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If you’re just joining in, we’re in the middle of the beat homeschool burnout series. You may also like to read the earlier posts in the series:
I’m not sure if every homeschooling family gets this way, but sometimes, we just get bogged down with the Sameness of it all. We currently don’t participate in a lot of co-op classes or extra-curriculars, which means that we do much of the same thing each day. Every day we learn the same subjects in more or less the same order. This leads to boredom and boredom burnout.
Easy Tips to Make Learning Fun
Random Days Off
Cut Back on Subjects
Do Fun Subjects Only
Learn a Life Skill
- Making a grocery list
- Planning a party
- Emergency prep
- Public safety
- How to talk to strangers
- How to talk to service people
- Buying groceries
- Car maintenance (will do more as the kids get older)
- How to find information from anywhere
- How to make a service call
Study Something Different
Act it Out
Take a Field Trip
Learn with Play
Pinterest Boards for Fun Learning Activities
Books with Fun Learning Activity Ideas
The Make Learning Fun Series (right now they have writing and spelling)
Top Ten Strategies For Student Engagement: How to Make the Most of Your Time with Your Students (not so much fun-oriented, but it is helpful for finding what will motivate your kids- and it’s a short read!)
The Big Book of Homeschool Ideas
101+ Activities to Make Learning Fun
What are your favorite ways to make learning fun? And if you have a favorite resource to make learning fun, share it with me and I’ll add it to the list!
The rest of the post in the beat burnout series:
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