Spring! Every homeschooling mama can't wait for it. Unless you live in a warm climate, you're ready to break the monotony of those winter months and get outdoors, try new activities, and have spring fun.
It's also important to remember what is truly important in your homeschool. Seize those moments. Treasure your precious children. Life is short and we have been gifted our homeschooling days.
A Change of Mindset
New Years isn't the only time of year to make resolutions. Spring is a great time to re-think, re-evaluate, and try new things.
If you or your children have struggled with poor attitudes about school work, and the love of learning has been stretched thin over the long winter season, it might be time to shake things up, create a new schedule, and make the most of the new season.
This change of mind can begin with looking out windows instead of inside textbooks.
Put the books down and start some new adventures.
Learning New Things
Start with a little daydreaming. What kind of things do you want to try now that you can get outdoors? Ask your children to help you with this step.
Do you have a skateboard or hula hoop just waiting to be warmed up? Is there a pond or neighborhood park where you can venture to observe and explore the local wildlife?
Dream big! Have fun! Sometimes it is as simple as just getting outside into the fresh air to let the new ideas start flowing.
If you need help coming up with ideas for your spring fun, a bucket list is a great thing to create. Now is the time to begin, and it's as simple as making a list.
Ideas for a Spring Fun Bucket List:
Make a kite
Create a spring reading book list
Have a family game night
Enjoy a picnic
Raise a caterpillar into a butterfly
Create a bird notebook
Finger paint a landscape
Create a sidewalk chalk drawing
Make a bird feeder
Create a cloud notebook
Grow a vegetable garden
Spot a rainbow
Go on a nature walk
Visit a farm
Have an outdoor, Alice in Wonderland style tea party
Play in the rain
Visit the zoo
Learn about May Day
Go for a hike
Look for baby birds
Learn a new handicraft
Make homemade ice cream
Learn how to hopscotch
Play hide and seek
You can download these FREE notebooking pages -- something different your spring activities! We love all things Notebooking Pages!
Easter Notebooking Pages from NotebookingPages.com.
Now It's Your Turn:
You've got a good start on your Spring Fun! Bucket List. You can download this fun printable and add your own spring fun to the list.
Spring Fun Resources
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