Take a Break with Purpose!
I don't know about you but when summer comes I am ready for a break. BUT you may not want your kids sitting in front of electronics all the time or forget what they've learned throughout the school year.
Try a summer writing adventure that uses hands on activities like role playing being a spy during the Revolutionary War or pretending to be a soldier then writing about the adventure in a relaxed manner. Take the kids to a reenactment for a visual to stimulate ideas for stories!
Or an ocean adventure by becoming ocean animals and creating an under-the-sea community like the movie Finding Nemo. Write about the Shark Brigade that saves Shell City from the Electric Eels or perhaps the crab cup-cake baker who wants to win the Barnacle Bake-off.
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Teaching Kids to Have
a Quiet Time Brings Refreshing!
Teaching children to have a daily quiet time yields so many benefits! This summer build some solace into your day where everyone reaps rewards. (This can be great practice for your school in the fall!)Allow children to rest for an hour a day in their rooms or a special nook (regardless of age!) Using it for Bible reading, reflection or quiet play teaches them to slow down and builds into them a habit our Savior had of retreating from the noise and crowds of the day. It's in this time we hear His voice of guidance, creativity or affirmation.
It's a daily discipline that yields the same for busy moms. Restrain from doing the laundry or answering emails! Let the Lord whisper to your heart the answers you've been asking. It's not only good for your spirit but for your blood pressure too!
A rested homeschool mom is a better homeschool mom. After all it's in Him we live and move and have our being. All success in this life flows from Him. Help your children learn how to cultivate it with quiet time! You'll be glad you did!
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Making Your Summer Count for Character
Summertime is an open window to work on your children’s character when there is free time to be creative. I just heard a mom say, "Their dad said they may be great at reading, but they need to work on manners!” 2 Timothy tells us that the Word of God is good for teaching, correcting, reproof in righteousness."
Here are some fun things to help teach Christian character while enjoying the abundant good weather of summer:
Draw the letters L-O-V-E in your garden with a stick and plant radish seeds in the letters. When the plants come up, it will spell the word love. Talk about how God made loved us so much that He gave His son. When the radishes ripen, give some away to those you love. Memorize John 3:16
Study bugs with a magnifying glass. Make a list of all the wonderful ways God makes provision for each one; like giving them large eyes to see all around them to keep them safe from hungry birds. Talk about how God makes provision to take care of us, too.
Plant pumpkin seeds. When they sprout, have each child scratch their names on one; when they grow the names will grow, too. Talk about how He is the big vine and we are all the little pumpkins. We are all a part of His family. Memorize John 15:5 Sing the song, “We are the Vine He is the branches” with hand motions. This is a fun one!
Make natural sugar free soda by adding equal parts of your favorite sugar free fruit juice to flavored seltzer water. This is a great way to cool off! Talk about how God has made natural sweet treats to enjoy because He loves us. Pray about how you could share some with your neighbors. (Genesis 2:8)
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Relaxed Summer Learning
Ask my kids and
they’ll tell you we didn't homeschool in the summer. But actually, they did! I snuck in my “we are going to be explorers all summer” speech. I gave them binoculars, a notebook, and a magnifying glass. I beefed it up with all kinds of explorer talk and even cook up a few fun snacks that they could take with them in their back packs.
Each day they pretended to visit another place-California, China or the moon! I encouraged them to build tents, count ants, and listen for birds and record their findings like real explorers. They can take pictures or draw pictures in notebooks.
Of course I had my younger children count the bugs and rocks they collect on their expeditions and the older ones get to use fractions in our cooking time. But as experts tell us, self discovery learning sticks with kids for a longer time so I encouraged them to find out for themselves why crickets sing and lightning bugs light up.
It won't take long for them to beg to go to the library to find out! We all feel more relaxed and happy without the push, push, push of the regular school year and I know my kids are satisfying their curiosity and learning at the same time. Exploring nature keeps them learning without them even knowing it!
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