book-inspired activities

Minecraft Books for Kids

Teaching, Problem Solving, & More: 10 Minecraft Books for Kids

Not long ago, I shared a blog post that acknowledged that encouraging kids to play Minecraft may sound counterproductive, but it actually does have far-reaching educational value. I also shared a Minecraft Book that Creates a Bridge Between Parents & Kids. This post has been so well-received that I decided to dive even deeper and …

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Downloadable pirate activities, crafts, patterns, and pirate-y facts

Ahoy matey! It\’s National Talk Like a Pirate Day! And we\’ll let you in on a little secret… …the children\’s book-inspired ebook *The ABCs of Bookjumping* has some SUPER COOL downloadable pirate activities, crafts, patterns, and pirate-y facts that are so darn unique, your little Scalleywag won\’t even realize they are learning history while they …

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Constellations and Legends for kids

Mysteries of the Night Skies: Constellations and Star Legends

The night sky is fascinating. It is also filled with legend, lore, and chances to educate the next generation on the vast beauty of our starry skies. Books are an amazing way to catch the interest of kids.  Here are three wonderful Kidlit books and one activity to help Homeschoolers & Distance Learners discover Constellations …

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Our Pollinators need our help: Let’s Make a Bee Watering Hole

Though sometimes viewed as a “pests,” bees play a key role in the productivity of agriculture and the beauty of our world and are responsible for the pollination of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and flowers. But our cherished bees are facing peril in the form of the disruption of natural habitats. This disruption is in the …

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Spring is Coming! Let’s Make Robin Cakes!

Happy Spring to You! Easter is just around the corner and along the celebrating, feasting, remembrances, and family togetherness; we would like to send out one small reminder… Stock up on Cadbury Milk Chocolate Eggs! Why? Because these little beauties are not only nummy, they are part of a fun “unplugged” activity that the whole …

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