Category Archives: Literacy

How to Train Your Dragon Fan Club Games and Activities

My son and I are HUGE fans of the How to Train Your Dragon book series. Last year when the 12th and final book came out, we celebrated by putting together a HTTYD Fan Club where all the local fans could get together and bond over their shared interest in the books.

How to Train Your Dragon Fan Club Games and Activities from Suzy Homeschooler

We created a lot of fun activities and games for fan club members to enjoy, and we want to share them with you. (more…)

How to Train Your Dragon Bridge to Asgard Game

LittleMan was playing with our sight word Jenga blocks when I got the idea for this game.

How to Train Your Dragon, Bridge to Asgard game (1)

It is essentially Jenga, but each block has a word on it related to the How to Train Your Dragon book series: names of characters, places, dragon species, etc..

Players take turns pulling a block and discussing the word on it. This gives them an opportunity to review plot points, debate ideas, and generally just gives them a conversation starter related to the books.


Sight Word Hangman

One of the best ways to get children excited to learn is to make learning into a game.

They can never get enough sight word practice so any way we can work sight words into a game, the better. Sight word Candyland, sight word Jenga, sight word catch- you name it, we’ve added sight words to it.

Most recently we’ve been playing sight word hangman.

Free Printable Sight Word Hangman Packs (1)  (more…)

Rainbow Scratch Handwriting Practice

I am always on the look out for fun ways the kids can practice their basic skills.

Because, lets face it, handwriting can get so dull.

So when I saw some Melissa & Doug Rainbow Scratch Art Boards at the shop, I just knew that the whimsical colors and the novelty of scratching off a letter would be an absolute hit with SunnyGirl.

Rainbow Scratch Handwriting Practice (2)  (more…)

All About Super Me Book


Our local homeschool group has a monthly gathering during the autumn/winter/spring months which we refer to as “gym day.” The primary purpose of these gym days are social, though we try to provide the children with many gross motor activities and a few crafts. One such craft for our most recent super hero themed gym day was to write and illustrate an All About Super Me book.

Super Hero Crafts Free Printable All About Super Me Book


On Beyond Zombie, How-To Geekify Any Picture Book

When I first hosted the ABCs of Raising Well-Rounded Geeklings in March of 2014, I felt saddened at the end of the series. I had written about 26 different topics of geeky interest but that was barely even the tip of the iceburg! I knew I wanted to continue to talk about geeky parenting and so I created the On Beyond Zombie series, a weekly linky party dedicated to all things geek-parenting related.

Z is for On Beyond Zombie  (more…)