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All Dressed Up Backpack Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

Are you feeling cooped up at home with your kids?  Bored?  Bewildered?  I may be able to help you on two fronts.  First, I teach Paper Crafts, so I made a Video Tutorial explaining how to make these cute Backpacks with the All Dressed Up Dies from Stampin' Up!.  Secondly, since I have 23 years of experience homeschooling my boys, so I'll also share insights on how to teach kids from home.


Crafting Paper Backpacks with the All Dressed Up Dies and Check You Out Stamp Set

All Dressed Up Back Pack Stampin' Up!

Learning Activities for Kids


Teach about the countries affected by the Corona Virus.  Locate them on a map.  Study their cultures, languages, and traditions.  Make foods from other countries.

Math & Science & Reading

Did you know that cooking can incorporate 3 subjects?  Learn measuring and fractions.  Read and research recipes for reading.  For science learn about yeast.  It's a living organism that makes things rise.  Learn about temperatures.  Making candy involves getting things to just the right temperature.  There's just so much to learn cooking together.

Search YouTube for Countless Videos for Kids

There is an abundance of free learning videos about Math, Science, Government, Phonics, etc...

You can learn fractions, multiplication, subtraction, addition, coins, division, counting and more for math.

There are scads of video for learning science including weather, solar system, earth science, volcanoes, viruses and bacteria, chemical reactions and so much more.  The possibilities are endless.

Read a Book Together and Discuss

Government and Social Studies

There's just so much going on right now with laws and voting.  Learn about the 3 Branches of Government and what the can and can't do.  Learn about checks and balances. 

Explore and contrast Capitalism and Socialism.  Study different countries and their forms of government past and present.  

Study and discuss Current Events


Naturally, I would suggest paper crafts, but again the possibilities are endless.

Pinterest has a boatload of ideas for art, science, math, and reading

Physical Education

Walk, Run, Ride a Bike

Combine Science and PE.  Go for a hike and observe different things in nature (birds, plants, animals, rocks, weather).

Play Board Games Together

Learn counting, spelling, reasoning and so much more.

Language Arts

Write about the things you are learning in any and every subject.

Overlap Subjects

Learn by exploring and investigating.  Overlap your subjects.  You will be surprised how much more interesting your topics will be when you combine multiple subjects into one topic.  Most of all, use this time together to strengthen relationships and to learn how to learn.



Have a fabulous day,


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