Summer Homeschooling

How to Keep Your Kids from Being Bored

You can keep your child from being bored with some summer homeschooling activities. You could even have activities written on index cards. Place the cards in a basket and have your child pick an activity to do when he says that he is bored.

Summer Homeschooling

Activities to Place on Index Cards

Most of these summer homeschooling activities can be done independently. You will just need to provide the supplies.

  • Color a picture
  • Read a book
  • Play hopscotch
  • Make a marble run
  • Go on a bike ride
  • Learn about Independence Day
  • Practice you flash cards
  • Research something that interest you
  • Observe nature - draw and write down what you see in a journal
  • Play educational games on the computer (parent list the game)
  • Do a craft -- find craft kits at a craft store
  • Do a puzzle
  • Draw a picture
  • Color by number some pages have math equations to solve before you know what color to use.
  • Write a letter to a friend or relative
  • Make a card
  • Make trail mix
  • Make popsicles

Activities that May Need a Parents Help

  • Play a board game. Board games can help your child understand math concepts.
  • There are also spelling games such as Bananagrams, Scrabble, and Boggle
  • Plant experiments
  • Water experiments
  • Observe the night sky
  • Make a marble run
  • Build a rocket
  • Learn a handicraft
  • Make a birdfeeder and watch the birds write down what you see in a journal
  • Plant a garden
  • Learn to swim
  • Learn about different habitats such as a desert, forest, ocean, or lake visit one type or several
  • Go on a scavenger hunt
  • Learn about cooking on the Oregon Trail cook something on a campfire
  • Make ice cream have your child measure the ingredients
  • Read to your child
  • Invite friends over

Places to Go for Summer Homeschooling

  • Go camping and join a Junior Ranger Program. Your child will learn about local plants and animals.
  • Go to the zoo
  • Go to a museum
  • Visit historical landmarks
  • Go on Nature walk to learn about plants
  • Travel to another state
  • Visit a farmer's market - pick up a new vegetable or fruit to try
  • Go to a fair to learn about farm animals
  • Go to the beach and make a sandcastle
  • Go fishing
  • Visit with grandparents ask about their life to learn about history
  • Go to the park
  • Use a map while traveling

High School

Some of the above activities are appropriate for high school students. Here are more ideas to keep your older children motivated and learning.

  • Start a business
  • Get a summer job
  • Volunteer
  • Go on a short term mission trip
  • Visit a college
  • Take a college course

It is a good idea to have some summer homeschooling activities so that your child will continue to learn throughout the summer.

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