Our world is under different circumstances with the closings of schools and businesses due to the Corona Virus. If you find yourself suddenly quarantined at home with your kiddos and have no clue what to do, keep reading. My hope is to provide you some resources from a work from home, homeschooling mama. Our kids ages are 8, 6, 4, 2 and a newborn. Here are some easy, cheap or free activities that my kids truly enjoy. I’m hoping they add some sanity to your new homeschooling life as well. It really is a privilege to be at home with your kids!
3-5 years old
Our 4 year old is constantly on the move, but he will sit to do school! He loves it. Here are some free handwriting printables. All you need is the free worksheet, a pencil and crayons. http://www.handsonhomeschooling.com/free_pages/Aa_to_Mm.pdf http://www.handsonhomeschooling.com/free_pages/Nn_to_Zz.pdf
I use these music cards all the time and they are free to print. https://thefameschoolblog.com/2012/06/06/first-piano-lesson-activity-piano-keyboard-pattern-cards/
I like to play Sing Spell Read and Write music that I find on YouTube while my budding readers are playing. Here is that link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBs2y-XJitQ&list=PLrtE5C373xWbqIvqbhaPhIaNIQYSqsqJp
My kids LOVE art! We use https://www.artforkidshub.com/ often. Your kids will be making masterpieces in no time.
Coloring is great for all ages, here are free topical coloring pages. https://www.coloring.ws/coloring.html
My oldest uses this to learn typing. I’ve been told this is what some schools use as well. https://www.typing.com/
Free math worksheets for grades k-6th https://www.k5learning.com/free-math-worksheets
This next math suggestion isn’t free but it’s worth every single penny. My kids love it! https://www.ctcmath.com/
It’s cold outside and our kids need to burn off energy! YouTube to the rescue again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_A_HjHZxfI&t=705s https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
Simple Quick Bread Recipe
Kids love to eat, so teach them how to cook and bake! This recipe is so easy and SO good. You probably have all these ingredients in your home, so what are you waiting for? Just be sure to include your kids while making it. http://www.redflycreations.com/2012/10/the-amazing-amish-cinnamon-bread.html
Free Home Fun
-Make a blanket fort
-Make a painter’s tape maze for hot wheels cars
-Do home chores together
-Play with legos
-Read books together
-Side-Walk Chalk Art
-Play a board game
-Make play dough, we love this recipe!
*Here’s one more giant freebie list http://lifeaslanhams.com/free-printables/
The thing about homeschooling your kids, is you are simply passing along the information you know, to your kids.
I don’t want to overwhelm you with suggestions so hopefully this gets you started in a good direction. These are all REAL suggestions our kids enjoy. I hope it helps you as you make the most of this extra time together! No, it’s not always easy. However, it’s always worth it and your kids will never forget this extra time with you.
From the business owning, homeschooling family that thinks YOU CAN do this!