Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter are awesome, aren’t they! Back when I started homeschooling in 1986 there were 2 or 3 companies that catered to homeschoolers and they were expensive! Today, there’s so much out there it can be overwhelming! Your time is valuable. I post enough educational ideas each week that if you were to follow even part of them, you really wouldn’t need any other curriculum, but accessing all of them would take hours of scrolling each week. So, I am going to attempt to do a summary of all the ideas and links I have posted each week, all neatly organized according to subject category and age level. Please, be patient with me! I’m unschooling myself on how to do this! I’ll get better at this as I go along! Subscribe on the right to get this blog in your e-mail so you don’t miss out!
FAMILY VARIETY ACTIVITIES
- It’s fall! Lots of pumpkin farms have corn mazes and other family oriented activities this time of year! They make awesome field trips!
Have your kids write down three questions they have in a journal each day, leaving a little space where they can write the answers that they found.
Put on a fashion show! You can do this with today’s fashions or do a historical or occupational show. Have your kids write the descriptions and pick out music. Talk about proper posture and how to walk. Fun activity that includes a variety of subjects! Language Arts, Music, Art, Social Studies, Biology …
- Sukkot started on Monday and goes through this weekend. You still have some time to build yourself a tabernacle and celebrate! Counts for History too!
Play Stomp and Pop! Put the words for your memory verse on slips of paper, insert into balloons and blow up. Let your kids stomp on them to pop them to find the words. Then put the words in order!
- Start an email round-robin story with your family and friends. Create a list of people to send a group email to. Start the story and then ask your family and friends to add to the story with another sentence, paragraph or illustration, then forward on to the rest of the group. This can be really fun to see what threads develop! Counts as Language Arts or Computer Lit!
Curl up on the couch and do some interactive reading. Before you start, decide on how to divvy up the reading. Perhaps the youngest will read a word and your 8-year-old will read the rest of the sentence and you will read the rest of the paragraph. Or maybe you will read the narration, but your kids will take turns reading the dialog. Your kids will probably come up with all kinds of combinations. Have fun with it!
- For free alphabet train matching game click here!
The first alphabets (although not considered to be true alphabets) had no vowels. Write a sentence without vowels and see if someone else can figure out what you said. Counts for History too!
Cut a comic strip out of a newspaper. Then cut off the last panel. Let your kids draw what they think will happen in the last panel, then compare the actual last panel with theirs!
- Ancient texts lack punctuation marks and there is no spacing between the words. Write a story without spaces and punctuation marks. Then get other people to try to read it. Counts for History too!
Let your kids make supper tomorrow night with a scavenger hunt. Leave clues as to what ingredients and equipment will be needed around your kitchen. The last clue should lead to a recipe or two that is hidden. Counts as Language Arts and Home Ec!
Middle School – High School
- Are you subscribed to Grammar Girl? I learn so much from her! In this post she discusses the difference between “further” and “farther”.
- Love hands on activities? Try this one!
- Here’s a link for all kinds of fun educational pumpkin activities!
- Give your child several Legos that are the same size. Then tell them to find out how many Legos long their shoe, a stuffed toy, their favorite toy vehicle, etc. is.
Elementary and Up
- Mix Music and Math with this awesome composing activity!
- For some really great tips for teaching your kids internet safety in an online world! Click here!
BABIES AND TODDLERS
- For some insight on things you can do to help your baby’s brain grow click here!
HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE
I had never heard about this aspect of choosing a college before, have you?
ISSUES AND ENCOURAGEMENT
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Wow! I learned so much doing this post! Hope it blessed you!
God Bless You All!