Writing Appearances

How to Make Writing Numbers (and Math) Fun

Yes, it is possible to make math worksheets fun. But, kids don’t always want to do worksheets (even if they are fun). Can you blame them?

How to Make Writing Numbers Fun

My most recent post published on Hands On As We Grow is a fun way to teach children how to write numbers. You are welcome to see the directions for these math-related homemade sensory bags here.

How to Make Writing Numbers Fun

If you are looking for more hands-on math fun, make sure to check out the following:

Hands On Math: The Hungry Jar (The Old Schoolhouse Magazine)

Math Memorization Fun (The Old Schoolhouse Magazine)

Simple Number Car Line Race to Teach Math (Hands On As We Grow)

Crafts and Projects · Ramblings · Writing Appearances

Simple Science Experiments for Kids in the Kitchen

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My daughters and I have done a lot of science experiments together over the years!

Some of them we have only done once. I don’t think I’ll ever soak chicken bones in vinegar again. Not sure if we did something wrong, but that reeked!

Other science experiments have been so much fun (and simple) to do that we have done them multiple times. One such experiment is elephant toothpaste.

You can make your own elephant toothpaste using the step-by-step directions I provided on Hands On As We Grow (here). Make sure to scroll towards the bottom of that post if you’d like to download a PDF that includes the needed supplies and directions.

I also recently wrote an article for The Old Schoolhouse magazine about some more fun science experiments to do in the kitchen.

Make sure to check out “Science in the Kitchen” if you are interested in experimenting with roux, toast, yeast, and baking powder in your own kitchen.

All of the science experiments I shared in that article were adapted from the book The Science Chef: 100 Fun Food Experiments and Recipes for Kids and the course Breadmaking Devotional (found on SchoolhouseTeachers.com).

I also mentioned some additional books that encourage science in the kitchen including a few cookbooks for kids. Here they are for easy reference:

So, learn how to make elephant toothpaste here. And check out some fun science in the kitchen experiments here.

I’d love to hear what your favorite simple science experiment is. Please let me know in the comments below.

For even more simple science experiments, make sure to check out these posts:

Being an Author · Writing Appearances

Learn More about Publishing at the Upcoming KidLit Indie Publishing Summit

Are you interested in publishing a book? Or are you looking for more information about self-publishing?

If you answered yes to either (or both) of these questions, make sure to check out the upcoming KidLit Indie Publishing Summit!

If you are reading this after the summit but are still interested in learning more about publishing, please look on my courses page. There may be something for you there!

KidLit Indie Publishing Summit

Even though the 15 speakers span across four continents and six countries, there is no need to travel to attend the KidLit Indie Publishing Summit. It is entirely virtual. No travel costs. No lodging fees. You can watch the entire summit from the comfort of your own home!

Learn more about the speakers here.

I had the privilege of creating and presenting one of the webinars for the summit. It is titled Using KDP Print and IngramSpark to Publish Children’s Books (And Should You Use Their Free ISBNs and Barcodes?).

This particular webinar may be for you if you want basic information about:

  • KDP Print
  • IngramSpark
  • Tips for using both KDP Print and IngramSpark to publish print books
  • Print-on-demand publishing
  • Expanded distribution
  • ISBNs
  • Barcodes

This is just one of the sixteen webinars that will be available during the summit. All of the webinars are focused on information about creating books, the printing process, illustrating your book, and book marketing.

Learn more about the available webinars here.

And best of all, the entire summit is free to watch for a limited period of time. Make sure to claim your spot for the KidLit Indie Publishing Summit here.

As an added bonus, all KidLit Indie Publishing Summit attendees should be receiving a coupon code for a discounted price on my recently released course Choosing the Best Publishing Option for You and Your Book: Traditional Publishing, Hybrid Publishing, or Self-Publishing?

Choosing the Best Publishing Option for You and Your Book

Make sure to check out the KidLit Indie Publishing Summit for more information.

Like I had mentioned before, if you are reading this after the summit but are still interested in learning more about publishing, please look on my courses page. There may be something for you there!

To your publishing success!

Aah! Blown Away · Being an Author · Writing Appearances

Podcast Interview with 12-Year-Old Published Illustrator on Language During Mealtime

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My 12-year-old daughter and I had the opportunity to be interviewed for a podcast episode on Language During Mealtime recently.

Podcast Interview with 12-Year-Old Illustrator

We had an idea of some of the questions ahead of time but not all. I was impressed by how well my daughter answered questions on the spot. We talked about what it was like to publish Aah! Blown Away, Crash! An Alphabet Misadventure.

Aah! Blown Away, Crash! Cover

You can hear the entire interview on episode #58 over on Language During Mealtime here.

If you have a kid interested in starting a podcast, they may like the course Podcasting to Change the World over on SchoolhouseTeachers.com.

SchoolhouseTeachers.com offers over over 450 courses for one low price. My daughters have enjoyed quite a few courses on SchoolhouseTeachers.com including Podcasting to Change the World.

Podcasting to Change the World SHT.com

Learn more about Podcasting to Change the World here.

Here are a couple of more courses one of my daughters has taken on SchoolhouseTeachers.com, which may also be beneficial for kids interested in podcasting. (You can click on the words on the pictures to learn more information about each of them.)

Learn more about SchoolhouseTeachers.com here and/or listen to the podcast interview on Language During Mealtime here.

Ramblings · Writing Appearances

Author Interview Available on Book Goodies

An author interview of me was published on Book Goodies the same day the interview of my 12-year-old daughter was published on Frog on a Blog.

You can read about what inspires me to write, what my writing process is like, how I decided to publish my books, and some advice I recommend to new writers in the interview on Book Goodies here.

Do you have any other questions for me you wish I would have answered in the interview? If so, please ask me in the comments below.

Happy Reading!