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A school doesn’t have to be all work and no play. That is the fun of homeschooling. You can make it as fun and interesting as you want. With that being said, here are 10 ways to celebrate the first day of school in homeschool style!
10 Ways to Celebrate the First Day of School – Homeschool Style
Have a celebratory breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it is a great way to celebrate the first day of a new homeschool year. Make your kids favorite breakfast.
Take a field trip
Go somewhere fun. You can always use your experience as a writing prompt for later or a theme for a lesson. You can find some great discounts on family activities on Groupon.
Play a game
You don’t have to head right into the school year. Take the first day to play a refresher game such as sight word Bingo or Scrabble.
Head to the Library
Let your kids pick out what they want to learn for the day. Head to the library and enjoy a day of unstructured learning.
Have a picnic
When you homeschool, you can head out to the park instead of staying home for lunch. Take a break from the school day with a picnic at the park.
Not all kids like to go shopping, but if you are getting your kids something special, this is a great way to celebrate the start of a new school year. Plus this makes a great local field trip idea.
Pictures are a fun way to start off the school year. They are, also a great way to look back at the first day of school and compare your kids to the last day of school. You will be amazed at how much they have changed.
Decorate the “school”
Just because you don’t have a regular school doesn’t mean you can’t decorate a designated portion of your house for the school year. Get your kids involved in decorating the “school” this year.
Decorate school supplies
I don’t know about your kids, but I know kids will inevitably fight about which pencil is theirs. Let your kids spend time decorating and organizing their school supplies so they know just what is theirs.
Give gifts to your kids
It is always fun to receive gifts, and it is a great way to celebrate the new homeschool year. Give your kids a special gift box for their first day filled with all the things they enjoy.
What other ways does your family like to celebrate the first day of a new homeschool year? Share a few traditions in the comments below!