Whether it’s bitter cold outside or the snow is coming down just a bit too much, some days we find we’re stuck inside a bit too much. Homeschooling is hard, but when we’re stuck inside due to the weather, our moods go downhill. Are you facing the same difficulties? When regular school is not a great option, we call for a homeschool snow day.
Play a learning game. Turn your school in to games. I resort to this even on the normal days! On snow days, there are all the more reasons to “play” school.
Cook. Whether it is preparing pancakes, making cookies, or enjoying waffles, my son loves to join in the fun. The bonus is the eating at the end!
Watch something or read something…together. Find a learning website or movie, but to make it a learning experience, do it together. I don’t have a television (we only use online shows and movies), but when I do resort to media, I often send the kids to it while I finish cooking or cleaning. Watching something educational together and talking about it makes the experience much more valuable to a child. We watched a science documentary as a family a few months ago. Although it was clearly for adults and much was beyond Raisin’s understanding, because we watched it together and talked about it, I am certain he learned from it! Sitting and reading books together is also perfect for a day that needs snuggles.
Create. Play-doh, painting, crayons, glue, tape, scissors, and a giant paper cutter. These are the things with which creativity is explored. This week we’re working on those Valentines! Raisin loves to create artwork on the computer, so I am letting him go for it for Valentine’s Day. But the Play-doh and crayons work as well. I love it when I see learning sneaking in!
Play with toys together. My kids love someone to play with. When we are all stuck inside, it’s time I sit down and build, play, and explore the toys with them.
What do you do on your “snow days”? As a homeschool parent, do you call “snow days” when the weather gets nasty?
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Do you have a rough time homeschooling during the dreary days of February? I share my thoughts over at Blessed Beyond a Doubt today! I share things for homeschoolers to remember on those dreary days. I start by comparing September to February.
In September, I had energy for homeschool.
Go over there and see the seven things I suggest for you to remember on the dreary days of February!