Is your homeschool routine getting a bit boring? Here are five ways to supplement your homeschooling to keep things interesting!
Why Supplement Your HomeschoolingAs a homeschooling mom into her 11th year, I can tell you that homeschooled kids don’t always like doing school just like kids in public or private school. Kids are kids, after all.
But we can do something about this.
One of the biggest benefits of homeschooling is the ability to custom-teach to our child’s specific style of learning. WE have the authority to be flexible and creative. So if your son or daughter is bored why not get a little extra creative? It’s time to think outside of the box, chase a rabbit trail off the subject, or supplement your homeschooling subject with something fun!
With that said, I want to throw out five ideas to revive a boring topic or stir up interest in a subject that your workbooks might be falling short of providing!
Five Ways to Supplement Your Homeschooling to Avoid Boredom
I don’t consider these five ideas as exhaustive, they are simply some of the things that come to my mind or things that I’ve done in our own homeschooling. Here we go!
1. Try an Activity Kit
Purchase some activity kits (like I suggest at that link) that fit your subject or topic by adding some relative fun to it.
2. Meet Others
Start a homeschool variety club with a couple of other families as we did.
Volunteer to help at the local humane society (we did this for a little while), soup kitchen, museum, etc. or do some other charity work appropriate for your child’s age.
4. Learn Something New
Take a break from the workbook (it’s okay if you don’t finish it all in one school year) and do a small unit study on one small part that is especially interesting to your child. Take a detour and make your own unit study by simply combining the following: a reading component (library book for example), some free printable worksheets or coloring pages you find online, a craft project (check Pinterest for ideas) and a movie! This is not an exhaustive list of ideas, but the way. See my water cycle unit study idea here for an idea.
5. Change of Scenery
Do some of your work or activities outside or take a field trip of your own. Look for discounted admission during “homeschoolers week” at museums and such. Also, check out the benefits of getting a membership from a place that is part of the reciprocal program in the USA and other parts of the world here.
Fun Ways to Supplement Your Homeschooling
Perhaps you’ve found some other ways to make homeschooling fun and interesting for your children. I’d love to see what worked for you so please share your tips in the comments below!