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Spring Break!

It’s Spring Break! I always get so excited about breaks from school. I make lists of all the things I want to get done–outgrown clothes to sort, and rooms to deep clean. Pshaw. I always wind so busy with the kids that I don’t get anything on my list done.

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Introducing Volume 3!

Slowly, but surely, I am inching along getting Volume 3 started. Here’s the first page. My favorites so far are Ivan the Great and Askia. I do a fair amount of research when I create these drawings. I add as many details as I can to make each one unique. Many of them have roots in historic paintings. If you want to get more accurate with your figures, you could google the person or place to see what colors to use. For example, if you google the Safavid Empire, you can see what colors are on the flag, or if you look up Lorenzo, you can see what colors are on his shield. Even Lorenzo’s hat is a particular color in most paintings. Check it out!

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Vol 1 Memory Game

Happy Saturday!

I had a request for a Volume 1 Memory Game, and got that published. (Click below for the new game!) If you ever have ideas, please pass them along! Sometimes I can get to them quickly, sometimes not, but I’d still love to hear what’s on your mind! Got a historical character, event, or building that I’ve not covered? Run it by me!

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Minecraft, Anyone?

My kids LOVE Minecraft! This week their creative juices have really been flowing. Since their actual play-time on Minecraft is limited (because, really, they would never, ever, quit playing unless we made them) their creativity bursts forth in non-computer form.

Enter: graph paper. These look like some sort of spawn eggs, but then, my Minecraft grammar is pretty limited.

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Do you have a Minecrafter? He might enjoy designing Mods on this paper that my son created. When he ran out of standard graph paper, he whipped this up, complete with Minecraft font numbers.

Design away, my little crafters!

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Hip Hip Horray! Volume 1 is Done Today!

What a productive couple of days I have had! I’m happy to say that Volume 1 is done now, too! All the Timeline Figure pages and Coloring pages are ready to go. Again, if you notice a problem, don’t hesitate to drop me a line. You can use the form on the feedback page if you wish :)

As always, click on the image below to head over to the recently finished Coloring Pages page! Next up: Volume 3 Begins!

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Volume 2 is Complete!

I’m very excited (and a bit nervous) to announce that Volume 2 is complete! There are so many exciting and romantic characters! Vikings, Crusaders, and Adventurers made this one fun set. But I’ve made enough errors as I’ve gone along that I’m sure there’s some lurking in there somewhere! I welcome your corrections :)

It was super fun for me to look back over the 101 timeline figures and make sure everyone was “present and accounted for”. What started with some simple drawings for my own kiddos has slowly grown into something more. I pray that these continue to be a blessing to you. Click below for the Timeline Figures page or the Coloring Pages.

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Volume 2 Revision

Oops! I was working on a Memory Game for important Volume 2 dates, and I realized that I was missing some of my timeline figures! Somehow they got overlooked when I created the website. I dug them up out of my unorganized folder of drawings, and have revised pages 5-7 on the Vol 2 page. For those of you who have already printed those pages, my apologies :). Check your pages against the revised ones on the website and see if you need to reprint. Page 5 has eight new figures, and page 6 has one. Click below to visit the corrected pages.

On the up-side: I’m only 6 or 7 figures away from having Volume 2 completed!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Here’s the next twelve Vol 2 coloring pages, featuring Sir William Wallace. Wallace is saying Halt!, but my husband says he looks like one of the Village People doing the “YMCA!” Ha! It gives me a chuckle to imagine his little hips shaking :)

Happy Coloring!

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Lots of New Volume 2 Content!

Yippie! We’ve got lots of new Timeline Figures and Coloring Pages for you (12 Figures and 24 Pages, to be exact!). Included are some of my favorites: King Richard, El Cid, Saint Francis of Assisi, and Robin Hood! Just Click the Links below to head over to My Homeschool Printables.

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Don’t forget to share the fun on your social media page!

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My Timeline + 12 New Coloring Pages

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I’ve had some requests to see my timeline.  It may be my favorite feature of our school room.  It’s a simple strip of craft paper that wraps around three of the walls.  The above picture is of my original timeline, before I started making the figures “share-able”.  They are done in pencil and have hand-drawn letters.  The picture below is of my new figures that I print and let the kids color.

Forgive my low-quality photos. :)  Click the timeline photo to take you to my updated page that details my timeline, or click the coloring page below to see the new coloring pages.

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Go Fish!

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We have a new baby at our house, and I need activities to keep my toddler busy while I’m nursing. I thought Go Fish sounded fun to play together while we are just sitting…so I made some printable cards. We painted ours with water color paints to save on printer ink, but the colored ones are a great time-saver.

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After our fish dried I cut them out, and we were ready to play! I might laminate mine to make them a bit more durable. :)

Here are both the blank fish to paint, and the pre-colored fish for quick printing!

 

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Timeline Sheets, Etc.

I’ve finally got the Timeline Sheets up on the website. Click HERE for that.

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I’ve also started experimenting with putting some printable cards online. I’ve been making my own cards for years, but have never kept any copies. From now on: I’m putting them online! Have fun customizing these cards. Let me know if you have any specific requests or ideas! Click HERE to see a sample of where I’m heading…

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