Download these free PDFs for a ready-made activity

Let’s Get Environmental: A Rainbow of Ways to Help Our Planet: Activities and resources to encourage and support kids in protecting the earth.

Take It Outside! A Nature Expedition Packet: Head off for a day of exploration, from planning to observing to answering questions about the surrounding environment

The Art of Nature: A small take-along packet with pencil sketches to add art or observations to on a day out exploring

Animal Packet: Research native and invasive animal species in your area and learn how local populations are doing, how they live, and what they need

Plant Packet: Now go off to explore your local flora (and fungi!) in a similar way

Ocean Adventure: Find an outline to dive into an ocean-based unit study, including a book list, project ideas, and pages to guide and inspire your explorations.

Scientific Method: Use this standard yet open-ended format to explore and experiment with the world around you.

Life Skills Math Game: Work your way through a month using real-life math applications and try to save more than anyone else!

Roll With It: A quick art game for the whole family when you need a break from bookwork

Word Medley: Use words in Mad Libs-style learning games and exercises

Story Prompts: A page of beginning sentences to get the creative juices going

Style That Sentence!: Begin with a simple sentence and then craft increasingly elaborate versions to play with tone and style

The Extraschooling 7-Day Four C’s Challenge: Take a little time to roll a few of these questions and ideas around and see where they lead you

Learning Scavenger Hunt: Have a little fun creating a loose structure that invites kids to explore in an interest-led way.

Destination: Curiosity – an adventure card to map out field trips, special interests, deep dives, special plans, and more.

Personalized Learning Map: A simple planning packet for you and your child to use when looking forward for the week, month, or season

Merry Days of Kindness: Spread some holiday cheer with ornaments to cut, color and hang for every kind act committed this Christmas season.

Find colorful fold-&-go card designs here for kids to print and personalize!

Want more? Don’t forget that the Little Green Hill series comes with a 30-page download as well – and is currently free with Kindle Unlimited!



Who am I? Foremost, the lucky momma of an amazing boy. To be perfectly honest, I am less his teacher than he is my inspiration - I have learned at least as much from him in the last eight years as he has from me. I am an old-timer at heart; I'd rather live on a farm, garden, crochet, and raise my kid out in the sun than anything else. I'm a bit of a technological dinosaur, more geared toward life where you can get your hands dirty and have some fun exploring, learning, and growing. I'm a homeschooled, homeschooling single parent with a passion for my son, nature, and the simple life. I am not here to pretend I know it all or lay out the research or provide a step-by-step game plan. I hope to encourage and inspire families to join in the journey of learning together - and have the fun that life is supposed to be made of along the way. Happy exploring!

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