One of the best pieces of advice I received the first year I homeschooled was to take a break during December. A friend of mine who had kids the same ages, but had homeschooled since Kindergarten, told me she “quits” formal homeschooling.
What you might say? Quit homeschooling for a month.
Well, not really!
From this piece of advice, our family began a Christmas tradition of integrating Christmas and Advent into our homeschooling. I mention a few ideas on our 5 Clues to Putting Christ Back into Christmas online workshop. These include:
- Reading books with an Advent or Christmas theme (Language Arts)
- Learning math through baking (Math & Science)
- Selling baked goods to earn money for missionary gifts (Math & Business)
- Studying the history of special Advent days from history (History)
But there are so many more ideas to integrate Christmas into your reading, writing, math, history, science and other homeschooling. Use Christmas as your central focus all month-long. I have many ideas for you in our Christmas Unit Study.
If you would like our complete list of activities you can do during Advent & Christmas, enter your name & email below. I’d be happy to send our Christmas Unit Study to you at no cost to you for the next 3 days. This offer expires on Saturday, December 15, 2018. After that, it will be $9.97.
If you’re stressed out with homeschooling during the holidays, I highly recommend taking a break from formal academics and integrating Advent and Christmas into your homeschool activities TODAY!
How do you “quit” homeschooling for December, but allow your kids to still learn through Advent and Christmas activities? Try our Christmas Unit Study above.