4th of July Printables

The new 4th of July Printable Pages are up! The 8-page printable activity pack is perfect to take along to your holiday festivities to help antsy kids pass the time until the fireworks display begins. They’ll learn terms related to Independence Day, color a picture, play a game of Tic-Tac-Toe and more. I had a couple other things up my sleeve for this packet, but it doesn’t look like it’ll pan out in time. If they do, I’ll add them later and update this post.

The 8-page 4th of July Printable Packet includes:

  • 4th of July Puzzle
  • Door Hanger, Pencil Topper and Bookmark
  • Tic-Tac-Toe Game
  • 4th of July Wordsearch
  • 4th of July Crossword Puzzle
  • 4th of July Multiple Choice Worksheet
  • Vocabulary Sheet
  • Coloring Page

Have a very happy and safe 4th of July!

July 4th Printables, 8 pages

Labor Day Printables

The new Labor Day Printable Pages are up! The 7-page printable activity pack is perfect to remind us about the history of Labor Day. To many of us, Labor Day marks the end of summer and the beginning of the school year. But Labor Day is much more than that. The working conditions in America have come a long way in the last century thanks to the efforts of Peter McGuire, the “father” of Labor Day. How did he make a difference?

The 7-page Labor Day Printable Packet includes:

  • Door Hanger, Pencil Topper and Bookmark
  • Labor Day Tic-Tac-Toe Game
  • Labor Day Wordsearch
  • Labor Day Crossword Puzzle
  • Labor Day Multiple Choice Worksheet
  • Vocabulary Sheet
  • Coloring Page

Have a fun and relaxing Labor Day with your family!

Labor Day Printables, 7 pages

Fun at the Beach Printables

There’s nothing like a fun day at the beach in the summertime! Living in Southern California, we’ve even gone to the beach in the wintertime. Here’s a set of beach-themed printable activities for your kids. They’ll learn terms related to the beach, make a sun visor, color a picture, play a game of Tic-Tac-Toe and more.

The 12-page Fun at the Beach Printable Packet includes:

  • Beach Puzzle
  • At the Beach Wordsearch
  • At the Beach Crossword Puzzle
  • At the Beach Matching Worksheet
  • At the Beach Multiple Choice Worksheet
  • Vocabulary Sheet
  • Tic-Tac-Toe Game
  • Door Hanger, Pencil Topper and Bookmark (Girl)
  • Door Hanger, Pencil Topper and Bookmark (Boy)
  • Fun at the Beach Sun Visor (Girl)
  • Fun at the Beach Sun Visor (Boy)
  • Coloring Page

If you make it to the beach this summer or even a river or lake, have fun, stay safe and wear sunscreen!

Fun at the Beach Printables, 12 pages

More Summer Fun:

Celebrate Independence Day – July 4th

In America, Independence Day is celebrated each year on July 4th commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It is a national holiday and is celebrated with community picnics and parades during the day, followed by spectacular fireworks displays in the evening.

I’m working on printable pages for the holiday which should be completed by the weekend. But in the meantime, here’s a 4th of July Wordsearch and some of the activities from Flag Day and the Summer Adventure Planner will also work. Check back on Monday for the new printables.

4th of July Wordsearch

Summer Sale on Saxon and more

As I was working on the Math Curriculum Guide, I realized that CBD (Christianbook.com) has a summertime homeschool sale going on and Saxon books are 40% off until June 30th. They are also offering 25% off on A Reason for Handwriting and Spelling, Easy Grammar and Shurley English, all until June 30th.

Summer Adventure Planner

This printable Summer Adventure Planner is your ticket to a fun-filled summer! We have found that the key to having fun with kids is to plan ahead. We’ve done the brainstorming so you can fill out your calendar and get to having summer fun.

The 28 page Summer Adventure Planner includes:

  • Instructions on how to set up self maintained reward programs
  • Ready made pages and schedules
  • Blank theme pages and schedules
  • Reward charts
  • Summer calendar
  • Club plans
  • Reading and worksheet tracking pages
  • And More!

Choose the pages that best fit your family and themes. Here are helpful tips to help you get the most out of your summer adventures.


The summer months have been divided into 3 themes: June – Carnival, July – Rodeo/USA, August – Sports/Olympics. Use these themes as you buy reward stickers, plan games, activities and outings. You can be as simple or elaborate as you’d like.


Having a calendar filled out and posted on the wall will give everyone an idea of the fun to come! Fill in a simple activity on each square to bust those summer boredom blues!


These will be different for every family, but we’ve included sample ideas to get you thinking. Some families will want to do more, some less and some will want to tear up the schedule and forget it! Do what works best for your family.

Clubs & Rewards:

We’ve included forms to keep track of clubs and charts for stickers and rewards. We have a system set up with small rewards in a “treasure box.” Treasure is earned after a sticker chart is filled, usually about 5-7 stickers. Choose a method that will work for your family.

Here are some things to consider: Rewards should be simple and easy to earn. Some reward ideas are: stickers, erasers, pencils, small candies, small notebooks, party supply-type toys, etc. Rewards can also be for experience sharing, some ideas are: going for ice cream, playing a game with mom, having a water fight, etc. The thing to keep in mind is that you’ll want the kids to be rewarded often to keep the momentum of the clubs going.


Packets are to keep learning happening in a fun setting during the summer. Packets are also something to do when kids are bored or on a long car trip. Keep them simple and fun!

Summer Adventure Planner, 28 pages

More Summer Fun:

More Summer Reading Fun – Win an iPad

Homeschool Buyers Co-op also has a Summer Fun Reading Program for their members. Each week during the summer, they hold a drawing awarding two students with a prize. At the end of the summer, they hold a drawing from all the entries for the grand prize of the new Apple iPad. Students earn an entry for each hour that they read. Membership to the Homeschool Buyers Co-op is free.

Summer Reading ClubAs your students are reading for Homeschool Journeys’ Summer Reading Club, in addition to listing the books on the Summer Reading Club Form, keep track of the time they read and log the hours at the Homeschool Buyers Co-op.

Here are other reading opportunities for the summer:

Summer Reading for Kids – Suggested reading lists from Christianbook.com.