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What Can I Do, Mom?

Yes, it’s hard! All of a sudden, you’ve become a home-school teacher. What?! This isn’t what I signed up for.

Since I’m hearing that kids are getting bored now and it’s time to come up with new activities, I’m going to put together a quick list for you to think about – some of these will work and some of them will spark ideas of your own to fit your situation.

Daily journaling is a great way to hear your children’s thoughts as well as explore some topics that are new. Some types of journals: gratefulness, interview (children interview someone each day with specific questions), kindness (they can write about how they were kind to someone that day), cooking, new experience, etc. The journal could also be done via video.

Other activities: cooking (which includes science and math), play a game with grandparents or other relatives via zoom, gardening (plants can be started indoors), build a fort (inside or outside), collect and paint rocks to be put in a garden or used in your landscaping, create a word scramble for another member of the family to solve, learn more about how to clean various areas of the house (older students can research the best products), build something with wood, make slime, play hopscotch, create a scavenger hunt (both inside and outside), dance, collect all kinds of things to make art projects, learn to sew, play badminton, learn a new card game, etc.

Again, this is just a very quick list. I’ll be glad to give more information and help in specifics, such as the scavenger hunts, and I do plan to expand the list. Meanwhile, I’d love to hear what you’re doing to be creative.

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I’m an educational consultant for teachers, administrators, and parents. I help teachers do what they do better. I help administrators retain the best teachers. And I help parents understand their children and their individual educational needs.

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