Welcome to the first installment of The Homestead Kids Blog! Miss Magoo and Little Man put their expertise together today to tell you what kids think about raising chickens. They even took all of the pictures for this post.
My kids have been watching me blog for 4 years, now. Recently they have been asking if they could start a blog of their own, so I decided to let them start the Homestead Kids Blog, which will be hosted on this blog.
I also want to give a shout out to our awesome photographer, LB Photography! If you’re in the Eastern Idaho or Northern Utah area, she has awesome prices and is such fun to work with!
We will be starting to have a kids blog section on Saturdays. They are so excited, and have been taking a ton of pictures, and coming up with a bunch of kids blog post ideas. It should be interesting, to say the least! [Read more…]
Find out My Favorite Kids Shows on Amazon Prime, so you know what to watch!
We don’t do a lot of screen time for our kids. While they do have Kindles, they usually only use them about once a week. Sometimes even less than that. And TV time is even less. We moved our TV out of the main room and into the playroom, and it’s true what they say about out of sight, out of mind.
However, there are definitely times when I need to put on a movie or TV show to get something done. We also enjoy watching a movie as a family sometimes.
Since I’m sure I’m not the only one who can spend more time looking for a show to watch on Amazon Prime than actually watching the show, I thought it might help some other Mamas out if I put together some of my favorite kid’s shows on Amazon Prime.
***It goes without saying that the shows on Amazon Prime may go from free to paid at any moment, so please make sure to check before watching, so you don’t end up paying for a show you were expecting to be free.***
***I also want to disclose to you that all of these links are my affiliate links. The shows will still be free to you, but if you use my affiliate links, it helps this blog out, so I appreciate it greatly!***
If you have Amazon Prime, these are all free to watch with your membership. If you don’t have Amazon Prime, you can always sign up for a free 30-day trial to see if it works for you!
My ultimate favorite kid’s show on Amazon Prime is Shawn the Sheep. If you’ve never seen it, it was made by the creators of Wallace and Gromit (which I loved as a young teen), and it’s hilarious. Shawn the Sheep is entertaining for adults as well as kids. There is no talking, which might sound like it would be boring, but it’s definitely not. If you’ve seen the movie, I didn’t love that as much as the shows. The movie was okay, but the shows are wonderful.
Another favorite kid’s show is Wild Kratts. My kids love learning about animals from Chris and Martin, in their silly adventures.
We recently started watching Popular Mechanics for Kids, and that has been a fun series. It delves into how things work, and we’ve all learned a lot. Just a few of the many things they teach about is the sewer, submarines, special effects, and roller coasters.
My littlest loves Daniel Tiger, which is basically a spin off from Mr. Roger’s. Daniel Tiger is a cartoon character who faces problems and learns from them.
Dora and Go Diego Go have both been popular with my kids. Dora is geared more towards the younger child, and focuses on repeating, learning numbers and letters, feelings and colors, and other preschool age skills. Diego is Dora’s older cousin, and the show is more about science and animals.
Finally, Fireman Sam is another show my kids love. It’s about a small town and the problems that arise, that sometimes require heroic action. I love that the town bands together to help one another. My kids love that there is a naughty boy on it that’s always doing something wild and getting into trouble. It’s actually a little bit cheesy and slow paced, and I didn’t think my kids would like it, but they surprised me by loving it!
I hope this list of my favorite kids shows on Amazon Prime is helpful to you! These are all shows that I enjoy watching with my kids, but that I know I can let them watch without me.
What are your favorite shows for kids on Amazon Prime?
A simple St. Patrick’s Day craft for kids to do. Rainbow Heart Clovers give your kids practice with measuring.
I have to be honest. In the past couple of years I really scaled down the amount of crafts I do with my kids. Some of this had to do with the fact that we moved twice and painted 3 houses in 2015. Some of it has to do with the fact that my 3rd pregnancy really sucked and I just didn’t feel up to dealing with crafts with my kids. Whatever the reason or combination of reasons, I’ve been realizing lately that we really need to bring more crafts back into our homeschooling. [Read more…]
Make your own DIY Recycled Shrinky Dinks from garbage!
I’m going to show my age with this post. I remember when I was in middle school and Shrinky Dinks were cool. We made them in an art class, and I have a very vivid memory of what I made. In fact, my mom may still have it. I probably made more than just this one thing, but one thing stands out for me.
When I was little, we had a cat named Muffin. Muffin was the coolest cat ever. She was part Siamese, and the sweetest cat in the world. After she died of feline leukemia, my mom swore we would never have another cat, but I wanted one so badly.
So when it came time to make shrinky dinks, I decided to make a picture of a cat with the phrase, “A house is not a home without a cat.” No guilt trip there, right? [Read more…]