We have made it to December! There is a lot going on this month! We are midway through the school year, the holidays are upon us, and many are traveling. I know you are ready for a break and it is totally okay to take one! d
If you want do want to add in some easy homeschool ideas for this month I have pulled quite a bit below.
Also, check out our updated Advent Calendar for Christmas for some fun daily ideas!
Read a New Book Month
- Find a free children’s book online to read. These may not be new books but might be new to your child books!
- Check out some of my favorite new books from 2018!
National Human Rights Month
- Take time to teach your children activism and ways they can help.
Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month
- This is a great time to talk about farming! We have a great worm farming unit study to get you started.
- Expand this theme and learn about botany.
Safe Toys and Gifts Month
- Amazingly we still have toys recalled every year for lead paint! Teach your homeschoolers what lead poisoning is and how to stay safe.
- Find a great gift from our A2Z Holiday Gift Guide!
National Cookie Cutter Week
- What better way to celebrate but to make some cookies! Learn about some food chemistry while you make them.
National Influenza Week & National Handwashing Awareness Week
- Learn about like health concerns of kids like the flu and how to prevent those types of illnesses.
- Get more tips to keep your homeschooler healthy.
Computer Science Education Week
Days of Interest:
Rosa Parks Day
- Take time to learn about Rosa Parks and other women in history who made a difference.
- Explore the history of the civil rights movement.
National Sock Day
- Use those lonely unpaired socks and make a puppet!
- Encourage your young inventor to think creatively and make something different with that sock!
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
- Find lesson plans to help teach about Pearl Harbor and more!
- Focus on the history behind World War II.
National Illinois Day
- Learn about the homeschooling law in Illinois.
- Find Illinois field-trips throughout the state.
- Connect with an Illinois Homeschool support group.
Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day
- This is a great time to explore history. Take a trip back in American history or even ancient history!
Dewey Decimal System Day
- Go explore your library with some fun library activities!
- Learn about the Dewey Decimal system and grab a Dewey Decimal Treasure Hunt + bookmarks FREEBIES!
Nobel Prize Day
- Learn about some amazing women Nobel Prize winners!
- Did you know some Nobel Prize winners were homeschooled? Learn about some scientists and explorers who homeschool!
National App Day
- Find some educational apps for your new tech to help your homeschoolers learn while they play!
National Violin Day
- Learn how to play the violin or other instruments with some fun music lessons.
- Musicians who homeschool? Yes, there are! Learn about violinists, pianists, and more!
National Alabama Day
- Learn about the homeschooling law in Alabama.
- Find Alabama field-trips throughout the state.
- Connect with an Alabama Homeschool support group.
- Where do monkeys fall in the animal classification system? Find out and learn more about primates!
- Explore a little bit of cryptozoology with primate legends!
Bill of Rights Day
- We the people…need to learn about American history! Use these resources to help you get started in your homeschool.
Wright Brothers Day
- Learn about the history of flight and why the Wright Brothers were an important part of history.
- Do you have humbug in the house? Break out the boredom busters.
- Get some ideas to make Christmas week fun and festive!
- Find loads of Christmas Lessons to help make the holiday merry!
- Add some math into Christmas with the Twelve Math Days of Christmas!
- Grab some Christmas Gifts Tags with hints to add some more fun to the present opening!
- Get some great gift ideas in our Gift Guide for homeschoolers!
- Take time to learn about other winter holidays.
National Card Playing Day
- Find a fun game to play as a family!
National Bicarbonate of Soda Day
- Celebrate baking soda! We use baking soda for strange science, polymers, and general food chemistry.
New Years Eve
- Make your New Year’s resolutions.
- Celebrate the New Year with some activities and FREEBIES!
- Clean out the old to make room for the new.
- Try a new perspective for the rest of the homeschooling year.
Keep the learning going for this month and make sure to come back the first week of January for that month’s Resource Roundup!