Homeschool burnout … it happens. Even when we think it can’t happen to us, it can. I am not an expert, nor do I hold a degree in psychology, but I am a Mom. A mom who homeschools, a mom who lives real life. A life where laundry never folds itself and thus sits too long in baskets, where library books are sometimes overdue, where we have days supper has to be ordered in last minute because I was too tired to run to the grocery store. But also a life full of fun, smiles, hugs, games, toys and learning along
“Library Day!!” When I make the above statement my kids scurry around the house to find their library cards, backpacks and rolling suitcases; then place them by the front door. They will grab a snack…usually apples and bottles of water, quickly dress and remind me to make sure I have change for the parking meter! They are on it…no dilly dally! They LOVE going to the library! We have been so busy lately that I put our trips to the library on the back burner. We went from going every 2 or 3 weeks to going every 2
Are you teaching a second language in your home? When it comes time to learn those new vocabulary words and everyone is getting tired of handwriting them out to memorize…try this fun activity! Supplies Needed: Sharpie Marker (or any marker) Post-it Notes Willingness to have things get a little crazy Something your kids like to do that will help quiet things down That’s it! Now go have some fun! Did you give this a try? I’d love to hear from you!
Don`t Plug In…Be Creative! If your child is sick, often sitting on your lap and reading a story is all you will need to pass the time. But what if all your other children are in tow? Perhaps no one is ill and you are just waiting for another type of appointment or event? We could hand over the electronic devices for our kids and ourselves to pass the time. Or you can choose to unplug from technology for a while and plug into everything around you….including each other! Here are some ideas and things we have done to help
This is one of our favourite snow activities! My kids love to play in the snow and build forts (ok sometimes it’s me too 🙂 ). We also love to go out and colour the snow! Snow Art Supplies Needed: Spray bottles Water Food Colouring Snow This is also a great activity to incorporate learning about Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Colours! Learn the colour wheel and play in the snow! The only caution needed for this activity is to be sure the food colouring doesn’t stain your clothing. Ice Castles! Why not take your building blocks outside? Freeze