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Fun (and Free!) Activities for March

March seems to the month of “more” in many homeschools.

The winter months are starting to disappear, and spring is on the horizon. Moms seem to smile more - because kids can be outside more and the sun is shining more, too. In keeping with that feeling, March was a month when we could accomplish more and have more fun, too.

First we had Pi Day (always a big deal in our house) and then St. Patrick’s Day!

One of the biggest benefits of homeschooling is the creativity and flexibility we can exercise with our kids - put together your own March studies and just ENJOY your kids.

I have a lot of activities for March - all of them designed for maximum learning and an extra dose of FUN.

Fun (and free) Activities for March #homeschool

Activities for March


All of these activities are FREE.

Many of them are physical PDF downloads you can have your children complete and/or read to them. A few are activities you can do along with your children (the baking, poetry, and music).

I could see a week of St. Patrick’s Day/Pi Day themed morning times, or simply a couple of days of March fun.

Pick a good read aloud for your time - maybe something like the Magic Treehouse book, Leprechaun in Late Winter, as the “big thing” for your month - then add the other smaller things as you can.

The sky is truly the limit (ok — maybe the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is the limit in this case!).


Celebrate Pi Day

Some kids just speak LEGO.

I took this language and translated it to every subject area in our homeschool.

It was particularly fun on March 14 (3.14) - Pi Day.

Learn about Pi with LEGO bricks!

You’ll also see in the post how we incorporated chalk pastels with our LEGO Pi activities. This was a GREAT day!


The TRUTH of St. Patrick’s Day

It has long been a pet peeve of mine when we reduce significant, meaningful holidays to make them “Hallmark Holidays”. Know what I mean?

I always wanted my children to know the true story of St. Patrick’s Day.

Simply print out this post and read it aloud to your children.

Fun (and Free) Activities for March #homeschool

Poetry, Music & Sweets for St. Patrick’s Day

It is also important to have fun with the holidays, yes?

I believe we can incorporate fun with the serious.

For St. Patrick’s Day, explore an Irish poem, listen to some traditional Irish music, and then make some cute pretzel shamrocks to give your kiddos a sweet treat.

These three simple activities would make a wonderful afternoon on St. Patrick’s Day.

Simple.

St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Fun

Here two little freebies I’ve put together for you. These will keep your littles ones engaged while you might be reading aloud or doing other things with your older children:

St. Patrick’s Day Writing Prompts

Finally - we’ll circle back to your LEGO lovers.

I created these minifigure writing prompts to inspire your children. The prompts also reinforce a grammar rule that is presented. (We’ll sneak is some learning with the fun.)

My guy LOVES to write (he is almost 15 now), and I think a lot of that has to do with these LEGO Minifig writing prompts. We made writing humorous and fun.

I hope you found something you could add to your month of March!

The days are long, but the years are short. Use this time to create beautiful memories for your children, while helping them discover all about the world around them.

What a gift we have in homeschooling!

Tell me about March in your homeschool - do you celebrate Pi Day and/or St. Patrick’s Day?

What does that look like?



LEGO Minifig Back to School Writing Prompts

Do you have a LEGO lover in your house?

We've been using LEGOS in all areas of our learning for many years. One area that LEGOS have proven particularly helpful in is writing.

The creativity in creating with LEGOS goes hand in hand with the creativity in writing. 

(Have you seen the many FREE LEGO writing prompts available here at Homegrown Learners? We have LOTS!)

LEGO Minifigure Back to School Free Writing Prompts

The LEGO Back to School Prompts are loads of fun! 

In these writing prompts I ask your child to put themselves inside the head of their favorite LEGO minifigs. It will get your childwriting about their minifig's favorite subject, summer vacation to LEGOLAND, and how they can make them get up in the morning to do their school work! 

The prompts are simple, quick, and thought provoking. I have provided extra lined paper so your children can write as much as their heart desires! 

 

One example from the set:

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My son loves his Fairytale and Historic Minifigures Set from LEGO Education®. These are great minifigs for use during read-alouds, inspiring creative writing, and so much more. 

When he pulled the bucket of them out last week I knew we had to have MORE writing prompts! 


 

While you're at it, visit my other free LEGO printables and ideas on the LEGO Learning page. 

It's going to be a great LEGO year!

Do you have a LEGO lover in your house?  Tell me about them!