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These 20 Pom Pom Crafts for Kids are so much fun! Not only do they work on hand-eye coordination but they also work on their fine motor skills as well!

Crafting is always a lot of fun. Sometimes we play with clay, sometimes we use construction paper, but other times, we get to create and craft with pom poms. And if you’ve never used them in any type of crafting activity, you’re truly missing out!

They’re bright and colorful and such a fun and simple addition to just about anything. They can take most crafts that are just okay…to great!

Now, let’s get to all these awesome pom pom crafts! I hope you’re as excited as I am!

20 Pom Pom Crafts for Kids Pom Pom Learning Activities

Use those pom poms for good! Counting them and learning about colors using them is possible.

Pom Pom American Flag Painting Craft

This is such a fun and simple patriotic craft.

Yarn and Pom Pom Braided Bookmarks

One can never have too many homemade bookmarks, ever.

Using Pom Poms on the Fridge

Put them to good use! Turn them into magnets or other fun items!

Flower Pom Pom Painting Craft for Kids

This is a fun painting craft that could make a really great homemade gift as well.

Pom Pom Apple Tree Craft

Fun craft just in time for apple season!

Pom Pom Pen Pot Craft

Have too many pens? Create this pen holder with pom poms!

DIY Pom Pom Blue Bird Craft

This is one craft that they’ll love to make!

Easy Pom Pom Ornament Craft for Kids

Making homemade ornaments is so much fun!

Easy Pom Pom Spider Craft Tutorial

Need an easy Halloween craft? This just might be it!

Autumn Pumpkin Pom Pom Craft

This is a simple fall craft that’s full of pumpkin and spice and everything nice.

Easy Pom Pom Flower Craft for Kids

Everyone loves making flower crafts and this one is no exception!

Caterpillar Pom Pom Craft

Preschoolers and toddler just love making this fun caterpillar craft.

Pom Pom Caterpillar Craft for Kids

And just in case they love caterpillars, here’s another one that they can do!

Pom Pom Pig Craft

This little piggy craft is just too cute!

Pom Pom Easter Chicks

Don’t forget about this craft when Easter rolls around. So much fun!

Pom Pom Flower Craft

This is one beautiful and fun flower craft!

Easy Pom Pom Bunnies

Making these bunnies will put a big smile on their face!

Pom Pom Rainbow Jewelry Craft

Who doesn’t want to wear rainbows all day long?!

Yarn Pom Pom Animals Kids Craft

Creating animals from pom poms is really quite addictive!

These pom pom crafts are all special and unique in their own way. With 20 varying crafts to do and choose from, you can be certain that your child will have hours and hours of creativity and imaginative play!

Consider ordering online or in bulk for your pom poms since you’re going to have so many crafts that you’re going to be creating. Save money and time where you can.

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How To Make A Lapbook

Lapbooks are a great way to have a hands-on learning experience with your kids. Lapbooks work great with children of all ages. I always get asked two questions: What is a lapbook and how to make a lapbook yourself?

What is a lapbook?

Before we talk about how to make a lapbook, let’s quickly review what a lapbook is. Lapbooks are generally made out of file folders. Using the file folder you make a few folds and you create a fun little “mini-book” of sorts.

You then print out your lapbooking pages which will include fun hands-on activities such as pockets, fold up tabs, and more. This is a great way to put the focus on a subject your child is really interested in or to enhance your current studies.

Once the lapbook is completed you can easily store it away later for future review. For older children you can have an “open lapbook quiz” and they can have fun digging through their lap books again!

How To Use A Lapbook In Homeschooling?

You can use lapbooking to bring a subject to life! You will be surprised at how much information is retained when a child builds their own lapbook on the subject!

For older kids, you can set them loose on their own researching adventure to fill in all the information in their lapbook on their own. This is a great way to build independent learning skills!

For younger children, you can sit down with them and help them discover new things as you cut, color, and paste your lapbook together. This is a great way to give direction on how to properly do research, plus also a ton of fun!

Lapbooking Supplies

There are a few basic lapbooking supplies to get started. All of which are affordable and super easy to find.

  • File Folders – tan or colored
  • Scissors and glue
  • Tape and double-sided tape
  • Makers and crayons
  • Printer and paper (I like Astro brights for younger children!)

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FREE Homeschool Planner

Ready to get your homeschool organized once and for all? If so then this free homeschool planner is for you!

This free homeschool planner is un-dated, meaning you can use this planner year after year! Using a homeschool planner is a great way to organize your homeschool and keep accurate records.

Free Homeschool Planner Includes:
  • Calendar
  • Weekly docket
  • Daily Docket
  • Goal Sheets
  • Field Trip Planner
  • Curriculum Planner
  • Reading Log
  • Attendance Log
  • Grade Record
  • Websites & Passwords
  • Note Page

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Types of Clouds Worksheets

There are many different types of clouds lingering in the skies above and know more about them can help you predict what kind of weather is on its way. These cloud worksheets and this post should help you begin teaching your children about the different types of clouds.

The types of clouds are classified by their shape and their altitude in the sky. They’re made up of tiny water droplets or ice particles that are floating in the sky at different heights. As the sun heats these water and ice particles, they turn into an invisible gas called water vapor, also known as evaporation.
Temperatures cool at higher altitudes and so does the water vapor as it rises. Eventually, it becomes cool enough to become water again and it forms a cloud.

Clouds are warmer than the air around them so they are able to float because warm air is lighter than cool air. The clouds are warmer because as the water vapor cools and turns back into water droplets, it releases a small amount of heat. The main types of clouds live in the lowest part of the atmosphere, closest to the ground. This area is called the troposphere. The stratosphere is in the middle, just above the troposphere. After the stratosphere comes the mesosphere, the thermosphere, and finally the exosphere as you go further up in the sky.

Different types of clouds appear to be different shapes, and even colors, from each other. There are ten different types of clouds in the sky, here’s what you need to know about them.

FREE TYPES OF CLOUD WORKSHEETS
Types of Clouds – Use With Different Types Of Clouds Worksheets

Cumulus
These are the balls of cotton you see on clear, usually sunny, days. They have rounded, puffy tops with flat, sometimes dark, bottoms, and they are bright white when lit by the sun. They usually indicate good weather, but beware, they can quickly turn into a thunderstorm under the right conditions.
StratusThese clouds usually sit low in the sky, hiding the clouds above them. They are flat and grey, sometimes bringing a slight drizzle. Fog is simply stratus clouds which have come down to ground level. When you walk through fog, you’re actually in a stratus cloud.

Stratocumulus
Stratocumulus is a sort of combination of a cumulus cloud and a stratus cloud. As stratus clouds break apart, they start to form cumulus clouds. And as cumulus clouds cling together, they become stratus clouds. The time in between the formation of a cumulus cloud or a stratus cloud is called a stratocumulus cloud. These clouds are low, puffy, and either grey or white and they will have patches of blue sky between them. From underneath, they look a little like a honeycomb. They are most commonly found on cloudy, overcast days.

Altostratus
The altostratus clouds lay in the middle of the low water-based clouds and the higher ice-based clouds. These clouds are usually lighter and thinner than stratus clouds and if you look at them carefully, you may be able to see the suns rays shining through them. These clouds tend to turn the sky into a grey or bluish-grey color and look more like a sheet covering the sky instead of cotton ball style clouds. They tend to form just before a warm or cold front.

Cirrus
These clouds are the highest in the sky and made entirely of ice. They appear wispy in the sky, much like their name suggests, which is Latin for “curl of hair.” They are thin and white and usually streak across the sky. Cirrus clouds live above 20,000 feet (or about 6,100 miles) above the ground. They are usually fair-weather clouds but they can also form just before a warm front or a large ice storm. Seeing them in the sky can mean that a big storm is coming.

Cirrocumulus
Cirrocumulus clouds are cumulus clouds at cirrus cloud level. They often look like fish scales and arrange themselves in rows. Like cirrus clouds, they are also made of ice crystals. These clouds are rare and don’t stick around for long. You’ll only find them in winter weather when it’s cold, but bright.

Cirrostratus
These clouds cover the sky in thin wispy layers, but unlike their mid-level and low-level counterparts, they can create beautiful optical effects and they are often distinguished by haloes in the sky. The sun shines through their thin layers, almost transparent, layers. These clouds will let you know there is a lot of moisture in the upper atmosphere and they usually come with a warm front.

Nimbostratus
Nimbostratus clouds are named appropriately as “Nimbus” is Latin for a rain cloud. These clouds bring long-lasting rain or snowstorms that have a light to moderate intensity. They are low and mid-level thick clouds that cover the sun’s rays. They cover the sky in a dark grey sheet. If rain or snow is in the forecast, you’ll see these clouds, often looking like one gigantic cloud, covering the sky. Cumulonimbus
These are the most intense clouds in the sky and they come around when heavy rain or hail is expected.

Cumulonimbus clouds are the only ones that can produce thunder and lightning so they’re easy to recognize. These clouds grow big and tall through all layers of the sky. They may look puffy at the bottom, but they grow tall and can look more like cauliflower at the top. The bottom of these clouds are almost always dark.

Fun Cloud Crafts To Check Out Different Types Of Clouds Video

TYPES OF CLOUDS - / Perfect for Kids! / Little JMarian / - YouTube
Knowing the different types of clouds, when you’ll see them, and how they form, can help you determine what kind of weather is coming. But beware, clouds change and move quickly based on many factors so don’t be surprised if a rain storm pops up on a sunny day. I hope you and your child enjoy learning about clouds with the different types of clouds worksheets. Now it’s time to get out there and go cloud hunting!

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Finding crafts for your kids to explore and create is so much fun. These stained glass crafts for kids are simple, beautiful and easy to make. Plus, they make great homemade gift options for family members and friends!

If you’re looking for some fun and unique crafts to create with your children, look no further than these 20 options. They’re not only beautiful but they really allow for creativity and imagination to shine through as well.

Now, let’s get to the stained glass crafts for kids! I hope you’re as excited as I am!

20 Stained Glass Crafts for Kids Over the Rainbow Suncatcher Craft

Beautiful, simple and a keeper for sure.

Pumpkin Suncatcher Preschool Craft

Your preschooler will love to create their own pumpkin suncatcher.

Heart Suncatchers

Great gift for Valentine’s Day!

DIY Sun Catchers

Such a fun craft for hot summer days.

Watermelon Suncatchers

Make this and then eat some real watermelon. Sounds like a fun activity!

Brave Inspired DIY Flower

This is one flower that will continue to sparkle and shine.

Spring Flowers Sun Catchers

You just might have the first blooming flowers on the block.

Stained Glass Butterfly

Every child loves to create their own butterfly.

Stained Glass Art Activity

This is one craft that they’ll learn patience and creativity from.

Stained Glass Art for Kids

Let their imaginations run wild for this craft!

Kid Friendly Stained Glass

Perfect for little hands and big hearts to make for their loved ones.

Stained Glass Painting with Bottle Lids and Wax Paper

Such a unique and fun way to create!

Make Stained Glass Windows With Black Glue and Sharpies!

Who knew that this was even possible?!

Tissue Paper Stained Glass Craft For Kids

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. And this craft proves that!

Stained Glass Apple Suncatcher Craft

Another great apple craft to create.

Stained Glass Paper Plate Craft

Fun and easy to make.

Stained Glass Clover Craft

Lucky or not, this is one simple craft.

Rainbow Stained Glass Suncatchers

The colors of the rainbow really make this suncatcher stand out.

DIY Faux Stained Glass Recycled Jars

You can use recycle many items and turn them into art.

Tissue Paper Stained Glass Jars

Such a great craft to do together as a family!

These stained glass crafts for kids are beautiful and fun and honestly, aren’t just for kids! If you want to join in on the fun, do so! Crafting together as a family is a simple and fun way to bond!

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These 20 Sponge Crafts for kids are so much fun and simple to do! They’re certain to have hours and hours of play with these fun crafts and activities! 

Now that the warmer months of the year are here and the kids are winding down on studying for a bit of a break, it’s time to load up on the crafts and activities to keep their minds active and healthy.

These sponge crafts are not only unique, but they’re a ton of fun as well. Your child will love being able to use sponges to create some of these really simple and unique crafts!

Below you’ll find 20 different sponge crafts that your kids will love to make. They’ll be messy at times but it’s so worth it in the end!

Now, let’s get to these sponge crafts! I hope you’re as excited as I am!

20 Sponge Crafts for Kids Easy Chick Craft

So simple that they just might want to create more than just one!

Apple Tree Craft Using Pouf Sponge

Perfect apple craft to combine with a visit to the local apple orchard.

Sponge Printed Ice Cream Craft

Why not follow up this ice cream craft with some delicious ice cream that’s real as well?

Kids Party Crafts Sponge Water Bombs

This is one of those outdoor crafts that are just too much fun!

Rainbow Sponge Painting

Who says that your child can’t create their own beautiful rainbow?

Textured Sponge Painting

This sponge craft is great for working on sensory skills.

Sponge Sailboat Craft for Kids

Have a boat lover in your house? This is the craft for them!

Butterfly printing with sponges

Beautiful and simple, this one is certain to be a hit!

Simple and Fun Sponge Water Bombs Craft for Kids

Just let them have fun getting wet and wild!

Sponge Ball Animals DIY

Your child will feel so proud that they’re able to create this craft all on their own.

Sponge Painting for Toddlers

This fun “messy play” is always a hit with toddlers!

How to Make Watermelon Prints Using Sponges

Pack this up and take this fun sponge craft on a picnic.

DIY Sponge Balls & Painting With Water

Painting with water is the best!

DIY sponge paint brush

The perfect activity and craft for summer fun.

Sponge Ball Water Fight

Watch out…a water fight is about to happen!

Sponge Painting Spring Chick Craft

This is a fun craft to make during Spring or before a visit to a local farm.

Rainbow Sponge Painting

There’s always room for more than one rainbow craft. Always.

Watermelon Sponge Painting

The same logic goes with watermelon. The more melons, the better!

Easy Sponge Painting Ideas for Kids

Easy crafts are where it’s at this summer!

Kids’ Sponge Pirate Ship Craft

While they’re creating this craft, have them talk like a pirate as well!

These sponge crafts are so much fun! Space them out over the course of the month and your little ones will love having some new and different to create every single day!

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HOMEMADE SOFT PLAYDOUGH
 So, in doing some research about playdough, and if it’s really okay for little ones, I discovered that its original intent was for wallpaper cleaner, and it has borax in it…not too healthy for small hands to handle.
So, I decided to check out a lot of different recipes, and came up with this one that seems to be a good fit for playdough that’s soft and pliable, and can be stored in a Zip-loc bag. We really do love using soft playdough with bright vibrant colors!

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED:

2 cups of organic flour

1 1/4 cups of water

3/4 cup of salt

2 Tablespoons of corn starch

2 Tablespoons of baby oil

1/2 teaspoon of glycerine (more if needed – use drops for additional amounts)

Gel food colors (colors of your choice)

HERE’S WHAT YOU DO:

In a large saucepan combine the flour, salt, corn starch and stir to blend.  Add the water and oil, and the food coloring of choice, and stir into the flour mixture.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the dough begins to thicken.  When it starts to form a ball in the pan, turn off the heat and remove the dough to waxed paper to cool.  When the playdough cools a bit, knead the play dough for about 1 minute to completely mix, and smooth.  If the dough seems sticky, add a little flour, and work into the dough. Repeat this recipe for all desired colors.  When play dough has completely cooled, massage glycerine into dough, place dough in a ziplock bag, and keep in a cool dry location.   Playdough may be used for up to three months.

NOTE:  Amount of food coloring used will depend on the desired shade.  If you want pastel colors, start with a drop or two in the saucepan.  However; dough will be lighter than the color in the gel package.  You’ll need to add more gel color for brighter colors.  Play dough is ready to use once it’s cooled and kneaded smooth.

If you want white play dough, don’t add food coloring to the mixture, just cook the mixture until it thickens, and follow the rest of the directions.

You can also add glitter to the dough if you like, just add it when you add the food coloring or add it to the white play-dough when you add the water and oil.

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Looking for ideas to create a unit study homeschool curriculum? You may just find what you’re searching for here!

Homeschooling parents can develop a fun, effective, theme-based unit study curriculum that is related to their child’s interests by following a few simple guidelines.

Creating a theme based home school curriculum is a doable and effective way for homeschooling parents to teach their children. According to Multiple Intelligences Theory, taking a central topic and building a study unit around it using a variety of approaches helps children learn with less effort, retain what they have learned longer and apply what they have learned more readily to other areas of their life.

What this means for homeschooling parents is that there is an alternative they can create themselves that works as well as or better than expensive subject-based curricula.

Creating a Unit Study Homeschool Curriculum

There are four basic steps to creating and using unit studies:

Select a Study Unit Theme

The easiest way to select a theme is to pay attention to what a child is interested in and/or curious about. Does he read a lot of stories set in Pioneer America or outer space? Have you noticed that she has a fascination with bugs or horses? Do you feel like he asks a million questions about volcanoes or sailboats? Any topic that can be approached from many different angles is a good choice for a study unit theme.

If a particular interest is too specific to lend itself to doing a study unit easily, a broader approach may be useful. For example, it might be difficult to come up with enough activities for a study unit on skunks. However, it would be easy to do one on mammals of North America.

Create a Unit Study Plan

Once the theme has been selected, parents and students sit down together and decide on a study plan which includes most or all of the following:

  • Reading and writing assignments and vocabulary lists
  • Math exercises including word problems, charts, and graphs
  • Science exploration
  • Social studies projects such as making maps or cooking
  • Art, music, and performances related to the theme
  • Field trips

Working together to decide on a theme and flesh it out into a study unit is a great way for parents to model valuable life skills such as cooperation and organization.

If there are several children in the family, each of them can do study units based on individual interests. Or they can all work with the same theme and have assignments and projects that are geared to their individual age and ability level.

Follow the Unit Study Plan

Once the study plan has been mapped out, follow through with it. For example, a child at the third or fourth-grade level who is interested in Ancient Egypt might do the following:

  • Reading fiction books and stories set in Ancient Egypt and nonfiction books about the subject
  • Writing a research paper about life in Ancient Egypt and a story set in King Tut’s time
  • Calculate how many blocks are in the Great Pyramid and solve math word problems with Egyptian themes
  • Research how the Ancient Egyptians embalmed mummies and the causes and effects of the annual Nile floods
  • Learn to play an Ancient Egyptian game such as Senet and make a map of the Nile Valley the way it was in 3000 BC.
  • Make Egyptian costumes and perform a play based on an Egyptian myth.
  • Field trips – go to the library to find books on Egypt and to a museum to view Egyptian artifacts
Review What was Learned at the End of Each Study Unit

An assessment or review at the end of each study unit is important for both parent and child. One good way to do this is to make a chart of all the subject areas and list what specific skills the student gained or developed further in each area during the unit.

Did writing a research paper help the student learn how to outline or improve her outlining skills? Did building an accurate scale model of a famous building introduce him to the concept of ratios (Math) and teach him more about another era (Social Studies)?

Most State Department of Education websites have lists of standards for each grade which are broken down by subject area and specific skills. These are very useful both for developing a study plan and for reviewing what was learned.

Have Fun With Theme Based Learning

Fun and learning can and should go hand-in-hand. In How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School, edited by John D. Bransford, Ann L. Brown, and Rodney R. Cocking [The National Academies Press, 1999] teacher Barb Johnson is cited as being skilled at using unit studies with her pupils. She has them do what she calls “investigations” based on questions they have about themselves and the world.

At the end of each investigation, her students assess what they have learned with often surprising results. As one of her students put it, “I just thought we were having fun. I didn’t realize we were learning, too!”

More About Unit Studies

A unit study curriculum is well suited to the homeschooling environment and easy for parents to create by plugging into students’ interests, creating a learning plan, following through with planned activities and taking time to review at the end of each unit.

Parents who are hesitant about making up their own curriculum but would like to try this fun and effective teaching method can find lists of unit study themes and suggestions for activities on the internet.

Do you have any unit study homeschool curriculum tips?

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Learning about space is such a fun homeschooling unit for kids! In this post, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite space books for kids that they will love.

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Reading books with kids is a great way to expand their minds to grow and grasp new concepts. Learning about space and all that’s out there is such a fun one to read about! They’ll be so excited and ready to learn when they can explore the wonders of space!

When we first started learning about space, it quickly became an obsession. Everything from what the planets were, to even dreaming of becoming little astronauts! It really is a fun and exciting topic to learn about and I find that I’m just as excited to read and learn along with them.

Below you will find a list of space books for kids – perfect for your next homeschooling unit. When you have the ability to teach young minds about all the wonders of the Earth, what better subject to dive into than learning all about space?!

Now, let’s get to the books all about space! I hope you’re as excited as I am!

Interesting Space Books for Kids Space by Roger Priddy

This is the perfect introduction to space for kids! Full of interesting facts to teach them all about our universe, planets, the space shuttle, and so much more.

Mousetronaut by Mark Kelly

Budding little astronauts will love this story featuring a little mouse! He works hard to get the chance to go to outer space and ends up saving the day.

There’s No Place Like Space by Tish Rabe

Get up close and personal alongside the Cat in the Hat! In this wild adventure, kids get to follow along to a trip to outer space!

Hello, World! Solar System by Jill McDonald

The Hello, World! Series is a great one for toddlers and babies. With colors, shapes, and easy to understand facts – they’ll love learning about space.

I am Neil Armstrong by Brad Meltzer

In this book, kids get to learn all about Neil Armstrong and what he did regarding the space industry. PERFECT for little ones who want to go to outer space one day!

Roaring Rockets by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker

Learn about space travel in this fun picture book all about rockets! Featuring beautiful illustrations and fun wordplay that kids will love and engage with.

8 Little Planets by Chris Ferrie

Kids will love following along in this adventure all about our planets! This book features fun facts about all 8 of our interesting planets in the galaxy.

Astronauts by Christiane Engel

This is such a cool and exciting book for kids interested in Astronauts. They’ll learn about everything they do while traveling – how they eat, work, sleep, and so much more!

Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed

This is the perfect bedtime story or read aloud. This book features an African-American woman who dreamed big and went for it.

Pete the Cat Out of This World by James Dean

Follow along with Pete the Cat as he heads to space camp! Kids will love reading this story featuring all of his latest adventures in space.

On the Launch Pad by Michael Dahl

Make counting a little more fun in this book all about rockets! Kids will love flipping through the pages of this book.

Me and My Place in Space by Joan Sweeney

This is the PERFECT introductory book to space. We are taken along on a journey tour starting with Planet Earth and exploring all of the planets around us.

ABCs of Space by Chris Ferrie and Julia Kregenow

Learn all about space and the alphabet in this fun and exciting book! It includes all kinds of cool concepts for each letter of the alphabet!

Here We Are by Oliver Jeffer

This story is full of wit and humor while teaching us all we need to know about the most important planet in space – Earth. Kids will learn all about what Earth is made of, a deep look into space, and even about the people that live there.

Sun! by Stacy McAnulty

This humorous and charming story introduces all kids need to know about the sun. Written from the voice of a sun, it is a story kids will be sure to love.

100 Questions About Outer Space by Simon Abbott

For the kids who love to ask questions – they will LOVE this book! Answering the top questions all about space.

If You Decide to Go to the Moon by Faith McNulty

This fun story is sure to spark a sense of adventure in young little astronauts. This book explains how to get to the moon, what to do there, and even how to get back home in a very fun manner.

The Rocket that Flew to Mars by Audrey Sauble

This book is written with a twist on a Nursery Rhyme and answers the question of what would life be like on Mars? Kids are sure to love this story of a rocket that flew to Mars.

Astronaut Handbook by Meghan McCarthy

This is a must-have book for kids who want to be an astronaut! Featuring the unanswered questions and fun facts to keep kids interested and engaged.

What’s Out There? by Lynn Wilson

This book is a simple introduction for kids to the world of space. All about our planets, stars, and so much more!

See how many amazing space books for kids there are out there? And these are just a few! You’ll have a blast using your imagination and seeing what you and your little ones can learn about space.

Do you have any space book recommendations to share?

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You can’t deny that Dragons are really cool – especially to kids! They breathe fire and fight knights, after all. We have picked out some of our favorite Dragon books for kids for you to scroll through and stock up on! There are so many more, but these will give you a good start.

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I think what I love most about these dragon books is not only are they fun and exciting, but they teach some great lessons too! Everything from fire safety to anger management and everything in between. Books are a fun and engaging way to help kids grasp new concepts and what better way to do that than with dragons?!

When we first started getting into dragons, our little one couldn’t get enough of them! He would run through the house pretending to breathe fire. You can imagine his excitement when I brought a stack of dragon books for him to read. These dragon books are PERFECT for dragon-obsessed kiddos.

The Dragon books listed below will have them excited and engaged for weeks! They could go great with a fire safety unit or just a fun dragon-themed craft. Perfect for crazy little boys (and girls too!). These stories are so much fun to read and flip through. They are sure to enjoy these!

Shall we get to these fun dragon books, now?

Exciting Dragon Books for Kids Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

The perfect story for kids who also love tacos. In this story, we explore all the tacos that dragons love! But we also explore what happens when they eat spicy salsa….

No Dragons for Tea by Jean E Pendziwol

A little girl gets to meet a real-life dragon when he invites her in for tea. But things take a strange turn when he sneezes fire! It’s then that the girl teaches us all we should know about fire safety.

Good Night, Little Dragons by Leigh Ann Tyson

A dragon’s bedtime looks just like anyone else’s complete with brushing teeth and taking a bath. Well, and some fire breathing! It is a dragon, after all.

The Knight and the Dragon by Tomie dePaola

In this cute story, a dragon must learn to fight a knight and a knight must learn to fight a dragon. This is a fight you won’t soon forget!

When a Dragon Moves In by Jodi Moore

A little boy is building a sandcastle when a cool dragon shows up! Off to brag about his new friend, but nobody will believe he is real! That’s just when he starts wreaking havoc around the beach.

Three Tales of My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett

This is the perfect introduction to chapter books for kids! All about the adventures involving dragons. It’s a 3-in-1 book that many dragon-loving kiddos will enjoy.

ABCs of D&D by Ivan Van Norman and Caleb Cleveland

This is such a fun book to read to kids learning their alphabet while introducing them to the loved game of dungeons and dragons. It follows the classic rhyming of kids books and is such a fun one to read!

Not Your Typical Dragon by Dan Bar-el

This story is such a fun twist on learning all about being different! This little dragon can’t seem to breathe fire, but instead breathes out all kinds of different things, like whipped cream and marshmallows. Kids will be laughing to the end in this sweet and funny story.

The Water Dragon: A Chinese Legend by Li Jian

This story is about a boy who is on a quest to save his village. He finds a magic stone to help his village which then causes the rain to stop and crops to dry out. It is then he must find a way to save his village with his water dragon by his side.

One Little Dragon by Michael Yu

Drake is a dragon who just wants to play! He’s scared to try and show them he would be a good friend. This story teaches about love, friendship, and kindness.

Once Upon a Dragon: Stranger Safety for Kids by Jean E. Pendziwol

When a girl and her dragon get trapped in a story tale book, the dragon keeps taking treats from strangers. As they go along, the little girl must teach him to be careful of strangers!

The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight by Elli Woollard

In this heartwarming story, a dragon and knight change the narrative when they go against what they’ve always been told. It turns out a dragon and knight can be friends!

Dragon Dance by Joan Holub

Dragon Dance is a fun story introducing kids to the traditions of Chinese New Year. Explore all there is to know about this special time of year.

Goodnight, Dragons by Judith Roth

A little boy sets out to put dragons to bed. This cute story is the perfect storytime book about cuddles and hot chocolate. Kids will love falling asleep after reading this book!

There’s No Such Thing as a Dragon by Jack Kent

This funny story will have kids smiling to the end! When a little boy finds a dragon, he must tell his mom. To which she says that dragons do not exist! That just makes him grow more and more. Whatever will he do?

The Rainbow Dragons and Little Sleepy by Anton Sunberry

This is such a fun story about being yourself and working together! Sleepy must help mend relationships between the unique dragons to find his way back home. They are special individually and even stronger together.

Me and My Dragon by David Biedrzycki

This adorable story explores every child’s dream – owning a pet dragon! They will get to explore what to feed it, how to care for it, and so much more. Too bad we can’t have dragons as pets!

There’s a Dragon in Your Book by Tom Fletcher

The story begins with a sweet little egg that hatches out a dragon. Then children must use their imagination as they avoid the dragons little sneezes!

The Angry Dragon by Micahel Gordon

This is the best book about teaching kids about anger. Joe the dragon gets mad when things don’t go right but later learns that kindness is the best way to go.

There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight by Penny Parker Klostermann

This dragon keeps eating an entire kingdom! Kids will love this cute and funny story about this dragon who just keeps eating everything in sight.

You’ll love the magic and adventure that these dragon books for kids have to offer! Every one certain to be a page-turner!

Do you have any dragon books that you love and adore?

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