Homeschool holidays are always greatly anticipated. Families rejoice in the meaning of the time itself, vacation from the routine and more time spent together.
However, when the date falls within the school year, to really celebrate is sometimes a challenge.
The problem lies in lack of preparation time.
This became clear shortly after we began homeschooling. St. Valentine's Day passed, then St. Patrick's, and Easter was on the horizon. One day we were sitting around the table for lunch, when we began to discuss the holiday. Several children were rather glum, and I inquired about what was going on. To my chagrin, one answered--and the words are seared in my brain, "We never decorate for holidays any more." Oh, my gosh, she was right! I am always so intent on school, I was completely unaware how important really celebrating is to my youngsters. I just did not make the time to do it.
Today, however, we throw caution to the winds when it comes to merrymaking on our homeschool holidays!
Because joyous commemorations are so important, one has to make the time for the homeschool holidays. Besides, part of home education is passing on to our children the great joy in living.
To make celebrations easier, consider these suggestions:
Each of these special occasions is a delightful opportunity. A holiday opens the window to touch the heart of the child. It is the chance to make memories and traditions that will live in your family for generations. In every possible way, "Homeschool Holidays" are a time to truly rejoice.
Holidays at Home: Checklist
Support Groups: Party Checklist
Give the Lasting Gift of Literature
Valentine's Day Party
Make a Valentine Mailbox
Valentine Quiz for Teens/Older Children
Valentine Quiz Answer Key
Lenten Art Project: Crown of Thorns
More Lenten Ideas
George Washington Word Puzzles
George Washington Answer Key
St. Patrick's Day--Part I
St. Patrick's Day--Part II
Father's Day Gifts to Make
Fourth of July
Celebrate Columbus Day!
Columbus Day Scavenger Hunt
Columbus Day Scavenger Hunt Answer Key
Halloween--To Celebrate or Not!?
Easy Ideas for a Halloween Party
Celebrate All Saints Day!
Thanksgiving Turkey Tree and Other Crafts
Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt!
Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt Answer Key
The Advent Wreath
Advent Wreath Devotions
Advent Customs and Activities
Christmas Crafts for Children
Return from Homeschool Holidays to Home
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