On Beyond Zombie Linky Party #13

All this month I’m going to be sharing with you crafts and activities that I’ve made with some custom Gallifreyan writing which I got from Applique Geek. Applique Geek has something for every fandom so be sure to check them out and let them know Suzy Homeschooler sent you.

Last week we shared an idea to create Gallifreyan writing ornaments for your tree, the week before that we shared some free printable Gallifreyan Writing Activity Mats, this week we’ll be sharing another free printable of Gallifreyan writing which promotes fine motor skills and can also be used to decorate your home and tree for Christmas.

For this project you’ll need our free printable (download below), a printer with black ink, some cardstock or other thick printing paper, scissors, and a stapler.

Free Printable Gallifreyan Writing Paper Chain (more…)

My Open-Door Policy

I have a rule for myself, I never turn away a child unless I absolutely have to.

Our neighborhood is full of children who come and go with seemingly minimal adult supervision. Many of these children wind up in my yard or my house, and I have gone out of my way to make sure they know they are always welcome. I buy animal crackers in bulk. I always have enough paint brushes and LEGOs to share. I make my home a safe and fun place to be, not just for my children but for their friends as well. I joke that I am the unofficial babysitter for the neighborhood and the truth is, I like it that way.

My Open Door Policy

This can be stressful. At times it tries my patience and strains my budget. But I have reasons for this rule and, as long as I remind myself of those reasons, my desire to do the right thing outweighs my excuses not to. (more…)

On Beyond Zombie Linky Party #12

All this month I’m going to be sharing with you crafts and activities that I’ve made with some custom Gallifreyan writing which I got from Applique Geek. Applique Geek has something for every fandom so be sure to check them out and let them know Suzy Homeschooler sent you.

Last week we shared some free printable Gallifreyan Writing Activity Mats, this week we’ll be sharing another free printable of Gallifreyan writing, along with some ideas to make Gallifreyan writing ornaments for your tree.

For our first ornament idea you’ll need our free printable (which you can download below) and some pipe cleaners, I used white.

Doctor Who Gallifreyan Writing Ornaments (1) (more…)

Roominate Studio Review

Disclosure: I was sent a Roominate Studio play set to write this review. All thoughts offered in this review are my own.

As most parents know, getting more girls interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) is a hot button issue right now. The need for females in these fields of study is obvious, the path to getting more women scientists and women engineers is less obvious. Many newer products are trying to entice the younger generation’s interest with STEM toys which are specially designed to appeal to young girls. One such product is the Roominate Studio, just one of several Roominate play sets on the market today. Roominate was designed by two female engineers, you can read more about how their product came to be on their website.

Roominate Review (1) (more…)

STEM Saturday: 2D vs 3D Gum Drop Shapes

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This week my STEM Saturday co-hosts and I are doing something a little bit different, we’ve decided to have a theme to our posts (more…)

On Beyond Zombie Linky Party #11

Welcome back to the On Beyond Zombie Linky Party! We took a week off for Thanksgiving, now we’re back and we’re gearing up for Christmas. All this month I’m going to be sharing with you crafts and activities that I’ve made with some custom Gallifreyan writing which I got from Applique Geek. Applique Geek has something for every fandom so be sure to check them out and let them know Suzy Homeschooler sent you.

Free Printable Doctor Who Mats

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Gross Motor Christmas Activities for Parties or Homeschool Group

We are members of a couple different local homeschool groups. One of our groups meets monthly for “gym day” which is basically just a time when the children can run off some energy with their peers in a safe, enclosed area. Of course free play is encouraged on gym days but we also supply activities to entertain the children. Because gym days are a monthly event, we try to keep supplies and prep time to a minimum. This month was December so we planned a Christmas theme to our activities.

Gym Day Christmas (more…)

Geeky Gift Guides

Geeky Gift Guide

The holiday season is upon us and with it all the fun and the stress of gift giving.

If you happen to be a non-geek shopping for a geek, or even if you are a geek and your loved one is just of a different fandom than yourself, we’ve got you covered.  (more…)

Geeky Christmas DIYs and a MEGA CASH GIVEAWAY

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Geeky Christmas DIYs and MEGA CASH GIVEAWAY

Something about Christmas time always seems to bring the geeks out of the woodwork (or away from their game consoles, which ever the case may be). Perhaps it is the Doctor Who Christmas special we wait [im]patiently for, or perhaps it is the stack of brand new fantasy books we know we’ll find under the tree on Christmas morn. In any case there is no shortage of geeks catching the Christmas spirit and finding unique ways to make their holidays reflect who they are. (more…)

STEM Saturday: Sledding with Newton’s Laws

Ever since the first bit of powder hit the ground, my children have been unable to go day without sledding down the hill in our backyard at least once, if not continually for several hours. But all this outdoor play, all this connection with nature, it isn’t just physical exercise. And it isn’t just good for morale either. It is a true opportunity for hands-on learning.
You see, children are better able to grasp new concepts when they have experienced them first hand.
And sledding just happens to be an excellent way to experience Newton’s Laws of Motion.

Sledding with Newton's Laws

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