Homeschooling the Holidays
December is a month that seems to come and go in a blur. This year, why not take a different approach to the holidays and use Christmas as your Unit Study theme? Set the usual studies aside, (besides math) and create memories with your wee ones that they will not forget.
There are really only about two weeks to actually "do school" so make those short weeks awesome!
write Letters to Santa
make a Shopping list
copy recipes (make a holiday recipe book)
sign/send Christmas cards
read Christmas stories together
memorize Twas the Night Before Christmas
memorize Luke 2 - the Christmas Story
learn a Christmas carol by heart
How is Christmas celebrated around the world?
Where did the traditions come from?
Caring for your neighbors- donations
how to receive and give gifts graciously
What was the world like when Christ was born?
Read an advent book together
Budget your shopping
Make grocery lists - calculate the costs
cooking - measurement in the kitchen, double a recipe
wrapping gifts - measuring- spacial reasoning
counting down to the 25th
Music of the season - how many songs do you know?
How many items did my True Love get for the 12 days of Christmas?
How are candy-canes made?
What happens when you are cooking fudge?
How cold does it need to be to snow?
Where is there snow now? How is our weather the same/different?
what are the dangers of putting candles on the tree? (don't try this at home)
making gifts can include a lot of science
This list is just to get your mind started. I'm sure you will come up with some more great ideas yourself! Email me some and I'll add it to this list. firstname.lastname@example.org
Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas!