Here are TEN fun ideas to keep you going:
1. Call a local homeschool friend. See if you can get together and do a day of school together.
2. Take a day off. In the grand scheme of things, is it really so bad to take one day off? Nope. It really isn’t!! If you absolutely can not take an entire day off, take a half day. Please. It’s worth it, I promise.
3. Do school outside! It’s so lovely to be out in the fresh air and warm breezes! Take a nature walk, study the clouds, race down the street…the possibilities are endless!
4. Take an ice cream break. Talk about how ice cream is made and then visit your local ice cream parlor for a cool treat!
5. Visit a hardware store and buy materials to make a bird feeder and/or a bird house. Hang it where you can study the birds that come to visit!
6. Visit a gardening center and discuss the different kinds of plants, trees, bushes…even fountains and fish. Generally you can find a helpful employee who is happy to impart their knowledge.
7. Hit the zoo, the art museum, the children’s museum, the aquarium….you get the picture. Try to visit them now before the summer crowds arrive. Also, many schools schedule field trips towards the end of the school year. I always call ahead and ask if there are large groups scheduled on the day that we want to visit.
8. Involve your kids in spring cleaning. Purge a bookshelf and some old school supplies to donate to a shelter. Visit a soup kitchen and drop off a donation. What an amazing way to show our kids the world that exists outside of their neighborhood!
9. Take a field trip into a local city. We are fortunate to live with an hour of both NYC and Philadelphia. Every city, no matter how small has some history to it! Study the buildings, visit City Hall, count the skyscrapers, get plenty of information at the visitor’s center.
10. Play tourist in your own town. I guarantee you’ll find something new that you didn’t know.
There are so many ways that you can have fun with school – and remember, one of the best things about homeschooling is that it can be flexible!
What can you have fun learning about today?