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Pangaea Travel Brochure

LittleMan and I were reading one of his many dinosaur books when he noticed a map at the top corner of the page, a map of Pangaea.

Intrigued by the idea that the seven continents of the world all used to be one large super continent, LittleMan began to describe a story. He told of how he used the Wild Kratts’ time travel trampoline to jump back in time and see Pangaea for himself. I suggested that a lot of people might want to travel Pangaea as well, and that we could make travel brochures to advertise a tourist trip.

On Beyond Zombie Pangaea Travel Brochure (1)

For this project we used construction paper, crayons, a map of Pangaea, and our imaginations. (more…)

Spiderman Patterning

At a recent trip to Dollar Tree, we spied a set of Spiderman stampers in their seasonal Valentines aisle. I wasn’t quite sure what we’d use them for but I knew they’d come in useful and be fun to play with so I picked up a set for LittleMan.

That evening, there was a Odd Squad episode on TV about patterns. Viola! I knew what to do with the Spiderman stampers: a simple and fun patterning exercise.

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DIY Wild Kratts LEGO Set

If you didn’t know already, I *LOVE* LEGO. I think LEGO products are a fantastic and fun way to learn through play.

So, because I already love LEGO, it isn’t that hard for my children to convince me to buy them a new LEGO set.

Which has obviously resulted in a massive LEGO bricks collection.

Wild Kratts LEGO (1)

Pictured above is about 1/6 of LittleMan’s LEGO bricks. So maybe his collection is getting just a tiny bit out of hand. (more…)

Comic Book Sight Word Search

Like many geek homes with small children, we have a few old, tattered graphic novels and comic books and such laying about.

LittleMan can manage a level 1 or level 2 early reader on his own, sometimes even level 3 depending on the publisher’s standards of easy readers (every publisher is different), however he can’t quite manage these graphic novels on his own. Really, he just enjoys the art work and having us read it aloud to him.

Comic Book Sight Word Spot (1) (more…)

New Year’s Resolutions for Geeks

Welcome back to the On Beyond Zombie Linky Party and also, Happy New Year!

We all know the typical New Year’s resolutions: Eat healthier. Exercise more. Organize your house. Kick a bad habit. Save some money.
Things that are all well and good but we all know very few people will still be working those resolutions on February 1st. Still it is human nature to want to improve one’s self and the new year seems like as good an excuse as any to give it a go.

Geeky New Year's Resolutions

As geeks raising the next generation of geeklings, our goals might vary a bit from the average person. (more…)

Free Printable Gallifreyan Writing Christmas Paper Chain

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.

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DIY Gallifreyan Writing Christmas Ornament

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…)

Free Printable Gallifreyan Holiday Activity Mats

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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