Home Economics Activities and Links

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Family and Consumer Sciences project database: https://www.familyconsumersciences.com/

Fresh FACS: https://www.freshfacs.com/default.asp

Mrs. Dean's Lab: http://www.mrsdeanslab.com/facs.html

Miss Beecher's Domestic Receipt Book (includes recipes): https://www.gutenberg.org/files/54965/54965-h/54965-h.htm

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences: https://www.aafcs.org/home

Taste of Home - How to Cut Down Recipes: https://www.tasteofhome.com/article/how-to-cut-down-recipes/

Budget Bytes - The entire website focuses on affordable recipes with corresponding grocery lists and food budgeting advice. They also have a free monthly meal planner that can be printed: https://www.budgetbytes.com/

Several meal planning and grocery checklists can be downloaded here: https://projectmealplan.com/meal-planning-templates/

How To: The Easiest and Simplest Way to Create a Monthly Budget Video from Shay Budgets - Not exclusive to food, but highlights how to go about creating a simple written budget: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pslPbfpnzk&si=ePkuhmUhPKo6oS1_

How to Budget for Groceries Video from YNAB - Discusses the importance of sub-categorizing a grocery budget: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xdE-tXP6vCc&si=GWNIokV7R2_ZtoY1

Basic Textile Mending

  • How to Sew a Button - for Absolute BEGINNERS from Treasurie on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du6gq3ks0SQ
  • How to sew a hole - How to stitch a hole in clothes - Hand sew up a hole in pants, shirt, leggings from Cinderella Sew on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkrc-V8sRlk
  • Additionally, here is a checklist of basic tools and supplies for hand sewing and mending: https://www.household-management-101.com/basic-sewing-kit.html

Stain Removal

  • How to Get (Almost) Every Kind of Stain Out of Your Clothes from the Rachel Ray Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfJi49umT6U
  • How to Remove Permanent Stains From Carpet (Color Safe) - a very scientific guide - from The Stain Guide on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1Toi44x7pY

Household Maintenance

Literary devices, definitions, and examples: https://writers.com/common-literary-devices

Home Ec For Everyone by Sharon & David Bowers

The Student’s Cookbook: An Illustrated Guide to Everyday Essentials by Keda Black

How to Clean Everything by Ann Russell

1001 Things Every Teen Should Know Before They Leave Home by Harry H. Harrison Jr. 

Life Skills for Teens by Karen Harris

Connoisseur Kids by Jennifer L. Scott

Madame Chic series by Jennifer L. Scott

Etiquette and Manners Plain and Simple by Jackie F. Whitehead

Emily Post’s Etiquette by Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning

Modern Etiquette Made Easy by Myka Meier

The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking

Architecture: A Visual History by Jonathan Glancey

Project Unhoused by Zac Martin Levy

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo 

How To Fix Anything by the editors of Popular Mechanics

Family Handyman Whole House Repair Guide by the editors of Family Handyman

How to Fix Stuff by Tom Scalisi and Tanya Watson