## Exponent Work for Homeschool Math

Playing with Doubles in Cellular Biology In our last block, cellular biology, we ran across something in our reading that talked about how some bacteria are able to double every 20 minutes. I thought to myself, “That would be some fun math for the day.” I scrapped my previous math plans, and wrote a few…

## Sorting and Comparing Fractions

Three Fraction Activities That Will Give a Number Sense for Fractions. This week I’m giving you… Hello There! Welcome to The Beauty of Play. This post is for my subscription members. I currently have two subscriptions: One for all things homeschooling and another for all things math.You can learn more about them  at https://thebeautyofplay.com/membership/ ….

## pH Rainbows, Probability and Tricky Hydrogen

A Homeschool Science Lesson about pH, Concentration of the Hydronium Ion, and Logarithmic Scales. A pH lesson may be my very favorite lessons. It has all the best things – math, science, and rainbows. This lesson was a two day process, but I’ve been subtly leading us here for a while, on the math side…

Sharing My Family’s Favorite Tradition with You Some time ago when my children were much smaller… Hello There! Welcome to The Beauty of Play. This post is for my subscription members. I currently have two subscriptions: One for all things homeschooling and another for all things math.You can learn more about them  at https://thebeautyofplay.com/membership/ ….

## Making Hominy

Making a Common Food for our Native American Studies Corn. It’s the center of the indigenous world in north America. As I researched various nations of native peoples across the United States for the beginning of our native American block, several consistent, unifying concepts kept coming into place. Impressions like reciprocity, the moon, and its…

## Vedic Multiplication

Recently I had someone ask me if Vedic Multiplication, that is taught with my guide in year 3 of Mu… Hello There! Welcome to The Beauty of Play. This post is for my subscription members. I currently have two subscriptions: One for all things homeschooling and another for all things math.You can learn more about…

A Hand Craft to Accompany our Study of Native America I often pair handcrafts with our history lessons. This keeps little hands busy while we are listening to our lessons and helps us to retain our lessons more easily. One of the many handcrafts that I chose for our Native American block last year was…

## Charlotte Mason Style Art Study

One of the things that we use from the Charlotte Mason pedagogy, particularly paired with history, … Hello There! Welcome to The Beauty of Play. This post is for my subscription members. I currently have two subscriptions: One for all things homeschooling and another for all things math.You can learn more about them  at https://thebeautyofplay.com/membership/&#8230;

## An Introduction to History Analysis and Essay Form

Using Comparison and Continuity and Change over Time for Homeschool Writing This is the second year of US History. If you don’t know, we start with world history with the Ancients and move chronologically through elementary school. In middle school we start with US History. Last year, we spent the year on the Indigenous peoples…

## Using Eratosthenes Sieve to Explore Prime Numbers

Eratosthenes’ Sieve is a method of finding prime numbers by eliminating multiples of numbers in the… Hello There! Welcome to The Beauty of Play. This post is for my subscription members. I currently have two subscriptions: One for all things homeschooling and another for all things math.You can learn more about them  at https://thebeautyofplay.com/membership/ ….

## Ice Cream Flavor Permutations

Join us as we explore a fun math activity to introduce the factorial function for homeschooling. skip to video We are getting ready to study some probability and statistics for our seventh grade math, and I thought I’d start out with a review of permutations that we’ve done before. This was a fun little exercise…

## Making Tea with your Kids

The weather has started to cool off here bringing with it fires, sweaters, and hot mugs of tea. Tea… Hello There! Welcome to The Beauty of Play. This post is for my subscription members. I currently have two subscriptions: One for all things homeschooling and another for all things math.You can learn more about them…

## A Microscope Lab

Learning How to Use a Microscope as an Intro to Biology for our Homeschooling As part of our Intro to Biology Block for seventh grade, we are doing quite a bit of work with the microscope. One of the labs was learning about the microscope and viewing various things that we collected under the microscope….

## Using Game Points for Math

Who thought regular games could be used for math? Of course, I did. Some games point system for kee… Hello There! Welcome to The Beauty of Play. This post is for my subscription members. I currently have two subscriptions: One for all things homeschooling and another for all things math.You can learn more about them…

## Copy Work

A Valuable Tool for Language Arts, Retention, Reading and Comprehension in our Homeschooling Toolbo… Hello There! Welcome to The Beauty of Play. This post is for my subscription members. I currently have two subscriptions: One for all things homeschooling and another for all things math.You can learn more about them  at https://thebeautyofplay.com/membership/ .  If you…

## Overview of Factoring

An Exploration to its Relationship to Multiplication and Division This week I’m touching on fact… Hello There! Welcome to The Beauty of Play. This post is for my subscription members. I currently have two subscriptions: One for all things homeschooling and another for all things math.You can learn more about them  at https://thebeautyofplay.com/membership/ .  If…

## Spinning with a Drop Spindle

Early Colonial Crafts for our Homeschool Handcrafts for our US History We’ve just started our first history block of the year for US History. The block will cover early colonialization. To go along with this block, I’ve chosen a few early colonial skills needed to serve as our handcrafts. The first one is spinning fiber….

## The Silly Sentence Game

My Favorite Way to Play with Grammar and Language in our Homeschooling I just want to say that I… Hello There! Welcome to The Beauty of Play. This post is for my subscription members. I currently have two subscriptions: One for all things homeschooling and another for all things math.You can learn more about them…

## Gattegno’s Place Value

Making a Place in Homeschool Math for Place Value Gattegno’s chart is an intuitive way to look a… Hello There! Welcome to The Beauty of Play. This post is for my subscription members. I currently have two subscriptions: One for all things homeschooling and another for all things math.You can learn more about them  at…

## Home Systems that Help Support Us in Homeschooling

Introduction When the house is in total disarray, I personally find it difficult to homeschool. … Hello There! Welcome to The Beauty of Play. This post is for my subscription members. I currently have two subscriptions: One for all things homeschooling and another for all things math.You can learn more about them  at https://thebeautyofplay.com/membership/ ….

## Place Value Go Fish

Place Value Go Fish is a game that I first saw Denise Haskins, the author of the book, L… Hello There! Welcome to The Beauty of Play. This post is for my subscription members. I currently have two subscriptions: One for all things homeschooling and another for all things math.You can learn more about them  at…

## Wet Felting an Autumn Garland

I am over here dreaming about Autumn though it is the hottest part of summer here in North Florida … Hello There! Welcome to The Beauty of Play. This post is for my subscription members. I currently have two subscriptions: One for all things homeschooling and another for all things math.You can learn more about…

## Choosing a Microscope for Your Homeschool

Magnification, Resolution, Lenses – We’re Going to Chat about it All. Hello there, Friend,  Let’s talk Microscopes!  This is a question that I get quite regularly, especially when there is any story or picture that has us doing microscope work. The question usually is, “Do you like your microscope? Would you recommend it?”  The short answer…

## An Overview of Multiplication

Looking at the Progression of Multiplication from Skip Counting in Quality of Number all the Way to… Hello There! Welcome to The Beauty of Play. This post is for my subscription members. I currently have two subscriptions: One for all things homeschooling and another for all things math.You can learn more about them  at https://thebeautyofplay.com/membership/&#8230;

## Language Arts Overview

An Overview of our Language Arts through the years of our Homeschooling Journey There is so much… Hello There! Welcome to The Beauty of Play. This post is for my subscription members. I currently have two subscriptions: One for all things homeschooling and another for all things math.You can learn more about them  at https://thebeautyofplay.com/membership/&#8230;

## Using Monopoly for Math

The Different Ways that You Can Use the Game Monopoly to Get in a Little Math Practice in your Home… Hello There! Welcome to The Beauty of Play. This post is for my subscription members. I currently have two subscriptions: One for all things homeschooling and another for all things math.You can learn more about…

## Sewing a Pumpkin Patch

A Simple Hand Sewing Project for your Homeschool Read Alouds or Lessons Handcrafts have been… Hello There! Welcome to The Beauty of Play. This post is for my subscription members. I currently have two subscriptions: One for all things homeschooling and another for all things math.You can learn more about them  at https://thebeautyofplay.com/membership/ .  If…

## Healing Math Trauma

Including Non-Conventional Math Activities as Part or All of your Homeschooling Math Curriculum … Hello There! Welcome to The Beauty of Play. This post is for my subscription members. I currently have two subscriptions: One for all things homeschooling and another for all things math.You can learn more about them  at https://thebeautyofplay.com/membership/ .  If you…

## Putting together a History Block

My Process when Composing a Waldorf-style History Block – hint, we use a lot of Charlotte Mason too… Hello There! Welcome to The Beauty of Play. This post is for my subscription members. I currently have two subscriptions: One for all things homeschooling and another for all things math.You can learn more about them  at…

## Rooibos Rainbow Tea Activity

A sensory math activity for homeschooling. Not only is making tea a wonderful sensory activit… Hello There! Welcome to The Beauty of Play. This post is for my subscription members. I currently have two subscriptions: One for all things homeschooling and another for all things math.You can learn more about them  at https://thebeautyofplay.com/membership/ .  If…