Hands-on Homeschool Blog Carnival

by Jimmie Lanley on October 10, 2011

Welcome to the October 10, 2011 edition of the Hands-on Homeschool Blog Carnival. I am pleased to be hosting this idea-packed assortment of hands-on learning.

Kelly @ The Homeschool Co-op presents Hands-On Homeschooling: Tiny Terrariums (pictured above) posted at The Homeschool Co-op.

Mary grosses us out but endears her boys forever with Science Sunday – Phony Poop posted at Winecup Christian Academy.

Nadene of PracticalPages shares two great posts:

  1. Paper Toys Model for Busy Hands –Paper models made during read alouds have made History narrations richer and fun!
  2. Tunnel Books Made our Narration 3 Dimensional!–Using tunnel books to illustrate narrations is easier than it looks!

Kim Bennett shows off a combination of science and nature study with A Child’s Garden: Feeding the Birds: An Experiment (or Two…) posted at A Child’s Garden.

momtobe0520 demonstrates an Israel salt-dough map! {gluten free version} posted at Bugs, Knights, and Turkeys in the Yard.

Serfronya presents Bird Unit Study: Free and Fun Ways to Learn About Birds posted at Cookie’s Domain.

Nikki Olivier, who blogs at Our Journey in Him discusses an important topic and shares her tips at How do you encourage creativity? She says, “You may not be a craft and arts person, but it doesn’t mean that your children need to miss out on creative activities”

Don’t miss Helen’s very fun craft based on a classic nursery rhyme –The Old Lady Who Lived In A Shoe over at Creating and Educating. It’s amazing!

Kathy Vincent presents Pop 10: A Super Bible School Activity for Learning the 10 Commandments posted at Scripture Lady.

Maureen Sklaroff presents “B” and Beach Animal Studies posted at Homeschool Mo.

Cristi shares a potpourri of hands-on ideas in her post at Through the Calm and Through the Storm called A bit of homeschool fun.

Karyn Tripp shows a clever way to practice handwriting in Creative Writing posted at Teach Beside Me.

Jamerrill Stewart is giving away a Free Literature Based Civil War Study to subscribers of her blog Holy Spirit-led Homeschooling.

Heather MarineCorpsNomads is also giving a freebie — a printable Latin Vocabulary Review Game posted at Marine Corps Nomads.

Pamela Jorrick presents Relaxing Family Yoga…. Well….Not Really posted at Blah, Blah, Blog.


What a full carnival! Thank you to all the writers who submitted articles. Please submit your blog article to the next edition of Hands-on Homeschool Blog Carnival using the carnival submission form.  Past posts and future hosts can be found at the blog carnival index page.

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Cheryl in MA October 15, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Jimmie the carnival looks fabulous! Thanks so much for hosting this month, I can’t wait to go check everything out!


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