Thursday, June 28, 2012

Homeschool Summer Pick-ups

Summer is a great time of year. The kids can go outside and play in the fresh air, but don't forget the sunscreen. Fourth of July means fireworks and picnic fun. Summer swimming and water parks are great summer fun too. Movie matanees, concerts in the park, and icecream stops are near the top of the to do list. Summer is usually a little more laid back and relaxing, well for kids anyway. Even if you homeschool year round, summer is still a very fun time of year.

It's not all that hard to find fun ways to sneak a little schooling into the lazy days of summer. Give the kids colorful sidewalk chalk and encourage them to see who can spell the most words on the driveway before Daddy comes home from work. Let them fix a cool summer treat in the kitchen. Make sure you have them weigh, measure, and read the directions for the recipe on their own. Have a nature scavenger hunt looking for certain types of leaves, rocks, flowers, tree branches, snails...., write summer poetry, tell stories around the fire pit, play hangman for kids, act out your favorite story book, make your own bubble blowing solution and see who canblow the biggest bubbles, fly kites after you explore why kites can fly, star gaze at night, and more. The possibilities are endless, and the kids won't really even realize all these activities are educational because they are having so much fun.

What do you and your kids do for sneaky educational fun in the summer? Please share with everyone.

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