100+ Things to Create an Educating Life

If you’ve been here before, you know that my biggest goal in homeschooling is to create an interesting life that does most of the educating all on its own.  I believe in the power of strewing and exposing our children to different experiences and things. By having a rich homeschool environment we create an educating life that instills a love of learning.

As part of the iHomeschool Network’s 100 things link up, I’ve created this roundup of 100 things to help you create an educating life. We have or have had most of these, though there are a few new ones I can’t wait to use.

I hope you find something your kids will love and that will contribute to a vibrant homeschool life.

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  1. Timeline
  2. Ticket to Ride
  3. Cobblestone Magazine
  4. Dig Magazine
  5. Zeus on the Loose
  6. Liberty Kids
  7. Dover Historical Coloring Books
  8. Professor Noggin’s History of the US
  9. Faces Magazine
  10. Globes and Maps


  1. Microscope
  2. Tinker Crate
  3. Periodic Table Coloring Book
  4. Newton’s Cradle
  5. The Way Things Work Now
  6. Potato Clock
  7. Magnet Set (Lauri)
  8. Crystal Growing Kit
  9. NaturExplorers
  10. Science Expeditions by Little Passports

Homeschool Strewing


  1. Pattern Blocks
  2. Keva Brain Builders Game
  3. Tiny Polka Dot
  4. Math Curse
  5. The Story of One (Youtube)
  6. Balance
  7. Geoboards
  8. Mobi – The Numerical Tile Game in a Whale Pouch
  9. Cuisinaire Rods
  10. Tangram Puzzle

100+ Things to Create an Educating Life

Language Arts

  1. Poetry Magnets
  2. Wreck This Journal
  3. Creative Writing Journal – Write Your Own Story, Color, Draw & Doodle: Do-It-Yourself Homeschooling – Girls Ages 9 and Up!
  4. Rip the Page! Adventures in Creative Writing
  5. Word on the Street Junior
  6. Writing a list for you
  7. Cricket Magazine
  8. Word Root’s Flashcards
  9. Poetry Teatime Companion
  10. Crossword Puzzles

Art and Art History

  1. Alisha Gratehouse’s Art Courses
  2. Hodge Podge Chalk Pastel Courses
  3. Vincent’s Starry Night
  4. Doodle Crate
  5. Professor Noggin’s History of Art – An Educational Trivia Based Card Game For Kids
  6. Go Fish for Art
  7. 20 Ways to Draw a …..
  8. Illustration School Series
  9. Klutz Kits
  10. Adventures in Lettering


  1. Settlers of Catan and Catan Dice Game
  2. Skip-Bo
  3. Quirkle
  4. Sequence
  5. Hoax
  6. Sleeping Queens
  7. Spot It
  8. Rolling America
  9. Sushi Go!
  10. Istanbul


  1. Binoculars
  2. Butterfly Garden
  3. Field Guides
  4. Pocket Microscope
  5. Bug Collection Kit
  6. gofindit – Outdoor nature scavenger hunt card game for families
  7. Nature Bingo Board Game
  8. Flower Press
  9. Toysmith Nature Journal Science Kit
  10. Wildcraft Herbal Adventure Game

For the Little Ones

  1. Koala Crate
  2. Puzzles
  3. Blocks
  4. Ladybug Magazine
  5. Play Scarves
  6. Play Dough
  7. Baby Bug
  8. Ladybug
  9. eeBoo Life on Earth Matching Game
  10. Giant Art Jar

For the Elementary Aged Kids

  1. Kiwi Crate
  2. Click Magazine
  3. Wikki Stix
  4. Magic School Bus
  5. Cash Register
  6. eeBoo Portraits of Nature Puzzle
  7. Putumayo Kids CD’s
  8. Little Passports
  9. Connectagons
  10. GeoPuzzles

For the Older Kids

  1. Muse Magazine
  2. The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling
  3. NaNoWriMo
  4. History Unboxed
  5. Telescope
  6. Steal Like an Artist
  7. Watercolor Pencils
  8. Atlas Obscura
  9. What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
  10. How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines

More Ideas

I hope this has given you some new ideas or maybe made you remember some old ideas; my 12-year-old is on me to get another box of Wikki Stix now.

There are so many incredible resources as part of the iHomeschool Network 100 Things link up. There’s no excuse for not having ideas now!

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About Bethany Ishee

Bethany is the mom of six, always-homeschooled children, who one day realized she'd lost herself in the process, probably under a pile of laundry. Her eclectic style of homeschooling draws upon Classical to Unschooling and everything in between.  While homeschooling her children and writing about learning outside of school, she tries to find time to read a book, drink coffee, and pay the bills.

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