I am not generally very good at working regularly on something! My homeschooling style is more of a short burst of activity – followed by me losing interest and going off to do something else!

But I have been working very hard at posting something (hopefully) interesting on the Homeschooling-Ideas Facebook page  and Twitter page every day.

Now, I know some of you aren’t on Facebook. And I also don’t really like the way my older facebook posts disappear under the newer stuff. So I thought I would do a roundup every so often of some of the things I like.

Mondays – great resources you may like.

Our favorite activity books (hint: these make great presents!)

Just a reminder to you all about the free homeschool planning ebook on my site. Do go pick up a copy if you haven’t already.

Guerrilla Learning : How to Give Your Kids a Real Education With or Without School

Tuesdays – Homeschooling History

Homeschooling History : here is a great ebook from the Victoria and Albert Museum that you can use to make your own medieval book and ink.

Wednesays – Awesome Art

How about playing with your food ? Try these edible crafts.

Lots of lovely interactive art ideas from the National Gallery of Art.

Yarn Painting.

Thursdays – Homeschool Help

I have been asked about Curriculum suggestions.  What would you suggest?

I interview Jayne to find out what homeschooling is REALLY like!

Friday – On Fire!

I usually post links to this blog or new homeschooling-ideas pages on a Friday.

Saturday Science

Make a mushroom spore print.
This experiment works best with an open type mushroom (ie. not a button mushroom). Cut the stem off the mushroom and place it face down on a piece of paper for a couple of hours (or overnight). When you lift the mushroom you will see the spore pattern left on the paper. We got some really beautiful ones. If you want to keep your print then you need to spray it with an art fixative (or hairspray!).

Here is a simple experiment to try. Mix some coarse salt and pepper together and place on a flat surface. Blow up a balloon and rub it on your hair! Now hold it over the salt/pepper mix. The pepper will separate out and stick to the balloon. Do you know why?

Lotsa Learning on a Sunday – Quick questions to have fun with.

Which is the odd one out? Emu, Kiwi, Ostrich, Parrot, Penguin.

If you had no green in your paintbox, which two colors could you mix to get it?

The two missing words in the following sentence rhyme with each other. Can you guess what they are? The ____ stung him on the _____!

Homonyms are words that sound the same but have different meanings. How many can you think of? I will get the ball rolling with dates (the fruit) and dates (in your diary)!


I hope that goes some way to make your homeschooling a little more inspired today!






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