In a few weeks, my son will be out of summer camp and home for three (long?) weeks until he starts kindergarten, which means that I'll be home full time with 2 kids under 5.
I asked what Mr. P. wanted to do during this time, and without hesitation, he proclaimed, "home school!" We live in Los Angeles - a booming metropolis where home school is not a very common alternative, so I wondered where he even learned this term.
Then I remembered! He learned it from some of you! Yes, as I scour the web visiting all of your lovely and inspirational blogs, I often come across homeschooling families who post about all of the amazing things they are doing with their kids! There are moments when I feel like I want to home school (being an ex elementary school teacher - I miss creating a curriculum and I love the idea of stepping away from traditional schooling.
But I also love the idea of my son going off to Kindergarten, truth be told.
My point is, that I did one day explain to him the option of homeschooling and he really took to it, so much so that he is now requesting his three weeks off to be spent "homeschooling." Even after I mentioned that electronics of any kind are banned from my home school.
He is still on board.
What is my point? I've forgotten....but here is a list of activities to do with small kids - should you be looking for some time to fill.....
A very long winded,
Do it yourself pinwheels with Style Me Pretty
Nature Bracelets with Maya Made
Make your own Sidewalk Chalk with Art Mind
Homemade Scented Finger paint with Almost Unschoolers
Homemade Kite with Made by Joel
Leaf Prints with Lilly Ella
Make Your Own Bubble Wand with While She Naps
Your kids now have no excuse to utter the dreaded words, "I'm bored!!!"