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Here is a template to make your own animal puppets! You can visit them in person at the Parkside Yards Nature Trail, Southall, London! Create a story with your animals and act it out in a puppet show!

Make your own collages this summer using these 5 pages of images I’ve cut out just for you! Print out the pages, cut out the images and arrange them onto postcards, greeting cards, or a framed masterpieces. Fun for the whole family! Share what you make @ourthrivinghivelondon

Download a free step-by step guide to creating your own board game HERE. Sign up for an in-person workshop HERE!

Gallery Guides: Print out and take these guides with you into the gallery or museum to ensure that you and your children are engaging with the current exhibitions.

Teen Book Recommendations: My daughter, Johanna (16) faithfully researches hundreds of books, taking into consideration aspects like sex and violence, while still ensuring they are intellectually stimulating. She has just started a blog called The Art of Reading which also has links to her full list of reviews on Goodreads. Check it out!

Host your own swap!! Are you interested in connecting with your neighbors and sharing your love of books? Why not host a book swap in your community? Download this brief, FREE guide to get started! Here is the LINK to my book swap page that I host twice a year, as well as a LINK to the template that I use to create my flyers. Have more questions? Reach out at

Here is a list of some of my kids’ favorite middle grade fiction books. I’ll keep it updated!

A Mother’s Prayer. Download and print this card/bookmark and keep it handy!
In a society where motherhood is laden with stereotypes, expectations, and judgement, I pray variations of this often. Every season of motherhood has presented me with different sets of opportunities and limitations both inside and outside of the home. It’s my responsibility to be honest about what they are and to choose God’s best for the now, in light of eternity.

Here’s an exhaustive list of screen-free ideas based on this post about what makes a great learning space.
A tradition that makes for wonderful memories and taps into the heart and mind of your child. Read more about our holiday traditions HERE.
Thinking deeply about and writing out what our vision was for our children’s education was such a helpful exercise. Feel free to use ours as a template.
A comprehensive list of books about how kids learn, the history of education, latest research and trends, etc.
Create your own stories with your children using well-known works of art! Click HERE for loads of ideas and resources.
Can you ever have too many bookmarks?
A quick guide to becoming more intentional in engaging with those in your community (and the benefits that come with it!).
Do some of your self-directed learners need a little bit more structure? These goal sheets may be just the thing!
In order for a child to direct their own learning, they may need some guidance as to figuring out what their unique interests, desires and needs are. This pdf will help get that conversation going.
Conversation starters about education.
Start your home educating journey today with this FREE starter kit!
2020 webinar I gave on examining the myths and opportunities of home education. Download this free pdf to take notes while you listen!
Writing can be a fun adventure for you and your children!
Instead of taking an exam, allow your children to demonstrate their learning in countless other ways. Here’s a few to get you started.
Include these notes in your child’s nature/forest play journal!
Print this journal cover onto a colored paper of your choice and fill with desired number of blank printer pages. Children may draw, journal, trace, tape leaves, press flowers, add foraging notes, etc!