Summer is upon us.
I find that if my kids have a total break for too long everyone is at loose ends.
We don’t technically school “year round,” but I definitely try to plan learning activities during those hot summer months. It’s important, also, to remember to plan FUN ACTIVITIES for your kids.
I’d like to share three ideas with you that might just help make your summer more fun, educational, and memorable!
1. INTEREST LED UNIT STUDIES
Have a meeting with your children and ASK THEM what they would like to delve into this summer. Let them assist you in the planning, gathering of materials, and make it FUN!
An example is:
- Learn the history of a summer-time activity, such as baseball.
- Then experience it by playing or going to a game, for example.
- Most of all, let the children decide and make sure it is fun.
2. HAVE A “FINE ARTS SUMMER”
It seems that Fine Arts always fall through the cracks during the school year.
I’m going to throw out some ideas:
- Choose an artist or composer a week and study them deeply.
- Commit to studying a piece of beautiful music each week.
- Spend the summer creating masterpieces with chalk pastels.
A SUMMER OF FUN!
What if you asked your kids all of the fun things they wanted to accomplish this summer?
3. MAKE A SUMMER BUCKET LIST.
(Put limits on the items so that they are actually achievable for your family!)
Post the list prominently in your house and make it your family’s goal to complete the bucket list.
What kinds of things could go on a summer bucket list?
- make ice cream sundaes
- play hopscotch
- run in the sprinklers
- have a crazy diving contest at the pool
- decorate flower pots
- complete 10 random acts of kindness
- go to one educational place in your state you’ve never been before
- visit one state park
- read five chapter books aloud as a family
- learn a new card game
The possibilities on this one are endless!
*Check out 50 Free Things To Do With Your Kids This Summer for more ideas.
Of course, I suppose you could always just take the entire summer OFF, but if you’re like most homeschooling moms I know, it isn’t in your nature to just stop schooling for a couple of months!
What are you planning to do in your homeschool this summer?
Originally published at:https://www.reallifeathome.com/3-ideas-for-summer-homeschool/