Homeschooling doesn’t always have to be endless reading and workbooks. You might find it interesting that you can have more enjoyment when you start making things fun. The fun during homeschool begins when you relax. If your idea of fun isn’t working, don’t hesitate to change it.
Homeschooling doesn’t need to resemble a private or public school. Also, it’s alright if your experience isn’t similar to acquaintances or ones you see on the internet. Continue doing what works for you or your children. Make it as fun as you want it to be! If you have toddlers still in diapers, the benefits of disposable diapers is that they will make some of these activities much easier to do.
Try these fun activities for a great year at homeschool.
1. Mix Things Up with Music
Music can be a soothing way to start the day. Try playing it as soon as you start your mornings. Dance your heart out to your favorite tunes!
You can also apply SQUILT (Super Quiet UnInterupted Listening Time) to study music. It’s an excellent learning method about composers of select musical scores instrumentation, rhythm, mood, tempo, and dynamics. But even if you master the basics of music, mind you, here are four things you may not know about music and arts education.
2. Play with Language
Have you ever tried learning a different language? Doing so can be a great addition to your fun day at homeschool. Learning a new language is not only fun, but it’s also free.
3. Include Cooking in Your Routine
Start your own Home Economics or cooking class. Cook together with your kids! You can bake goods and cookies or make dinner for your friends and neighbors.
Get your kids in the kitchen and let them do their own thing. Make them more involved by asking them what recipes they want to do and working with them to create the dish. You can even create homemade slime by following instructions found online.
Encourage your children to explore. You never know; something good might come out of it.
4. Play Games
Games are the perfect way to learn while having fun. Enjoy homeschooling by incorporating some of your favorite games!
Games contribute a lot of teachable skills such as the following:
- learning how to handle winning and losing
- verbal communication skills
- math skills
- problem-solving skills
- early literacy skills
- improved critical thinking
5. Get Messy by Incorporating Art
Paper, pastels, canvas, and paint all contribute to fun times with your children, especially for those who like getting messy or want to study more about the different art techniques and mediums. Get all your necessary art needs and start making an artistic mess.
6. Watch Films and Documentaries
Watching documentaries and films together is an excellent way for your children to explore a new interest or learn more about their subject of interest. It’s also a great way of bonding as a family while reliving your favorite scenes.
7. Incorporate Hands-On Crafts and Kits
Puzzles, slime, modeling clay, legos, Tinker Crates, and knitting are perfect for providing more opportunities for learning and tactile play, as well as for keeping your kids busy through a read-aloud.
8. Explore Nature and the Outside
The outside world has its enjoyable traits too. Camping, hiking, fishing, kayaking, and many more activities you can do outdoors are waiting for you to explore them!
9. Celebrate Every Achievement
Throw a party and celebrate every one of you and your children’s milestones and achievements. You can also celebrate the birthdays of historical figures such as Albert Einstein or Marie Curie.
Furthermore, you can celebrate unique and unusual national holidays like national sticker day or national taco day. Get the National Day Calendar to take not of every wacky national day. Have some fun and celebrate with your kids!
10. Go on Several Field Trips
Plan field trips to the zoos and museums. Some of these establishments even offer homeschooler discounts or deep discounts during a specific day of the year. You can also apply for reciprocal memberships to save a lot of money.
You can find new things to read at the library or take a day out to stroll the local park. Make sure to include field trip options that your child will be interested in or start being passionate about.
Some field trip ideas include natural, historical, and cultural resources, water filtration stations, car museums, and factories.
11. Have Fun on Rainy Days
Don’t let the rain affect your mood! If you can’t go outdoors, there are still plenty of indoor activities you can do. Try building a den your children can sit in and read books at. Or dabble in photography and get creative with photos. You can also learn new skills such as sewing, crocheting, or knitting. There are a lot of indoor activities to enjoy and learn from!
Homeschooling provides you with the flexibility to foster an environment that’s rich in learning. It doesn’t always have to be a strictly followed curriculum. Learning through play and experience also help and might even be better.