Day!

Woodchuck Math for Groundhog Day! | Hands-on Learning | Scoop.it
The woodchucks are busy getting ready for Groundhog Day and all around the classroom the children are busy creating stories, doing science projects and researching facts about woodchucks. Math time is no exception.
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Come learn math for Groundhog Day! Watch the woodchuck babies scoot in and out of their burrow while learning basic math facts. Learn about weights and measures. How many groundhogs long is the room you are in right now? Make a beanbag woodchuck and feel just how much a groundhog really weights. ...

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Martin Luther King

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What kinds of hands- on activities can we do to teach children about Martin Luther King, Jr? Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream that children of all colors would be friends, have equal opportunities and be treated fairly.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Celebrate MLK Day with Hands-on Learning Activities for Classrooms and Homeschoolers. http://www.squidoo.com/martin-luther-king

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Beaver Unit Study

Beaver Unit Study | Hands-on Learning | Scoop.it
Paddy the Beaver knew perfectly well that he would have visitors just as soon as he began to build his dam. He expected a lot of them.
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Beaver Unit Study - Don't dam up the learning, come explore the world of the beavers. Hands-on lessons to help your children learn...

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Floppy Doppy, My Favorite Baby Doll

Floppy Doppy, My Favorite Baby Doll | Hands-on Learning | Scoop.it
Floppy Doppy was the first baby doll I ever owned. She was not a new doll and did not come wrapped in fancy paper nor was she tied with a bow. She came in a box of hand- me- down clothes from my cousins.
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Children learn how to become parents caring for baby dolls when they are toddlers. Choose the perfect baby doll for your toddler...

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Penmanship: The Art of Teaching Handwriting

Penmanship: The Art of Teaching Handwriting | Hands-on Learning | Scoop.it

Holding her hand over mine, guiding me in forming the letters, my first grade teacher taught me to write. We wrote on green lined paper with dotted lines down the middle and when each letter was perfect we were allowed to write them on white paper. 

 

This article is an amazingly complete collection of hands-on activities for teaching and practicing cursive letters. Many of these activities could easily be adapted to teaching print . Come learn how to teach cursive...

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