It’s been awhile since my last post that’s for sure! But keeping up with 4 kiddos keeps me on my toes. It’s an everyday balancing act- cleaning, homeschooling, outings, playtime, healthy meals etc.. ah, it’s a parents life. Anyways…
Now that we are officially into Springtime, it’s time to think about the direction I want our homeschooling to take. Spring allows for so many outdoor activities, and let’s face it, hands on learning outside is far more fun for kids. I can’t stress enough how hugely benefitial outside time is for learning. Time to explore, to touch the earth, feel the texture of leaves, run and exercise those muscles- the skills used when outside as equally as important as the skills learned when sitting at a desk. And who says math and English need to stay at a desk all the time anyway?
So I thought I’d share with you some fun spring themed projects!
Why not allow your students to make a spring themed collage? Go outside and explore to collect inspiration (or dried leaves 😉
This was a personal favourite of mine, using dried flowers and small pots from the dollar store so make indoor flower arrangements. The kids loved cutting the flowers and inserting them into the pots, figuring out where they wanted everything. I used hot glue to secure them inside and then we hung the flower pots in their bedroom.
Or, if you want to get adventurous (and messy!), why not go for the real thing?
Plant and water a few seeds in mason jars, keep them in a sunny area and let your kids watch what happens. It’s also a great segway into teaching plant life in science- food from the sun, water, soil- how things grow. Now, just a warning, when we tried this out, one of the jars flourished but the other one did nothing at all. Makes for an interesting lesson in life sciences! Although, it’s important to note, that once your plants grow, it’s a good idea to transplant them into a larger jar with proper drainage.
Now it’s your turn! What spring projects will you attempt with your fasincated learners?