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Bored to Board Game! Summer Writing Week 3

June 23, 2017

Last week, I had a beautiful time meeting homeschool families in Ontario, California. A BIG THANK YOU to the HTHL families who came by our booth. I LOVE hearing about your success with HTHL!

Pictured below: What a surprise! This lovely HTHL mom delivered flowers to me! Isn’t this a lovely bouquet? Throughout the weekend, I had many people ask me if the flowers were real. It really was hard to tell.

Next week we’ll be in Portland, Oregon. Scroll to the bottom to get the details!

On the Road with HTHL

Weekly Writing Tips

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Summer Writing Fun

 How do you keep your child practicing and enjoying the skill of writing during the summer break? This summer, HTHL’s Writing Tip of the Week will feature 10 fun ideas to keep your child writing!

Summer Writing Project# 3: Create a Board Game

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  • Stiff cardboard- (I like to use the foam board)
  • Markers
  • Index cards
  • Game markers-(We have used lego men, beads, small cars, etc.
  • Make a spinner, use dice, or any other creative way to determine player advancement.


  1. Talk about ideas for a board game.
  2. Design the board game in pencil and then complete with bright color markers.
  3. Write out instructions and rules.
  4. Write out player cards.
  5. Add hand-drawn or printed pictures to the board game.
  6. Bonus: Design a storage box for the game.

Here are just a few writing skills your child will pick up in the name of “fun”!

  • Writing clear instructions
  • Creating rules that are fun and fair
  • Writing “player cards”

Why not host a board game night with friends and family where you can play the newly created board game. Pop the popcorn and make some summer writing memories!

Write Early*Write Often*Write Well Writing Contest

Can’t win if you don’t enter!

 Check it out: Click HERE


“My son danced all over the house, but is now seated in front of the laptop excitedly writing another story. Thank you for encouraging him!!!” Corban’s Mom

(Corban is a 2017 monthly winner)

Here’s the best part! When you enter the writing contest, you also get published!

AND … ALL PROFITS GO TO SUPPORT Compassion International.

Write Early Write Often Write Well

When you write, kids around the world benefit! Compassion International

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Did you enter a story in 2016?

If the answer is yes, then congratulations, you are a published author! Click HERE to check out and order the first volume of Write Early, Write Often Write Well Anthology.


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 What does Cathy Duffy say about Here to Help Learning?

“Here to Help Learning’s Writing Program is perfect for the family or group class in need of an enthusiastic instructor. The courses are very easy-to-use and enjoyable for both students and adults. They also make it possible to teach children together if they are within a few grade levels of one another. The Christian aspects of the course—memory verses, mentions of faith and God throughout the courses, and activities that stress Christianity in action—are more thoroughly and effectively integrated than in most other Christian writing courses.”Cathy Duffy (Curriculum Review)

We’ll help your first grader get from

here to there so he can go everywhere!


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If you are already signed up for Here to Help Learning‘s Writing Program, you have an awesome plan in place spanning six years of instruction that includes solid writing instruction AND a beautiful collection of your child’s memories and stories written (or dictated) by your child that won’t fade away.

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Make Way For Summer Learning: Our family has learned summer is the perfect time to sharpen skills and foster a love of learning, but it looks quite a bit different than our September-June style of learning. Read More…

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June 23-24 OCEANetwork (Oregon Homeschool Convention) Please join us!

Beth’s Workshops: 

  • Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers
  • Dream Bigger
  • Anger and Conflict Management in Your Home
  • Beauty in the Bloom
  • Treating Writing Allergies

Forrest’s Workshops:

  • An Equipment Operator’s Guide to Keeping Your Family out of the Repair Shop


Click HERE for HTHL’s Homeschool Convention Schedule!


Visit Here to Help Learning’s store! Check out our NEW product, Island of the Blue Dolphins Filmed Study Guide

Blessings! We hope you have a wonderful week homeschooling!  If you need help with our writing program, send us a support ticket. If you just want to ask me a question, click ASK BETH.

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