Honestly, homeschooling isn’t always fun. Some days we need inspiration. These links provide just that!
The Beatitudes of Homeschooling
Holy Spirit-Led Homeschooling provides this free printable that can encourage us any time we need to remember why we do what we do.
Mini Office Printables
School is a lot more fun when you have everything you need in front of you. Homeschool Creations provides this ingenious way of keeping critical information in front of a first grader. But you could do this for each of your students.
Free Science Plans Using Magic School Bus DVDs
Magic School Bus videos (available on Netflix and YouTube) can be a fun way to change up your science curriculum. Homeschool Belle provides lesson plans to go along with each video.
November Learning Calendar
Buggy and Buddy has created this printable calendar that can not only teach younger students about the calendar, but can be used to plan fun learning activities for the month.
Outdoor Bible Verse Scavenger Hunt
What’s more fun than a scavenger hunt? The truth is, it isn’t always fun for mom if she has to plan it. Rachel Wojo has made it fun for everyone by providing the clues and using Bible verses, too!
My Kids Adventures
After teaching all day, you may be fresh out of creative ideas. My Kids Adventures is a website to the rescue! They offer easy ideas for having fun with the kids that are designed for dads, too.
You can find all these pins and more on the What’s Hot in Homeschooling board!
I continue to be amazed by the talents God has blessed homeschoolers with. It’s a pleasure to look through these wonderful resources each week. Hope you enjoy them!
Free Math Placement Test
Learn Math Fast’s big math bookmark was a huge hit, so this week the site has another freebie for us. Quickly and easily determine what grade level your child is working at in math.
13 Questions to Help You Determine God’s Will (Great for Making Curriculum Decisions!)
Last week I had to make an important decision and my friend, Barb, directed me to her decision-making post for the second time. It was SO helpful that I realized it could help us homeschool moms decide on curriculum and other schooling issues as well. Pin it so you’ll have it when you need it.
Library Scavenger Hunt
It’s been a while since I’ve taken the kids to the library (my husband took them this summer), so I love No Twiddle Twaddle’s idea of sending them on a scavenger hunt. I think they will, too.
20 Activities for Tween-Age Boys
Can I ever use these ideas! I have a tweenager who is incredibly creative in imagining reasons he should be allowed to have more game time. Fortunately, Frugal Fun 4 Boys is just as creative in giving us these game-free activities.
Make Your Focus-Challenged Child His Own Cubicle
I was SO excited when I saw this idea because I was thinking like a psychologist. These homemade room dividers are not only attractive, but they are just the thing for a child who is easily distracted. Thank you, Organizing Made Fun!
Activities to Develop Fine Motor Skills
I have five boys and none of them have had the motor skills that my daughter had. Fine motor skills are what enable a child to dress himself, tie his shoes, write, and draw. Hands on as We Grow has a wonderful list of fun ideas for developing fine motor skills that work for all ages.
More Hot Stuff!
This week I have a bonus tip that I shared on my Facebook Page that is for homeschoolers only. Be sure to visit the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network page and “Like” it to hear about the launch of these podcasts. You just might recognize one of the hosts. More later!
When the newness of the school year wears off, you’re going to want some tricks up your sleeve to keep it interesting. This issue of What’s Hot in Homeschooling is here to help.
350+ Ideas for a Creative and Fun School Year
KC Edventures offers us this pinnable post to refer to all year long. It really will be January before we know it!
4 Simple Ways to Fit Science into Your Day
If you’ve been homeschooling longer than a year, you may be exhausted at the thought of doing lots of science. Let’s face it. Science can take a lot of time. That’s why I appreciated this advice from Raising Lifelong Learners. I bet you will too!
An Unexpected Gospel Story
My family loves movies, but finding family-friendly movies that reflect our values has become a real challenge. That’s why I’m so excited about this movie that we were able to see for free at our local theater this summer. It’s a great way to fit in science and an even better way to talk about your faith. While you’re reading at The Inspired Day, I’d love to have you subscribe to these short shots of inspiration. Looking for more family-friendly movies? Plugged In Online has yearly nominations for the best movies for kids and teens.
An Inspiring Homeschool Space
Cornerstone Confessions shares pictures of her homeschooling space that looks like a kids’ library and preschool classroom rolled into one. If you have younger kids and need to rethink your space, don’t miss this post.
Homeschool Music Appreciation
Navigating by Joy inspires with her take on how to make classical music a part of your homeschool. The opening paragraph made me want to pop in a CD.
The Importance of Review in Learning
When I started homeschooling, I thought review was the boring stuff of traditional school. So I didn’t do it. I wanted to get on to more new material like what I’ve shared above. Now I see that review is what makes it possible to move on to new, fresh material! If you’re not convinced, read this great article from The Homeschool Classroom.
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