This is my favorite time of year to homeschool. The winter doldrums and disillusions have faded and in its place is the beauty and energy and warmth of Spring! This is the time that I don't cling tightly to "the plan" because when you have sunny skies, low humidity, and mid-70's, you head outside!
Here is our family's annual Spring Homeschooling recipe:
An assortment of pillows
5 field guides
1-2 butterfly nets
Journals for whoever wants them
As many kids as you have
Head outside on an perfect-weather-day. Set up quilt and pillows in any way you want. Grab some simple field guides....trees, caterpillars, bugs/spiders, butterflies, birds, wildflowers for reference. Lay around with your children looking for whatever you can find...birds in the trees, butterflies flitting, little buggies creeping through the grass (that's when a Magnifying Glass is nice!). Draw what you see in your journal...but only if you feel like it. Chase butterflies and hope to catch one. Flop back down and listen to Mama read some of James Herriot's wonderful animal stories. Enjoy the sun and the breeze. Laugh, tickle, watch clouds. Wonder at creation!
Similar One -Ingredient Recipes:
- Check out a local State Park
- Hike a Trail
- Visit a local farm
- Go Biking
- Go Camping
- Go Fishing
- Walk around your city
- Plant something
Hope these recipes will help keep your homeschooling fresh and invigorating...nurturing good health and relationships too!