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Including Vacations in Your Homeschool

Including Vacations in Your Homeschool

For homeschool families, vacations are often the ultimate field trip. The great thing about using a vacation as a field trip is that your kids will be learning without even realizing it! There are many ways to plan and take a vacation that includes lots of learning opportunities while your family has a fun and relaxing time.

The following list provides just a few examples to get your creative thought processes going:

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Scheduling Senior Year

Scheduling Senior Year

Brought to you by the American School Counselor Association

Throughout the country, high school juniors are visiting their counselor's office to schedule classes for their senior year. So what'll it be? Here are some suggestions:

1. Prepare for the college crunch. This means taking demanding college prep courses, possibly some Advance Placement courses, a third or fourth level of a foreign language, trig or calculus, an advanced science, a computer course, and a meaningful elective or two.

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Top 10 Arts and Craft Activities

Top 10 Arts and Craft Activities

Find creative ways to keep your kids busy with these projects.

1. Magical Butterfly Garden
Celebrate the life of the monarch butterfly by creating these fantasy gardens with your child.

2.  Shoe-print-asaurus
Trace your child's tracks to make his own species of dinosaur!

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Updated: March 30, 2022

15 Fun Rainy Day Activities for Kids

Rainy Day

If rainy weather is keeping you cooped up inside, don't fret. We've put together the ultimate list of rainy day activities for kids of all ages.

If you're like me, with two toddlers at home, a rainy day is enough to send you into a tailspin. No playground. No park. No bike rides. What fun things can we come up with to occupy the time while trapped indoors?

More: 10 Toddler Art Projects to do This Weekend

Updated: July 7, 2021

The Best Outdoor Activities for Kids

Summer Activities

Summer break has arrived and it’s time to get the kids out of the house and into the busy outdoors. The sun, fresh air, and physical activity should make for some happy and tired kids at the end of the day. Taking a break from the screens and playing outside can ramp up the imagination, increase activity level, and get your kids some much-needed Vitamin D.

Egg Drop

Egg Drop Science Activity for Kids

Egg Drop

Materials

  • Raw egg (and a few extra)
  • Packing materials
  • String or tape
Directions

The object of this activity is to wrap up an egg so that it won't break when dropped from a height. The recommended height is 12-15 feet. Design a container which will protect the egg from breaking. It should be lightweight and sturdy. Most of all, it should withstand sudden impact with the ground.

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Building the Curricula You Will Use to Homeschool

Building the Curricula You Will Use to Homeschool

Although the list of subjects is what you will teach, the curricula are how you will teach those subjects. You will need a curriculum for each subject for each student for each year.

What Is a Curriculum and Why Is It Important?

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by: Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book

Bubble Contest

Bubble Contest


Nothing to do on a summer afternoon? Organize a bubbleblowing contest! Mix up some bubble solution, assemble some tools for blowing, and you're set. These contest ideas come from the book Science Wizardry for Kids by Margaret Kenda and Phyllis S. Williams.

Materials
  • Bubble solution
  • Bubble-blowing tools: drinking straws, funnels, wire loops, and so on
  • Marble or other small toy

Directions

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