Fun Lesson Ideas

Make a Family Tree



A rewarding and fun project to do with the kids is to make a family tree.

It’s good for teaching history.

Our kids found out that they had a convict past and that their family were some of the pioneers in the Southern Highlands district of NSW.

Family Tree Instructions

You will need a large piece of cardboard to make the family tree. Alternatively you could ...

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Grammar Lessons Online Using Fun Songs

Grammar lessons online can be fun if you find the right ones. I went to YouTube for resources to help me teach a few concepts.

Here are three YouTube videos that we enjoyed.

This first one is hysterical. It has got to be homeschool boys!  They spelt modify as motify but hey! they’re rappers so I can forgive them since the tune is so catchy.


Then there is this lovely video about Prepositions.



And today’s lesson ...

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Wombat Stew Activities- Literature Unit Study

Australian Literature Unit Study

If you like Five In A Row (FIAR) then you will find this literature unit study a good way to use this iconic Australian picture book.

Wombat Stew Activities

For more Australian literature unit studies see Australian Book Traveller.

Wombat Stew

Author: Marcia Vaughan

Illustrator: Pamela Lofts

© 1984

Story Summary: One day a dingo catches a wombat by the billabong. The ...

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A Bush Calendar – December Nature Walk

A Bush Calendar

I wrote this after a nature walk in December. It was only a short drive from our home but I nearly gave up and went home in disgust.

A Real Life Drama – The Nature Walk to the Lily Pond

‘Hey kids, after lunch we’re going on a nature walk.’ I announce with enthusiasm. 

The kids reply in monotone, ‘Great!’

Not the response I ...

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Nature Appreciation November Journal

Nature Journal November

“Let them once get in touch with nature and a habit is formed which will be a source of delight and habit through life.” Charlotte Mason

Nature Appreciation With Your Kids

We have been nature journaling regularly for three years now and I can see the benefits. All of my children have become aware of their surroundings and ...

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