After the homeschool day is done, what does a homeschooler do? My personal choice is to sit down with a relaxing cup of coffee, but the children have different preferences.
After the Homeschool Day is Done
Today three of the older children pulled out Monopoly for a quick game. They graciously allowed the 4 year old to add a puppy to the board. She happily rolled the dice and moved her puppy throughout the game.
The older children played around her: buying real estate, selling real estate, paying taxes, and praying to land on Boardwalk. I happily watched them having fun learning about business and math. Nothing like stealth education, is there!
Currently the preschoolers are creating fine art with crayons which will hang on the refrigerator door. I love seeing their art as I cook. It livens up my kitchen!
Later, my 10 year old son pores through a catalogue dreaming of Christmas Day. He writes a wish list for his grandparents and extended family before writing a letter to Santa Claus. It’s so nice to see that penmanship put to use.
His older sister pulls the Yahtzee game out for the two of them to play together. It will be an interesting game as the preschoolers have pulled up chairs to referee.
The oldest boys have slipped upstairs to their bedroom. As I pass by, I glance in the door. Both boys are curled up reading their favorite books, oblivious to the world.
Sometimes the most educational activities begin after the homeschool day is done.
What are your children’s favorite free-time activities?