Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Home School Ideas: Reusable Activity Books

One of my favorite ways to help prepare my little ones for school and to encourage the kids in school is using little notebooks and worksheets to practice concepts. It's been a while since I have worked on certain things with the youngest kids and I thought I'd share some of my favorite ways to keep the kids learning that is both inexpensive and convenient. 

I love things that are cheap and nearly free! The Dollar Tree has some great activity books of course they are only $1.00.

Here is one of my favorites you can do with stuff you might have at home:

  • Reusable Coloring Pages

ages 3-6 


Coloring book pages, dry erase markers, sponge or wet cloth, lamination sheets

Activity Detail

Select a few pages from a coloring book. Laminate the pages or use Clear Snap-In Sheet Protectors (you can have them laminated for you at a local office supply store or you can purchase laminate sheets that don't require heat from your local drug store). Allow your child to use dry erase markers to color the pictures. Then, when they are through, you can rinse the page off in the sink or wipe it down with a wet sponge. The pages can be reused many times. I try to choose pages that don't necessarily go together (they have different themes) and then my son and I try to make up a story that weaves all the subjects together.

Links I love: 



And of course....
I wanted to end this post with
the highlight of the month....
I am proud of our "little cougar cub"
'Pearly Shella'
and her award she received today:



  2. What a great idea! I'm totally going to do that for my kids now! And congrats to your cute little girl on her award! That's awesome!

  3. What a great idea! Thanks for the tip. I do love Dollar Tree books too.....they are the best, but I never thought to laminate pages. The kids will love it!
    Luv you guys!


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