Back in the good ol' days, before the internet, well, even before homeschooling was a thing, those of us who chose to homeschool had to rely solely on books from the library and curriculum that could be ordered. Now, homeschooling can be so much more fun and can expand outside the four walls of your home.
If you look around, everything around you is an education. Outside your door is science. Spring is here, plants are starting to grow and some of the plants are starting to peek through the ground. Bugs are another source of observation. How many different kinds can be found in your yard? What kinds of trees are growing in your block?
Teaching your children at home shouldn't be intimidating. However, picking up at the end of the school year is another challenge entirely.
The school itself is working to provide the necessary support as you do this.I've compiled a list of places you can "go" for educational fun and some online adventures. (Hey, Grandpa and Grandma, you can check out some of these sites as well, it's never too late to learn to draw or visit a museum!)
Feel free to share in the comments below any cool links that you might have found that would be fun for kids to visit or educational finds!
Websites with Multiple Topics
Educational games for children ages 2-8
For ages preschool through 5th grade, the site offers worksheets, games and lesson plans.
For Ages 2 and Under
Today I Feel Silly: And other Moods that Make My Daya book written by Jamie Lee Curtis
Ages 2 and up
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoesby Harper Collins Then create your own shoes, giving them color and style. You can download our template by visitinghttps://www.taubmanmuseum.org/images//pdfs/Colorful_Shoe_Project.pdf, or draw your own.
Extra Yarna story about a little girl that never runs out of yarn
Craft:Now you can learn how to make your own yarn creations in this follow-along DIY, including pom poms and finger-knitted scarves!
All you need is a ball of yarn, a fork, and a pair of scissors to get started.
Based on the Harper Collins book "Art Dog" learn how to draw your own picture of your own crime-solving dog!
Now you can draw a giraffe to put in your zoo!
Draw a Cactus Cutie
Try to draw what you see in your yard and add a few cacti
Write your own book about a lost little bird and illustrate it with feathers that he might have lost on his journey
All you need is string, of course, glue, paper, scissors and string, colored pencils, crayons or markers
Needed items, paper and pourable paint
For children Elementary-Middle school learn how to draw a tessellation!
You'll need paper (any type), tape or glue, and a pen or pencil. Other options could include ribbon, aluminum foil, and more - anything that you can easily wrap and twist.
With varying displays available, take advantage of the opportunity to see art that you might not normally have a chance to see!
As the birthplace of the Ford Model T car, the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant is recognized as one of the most significant automotive heritage sites in the world.
Here you can check out displays from the bearded lady and epidemics as well as plants, bones, fossiles, gems, sharks mammals and all kinds of interesting things!
The Smithsonian Museum is a place that you could get lost in for days, but now you can do that online! Click and start exploring!
Visit theExploratoriumnot just a museum, it's an ongoing exploration ofscience, art, and human perception.
Go see theGrand Canyon! Scroll to the bottom of the page.
Craters of the Moonis a vast ocean of lava flows with scattered islands of cinder cones and sagebrush. A National Monument and Preserve located in Idaho.
Remember the Alamo? You can visit ithere!
The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston can be seen
TheWoodstock Farm Sanctuaryin New York is a Facebook page as you would expect has a lot of video of animals on the farm, something the younger children might enjoy!