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# Family Activity Materials - Homeschooling and Parents

Family activity planners provide parents, homeschoolers with learning activities for kids to do at home during summer and throughout the year. Materials including posters, reading lists, crafts, word puzzles, coloring pages, journals, and more.

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• Brief reading comprehension, math and direction-following exercises with a crayon theme.
• A realistic fiction story, and great testing practice! This reading comprehension would make a good opening for talking about friends, peer pressure, fitting in...
• Use this simple bar graph to determine how many trash items (categorized by type) were picked up.
• Fun collage activity instruction and list of materials needed.
• Keep track of things with this simple journal form. (Today is... I...)
• "Frank ran down to the beach." Realistic fiction followed by multiple choice comprehension questions.
• Use this colorful form to let Dad know how special he is. Students start with a word that begins with D, A, and D. Great for Father's Day.
• A short reading comprehension selection about fires in the home is followed by 3 multiple choice questions and 5 questions that require brief written responses.

• Predict whether an object will float or sink. Students make and test hypotheses with this simple experiment. Includes detailed instructions and pages for recording predictions and results.
• "My family goes to the lake every summer in July." A realistic fiction reading comprehension.

• Instructions for performing an experiment to learn about evaporation.
• Write an acrostic poem about the flag. With a picture to color.
• Cut out the six school items and paste them on the matching squares on the board. Print out two copies to create a matching game.
• Cut out the six school items and paste them on the matching squares on the board.
• Whether or not you're actually at the beach, these fun activity pages are sure to get youngsters in a beach-y mood! Includes word search, word unscramble, writing prompt, and much more.
• This mini-unit features plenty of practice for rounding to whole numbers. Common Core: 4.NBT.A.3
• Two conversion charts: Metric to US and US to Metric.
• This unit is a great enhancement to a nutrition lesson, and also works well as a "stand alone". Based on the 2005 food pyramid guide, and featuring imaginative writing prompts, real-life nutrition analysis, graphing, and more.
• Using small squares of colored paper, student paste the paper to the stick figure template. Each student's work will reflect their likes and personalities.
• This form enables students to track titles and authors of what they read. Narrower lines and a cute graphic of children reading under a tree.
• Six fun pages with pictures to color and space to write a short story.
• Record the height, weight, and age of a student.
• A rebus story of activities at the beach with word recognition matching activity and yes no answer questions.
• Colorful game board: Reinforces use of the words "go", "to", and "the".
• Paper bag puppet. Perfect for Fire Safety Month!

• A simple form for interviewing a grandparent. Works well as part of a "family" unit or as a stand-alone project. Works well with our abcWorkshop online.
• Use four of the five senses to explore the community, tracking what can be seen, heard, smelled, and felt throughout a neighborhood on this handy chart.
• Open-ended comprehension questions and prompts to go with Dick Gackenbach's tale of three trees: one used for material, one a Christmas tree, and one left in the forest. A great Earth Day tie-in.
• Solar energy, wind energy, geothermal energy, hydropower, and biomass energy.
• Pitching an ideal summer is more than just pitching a tent... this unit takes students through a step-by-step planning and "pitch" of an ideal summer vacation, including needs assessment, time management, cost analysis, writing a persuasive letter, and more.
• A four-part project, easily tailored to the time and interest of the students, for researching, planning, designing, and presenting the ultimate theme park.
• Fun school pictures and words make these flashcards useful for school activities.
• Introduce the children to a community helper and the way that person helps the community. Sort a variety of pictures to match each occupation. (Use alone or with other Community Helpers in this series)
• "The children are getting on the bus." Choose the sentence that best describes the picture.
• This game reviews the rules of bicycle safety, within the framework of a fun board game. Includes directions, gameboard and game cards.
• This game reviews the rules of fire safety, within the framework of a fun board game. Includes directions, gameboard and game cards.
• Match images of fruits and vegetables with proper word.
• Spin the wheel and advance to the corresponding shape. This colorful castle-themed game is a fun way to master basic shapes.
• This handy table form enables students to track what they are reading and how much, and also develops summary skills. One form is with graphics, one without.