Nativity Pocket Chart Calendar Cards – Free Printable

Nativity Pocket Chart Calendar Cards

Hopefully you all are enjoying a little break at some point this upcoming week with Thanksgiving {well, at least those of you in the US!}. December isn’t that far away, so here’s a head start for you to print and laminate before the month of December begins.

A reader emailed and asked if I would be willing to create Nativity Pocket Chart Calendar Cards. While she loved the free December pocket chart calendar cards I shared several years ago, she wanted one featuring Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus – and I absolutely wanted to help her out.

How to Use the Nativity Pocket Chart Calendar Cards

Use the different colored number cards to try different pattern sequences: an ABC pattern, ABAB pattern, AABB pattern and other patterns you can make up together. Here’s an example of different patterns using the cards from September.

pattern example

The set also includes a calendar header for the month of December as well.

Nativity Pocket Chart Calendar Header

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Additional Calendar Helps

Here are a few additional printables and helps for you all, including the pocket chart that we use, laminating tips, and additional printables you may like:

Yearly pocket chart calendar numbers from Homeschool Creations copy Pocket chart holiday and special occasion cards

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Additional December Pocket Chart Calendar Pieces

Pocket Chart Calendar Cards for the month of December

If you’d prefer a different set of Christmas themed calendar pocket chart calendar pieces, feel free to grab a free set here.

PDF Printing Problems

Having trouble downloading or printing this file? Be sure to check out the post on PDF Download Problems for tips and tricks on getting the files to download properly. The solution is usually something simple and quick!

Student Planner PDF Download – Now Available!

Student Planner full year || Homeschool Creations

I am SO excited to share a new printable student planner with you all today! Over the last few months McKenna, Laurianna, and I have been working together to create a larger student planner for them to use because half-sized planners just weren’t cutting it. We had hoped to share it earlier this year but really wanted to make sure it was ‘just right’ before sharing it.

McKenna’s words after seeing it completely bound and put together were, “Mom, it doesn’t even look like you made it! No offense!” She is so happy with it! It is full of color, plenty of space, and undated, so we can print off a new copy each year and bind it however we please. We initially thought about putting it in a 1/2” binder, but ended up deciding to have it spiral bound and it turned out great!

We chose not to date the planner because the girls are able to personalize it more to their liking – and it also saves me the hassle of having to rework the entire thing each year. They’ve actually enjoyed taking the time to get it set up, so it’s a win-win for us!

Inside Our Student Planner

Want a peek inside? I promise it’s super simple – because we found we really didn’t need so much extra stuff, full of color, and ready to download and print.

Email subscribers can watch the video here.

A quick note: I figured out that our printer will print FULL BLEED. It was one of the paper choices in settings. In the video you’ll see some of the pages that we experiments with (ones that were or weren’t printed all the way to the edge). Our front and back covers were printed onto cardstock and then laminated for extra durability. We use a heavy weight paper to print the planner and make the pages a little thicker.

Weekly Student Planner layout from Homeschool Creations

The Student Planner contains:

  • 8 1/2” x 11” undated pages – use it year after year!
  • Year at a glance dates
  • Student information and schedule page
  • 12 blank monthly planning pages
  • Weekly planning pages for 8 subjects
  • Planning for every day of the week (smaller spaces for Saturday/Sunday)
  • Goals, notes, and ‘what I learned’ section
  • Tracking for books read
  • 2 layouts: August through July or January through December

Purchase a Student Planner

This student planner is undated so you have the option of printing off a new copy each year. It is available for $10 and you are more than welcome to print off copies for each of your children – this year and in years to come!

Your purchase also allows access to a ‘buyers only’ page where optional pages will be added including additional dated covers (the current planner features a 2015/2016 calendar).

The Student Planner is only available as a pdf download, and prints off double-sided. We had ours bound at Staples for just $3.99 – not bad at all!

student planner buy now


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November 2015 Personal Planner Pages – Free Printable

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The fall weather around these parts has been wonderful. The leaves are in their full colors here and I’ll admit – it’s my favorite time of the year. With November on the horizon, we have the holidays to start planning for and several birthdays in our immediate family coming as well! It’s definitely a time that I need to be on top of everything coming (and going). I’m excited to have another round of freezer cooking coming too, because I know it will be a bit help!

I’d love to share a few printable pages with you all to help you get your November organized – keep reading and thanks for downloading!

My Daily Planner

Daily Planning Pages printable - free download for February. Also link to the FULL 2015 Daily Planner - get organized this year.

If you’d like to take a look at how I’ve set up my yearly planner, I’ve explained it more in this post here, as well as given links to my favorite binder and colorful tabs (because pretty makes life fun too, right?).

Download the November Personal Planner Pages

You can download the November 2015 Personal Planner Pages HERE. There are 12 pages included as a part of the download: the month at a glance and then weekly planning pages as well. Each month I’ll be offering a free download for that month’s planning pages, so you can check back and download them as they become available.

Purchase the Daily Personal Planner

Daily Planner Cover image

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If you like the layout and want to start planning out the rest of your year now (and next year too), purchase the full 2015 -2016 Daily Planner for $4.99. The calendar runs thru December 2016. It includes 18 month-at-a-glance pages and dated weekly pages through December 2016. Enjoy!

Don’t Miss The Daily To-Do List

Daily to do list free printable


My Daily To-Do List is pretty basic, but hopefully it will work for you too. There is an area to make a list of things to accomplish, household goals, appointment, meals for the day, and even a space to record exercise (oh – I crack myself up!) and water intake. Each page in the document is identical so you can print them off, cut the page in half, and have two lists. If you print them front to back, you’ll have four to-do lists and save a little paper.


Hope you all have a wonderful November!! I’d love to hear your plans!



Comic Strip Illustrations for History – Free Printables

comic strip illustrations for history - 12 page printable download Homeschool Creations

One of the BEST things that we’ve ever done for our history time has been letting the kids illustrate their history lessons. While taking notes works well for the older ones at times, more often than not, they really enjoy sketching out what they are learning.

Here’s the thing – they are recalling SO much more! At the end of our lessons, they are cracking up and retelling me more information from the heart of our lessons, and their recall is stretching far beyond what it has in the past. All thanks to a simple comic strip style piece of paper.

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We’ve used coloring pages in the past to go along with our history studies as well as letting the kids build with Legos, but these pages for illustrating what they ‘hear’ from our reading have been a wonderful compromise because they appeal to the kids’ artistic side (and it is so much more quiet compared to the stirring of Legos!).

Coloring pages, Legos, and other ideas all  have their time and place during our lesson time, don’t get me wrong! We haven’t thrown out every other method, but while the kids are enjoying this way to learn and recall history, we are going to run with it!

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The kids are all using stick figures and just a plain ol’ No. 2 pencil for their sketching (we can thank Grapevine for the stick figure love). Above you can see McKenna’s work when we were talking about the ancient Egyptians and the process of mummification. (I may have cracked up when I saw the picture of Pharaoh in a not-so-living state.)

Because I was getting tired of sketching out grid after grid on blank paper for them (mainly Kaleb) every single day, I put together a collection of comic strip style templates for them to use when illustrating their lessons.

comic strip illustration sample pages - Homeschool Creations

There are 12 different layouts in the pdf file (linked below). Some of the pages are in landscape format (our favorite) and several in portrait (the file will appear all landscape, so just pay attention to the placement of the lines where kids can write the lesson topic and the date or their name). Since Kaleb doesn’t draw quite as many pictures, there are some with only 12 squares, several with rectangles for larger scenes, and a few with up to 20 squares for illustrating.

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Download the Comic Strip Templates HERE.


Hope these are a help to you all as well!

Doodle Art Coloring Page Printable

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Laurianna loves to doodle and draw. Really, she adores art of any kind. During her free time lately she has been working on drawing with just a sharpie and her sketch pad to make some fun patterned creations.

Call them doodles. Call them Zentangles. Whatever you want to say is fine. It’s pretty. It’s fun. And it makes her happy.

When I shared the above  picture of her working on one of her latest creations, several people emailed and asked if she would share it as a download – she said YES (and is rather excited that other people like it too!).

Doodle Art Owl Eye Coloring Page

She started off doodling an eye (I’m sure you can see that) and then went from there. I see one thing in the doodle and the others in the house see another – so we’re having fun with it. The best part is, we can print it off and each color it however we would like.

If you’d like to download a copy to color for your kids (or yourself – I promise, I won’t tell because I have one for myself), just click below. And if you wouldn’t mind sharing on Pinterest – she’d love that too!
Thanks for downloading and sharing!

Download the Doodle Art Coloring Page HERE.