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!

Language Arts:

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

Social Studies:

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

Math:

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?

Science:

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. kathy@careitpatch.com

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas!

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