Do you feel like since you are homeschooling your kiddos are missing out on the first day of school excitement? Well this post on fun back to school ideas for homeschoolers is for you! Here we are sharing our favorite six back to school activities for homeschool kids!
Here we share our favorite back to school traditions and ideas for our homeschool program. Even though we take a shorter summer break we still take a break and join in on the hype of a new school year and a new grade. Check out these fun six back to school activities for homeschool kids and try them out today.
Starting the new school year with a special breakfast tradition is a great way to get your kids excited for the new school year. You can make pancakes in the shape of letters or numbers, or create a breakfast buffet with their favorite foods. Make this out of the ordinary by cooking something special for them. I like to cook a big breakfast for my homeschooler by myself and when she wakes up she has a delicious breakfast waiting for her. However, you can cook together too.
I love playing games and creating games for my homeschool kiddo to make learning fun. Which is why I created this back to school escape room game. It is a great way to set the tone for the rest of school year and adds something fun into the day. Our back to school escape room includes six clues and activities for students to solve. No matter what grade your student is in easily use this fun back to school escape room this year. Check it out here.
Field trips are a great way to make learning fun and engaging for homeschoolers. Plan a field trip to a local museum, zoo, or historical site. If you cannot go in person, there are many virtual field trip options available online. Virtual field trips can be just as engaging as in-person field trips and can be a great way to explore new places and learn new things. Personally, field trips are one of our favorite perks about homeschooling because there is so much to learn from the world around us.
Incorporating STEM activities into your homeschool curriculum is a great way to spark your homeschooler’s interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. You can do experiments, build robots, or create a coding project. Some STEM activities are included in our Back to School Escape Room Game but others are building a balloon tower with limited supplies, building an egg parachute, building a bridge out of limited material for a small car to drive across, or even building a boat to hold little figurines too. STEM activities are great for enhancing critical thinking skills and more.
My homeschool kiddo loves arts and crafts and I use it to teach several subjects and increase fine motor skills too. For example, for our back to school craft ideas, we create an all about me collage using newspapers and clippings from magazines. Also, back to school craft ideas can include posters to reference to the rest of the year, making clay molds of the planets, and more. Crafts and arts time can even be a free project for kids to create something unique.
Incorporating games and puzzles is a great way to set the tone for the rest of the school year. Do not just feel like you can only play games on the first day of school but throughout the whole year. For example, on our first day of school, I surprise my homeschooled child with a brand new game that is educational and we will play it all year long.
You can play educational board games, solve puzzles, or create a scavenger hunt. These activities will not only make learning fun, but they will also help your homeschooler develop important skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork. One of our favorite games to play is Hoot Owl Hoot, it is a cooperative game and very strategic for kids to play,
We love making the first day of school fun in our homeschool program. Not only does this help set the tone for the rest of the school year but also gives us something to hype up to feel like we are not missing out on normal school traditions.
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