Have the winter homeschooling blues set in yet? When the blues come around our house, my first line of defense is to kick up the interest level of our lessons. This might mean adding some fun art projects, science experiments or (cold) nature walks to our typical daily schedule. Or, it might mean setting aside regular lessons for a week or two while we dive into a wintery unit study.
Like many of you, I save the best learning ideas I come across on my Pinterest boards. Ahem…I have more than 100 learning boards now – but, hey, I’m more organized than ever before!
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Which boards will I be perusing to find this year’s winter learning ideas?
My general Winter Board includes ideas across all subjects. You can find simple one-time lessons – or entire unit studies. My favorite new pin on this board is a Hans Brinker literature-based unit study.
The Coping with the Cold Board goes along with my Coping with the Cold NaturExplorers study and covers everything having to do with animals in the winter – hibernation, migration and adaptation. Whether you like to get outdoors in the cold weather or not, this topic makes a great winter science study.
My Snow and Ice Board is full of ideas to go along with the Snow and Ice NaturExplorers study. Take advantage of the cold days and all the crazy weather with fun lessons to learn about anything and everything having to do with snow. This topic makes for motivating lessons in my house!
Don’t forget one of the bright spots of winter – Valentine’s Day! Make the holiday educational and fun with a few of the ideas pinned on my Valentine’s Day board. My favorite new pin on this board happens to be a pretty little handicraft project – heart wreaths.
Read Through Winter
There’s nothing better than snuggling with a good book (or ten) on cold winter days! Before you start making plans, take a peek at our very favorite winter-themed book list.
How do you beat the blues? I’d love to hear your ideas for homeschooling in the winter. Feel free to add your ideas (or links) in the comments!
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