Fun Homeschool Activities For Kids

I have picked the best homeschool activities for you using my experience as one of the very few second generation homeschooling families taught at home myself.

Here is a selection of some of the homeschool ideas you can find on our site.

You'll find lots of new homeschool activities to help make learning fun.

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Free Homeschooling Resources

Half a million images of famous paintings and objects have been made public online for you to use in any you want.  Brilliant for homeschool art projects.

Half a million free art images released by museums

New free Rainforest Action Pack in homeschool science.

Rainforest resource pack

Free printables and underwater backgrounds to make an ocean diorama here.

Ocean diorama free resources

Fun project:

paper mache fish ornaments

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What is unschooling?

I'm getting a lot of questions on my Facebook page asking what is unschooling? Here is the answer brought to you from homeschooling families who can show you that for their children it's turned out to be the best way to learn and the happiest solution for all of them.

make a velociraptor

See how to make a dinosaur! You will learn the techniques which you can use to build your own statue and get to grips with fantastic dinosaur crafts.

This homeschool Velociraptor model is made by my daughter Catherine age 13 with help from her Dad.

how to make an eyeball for fun human body activities

Fun homeschool activities in this kids human body project for all ages.  Make a stethoscope, a lift-the-flap body model and a bucket full of blood!

Fun bee facts for kids

Fun facts to help kids save the bees. Did you know bees sleep in flowers and hold each other's feet?

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Come and find out how to make a magical dream catcher with our simple instructions. You only need wool or sinew, cane and feathers. A great project for an adult to make with a child.

Make recycled robots from trash

A hands-on homeschool activity which gets you re-cycling bits from the trash can to make your own junk robots.

ocean scene

Homeschool Unit Studies under the sea! Make an ocean scene and find out about life underwater.

And these are all fun educational ideas which lead on to investigating all sorts of interesting areas of the curriculum.


Homeschool activities for kids are perfect for crafts because there's a much better chance that you can do them when your kids feel like it! 

paper mache projects for kids

If you haven't tried paper mache yet, you're missing a treat! Come and find fabulous paper mache projects for kids, like this model dragon made by my daughter Catherine.

How to make friendship bracelets tutorial

Sandy did a great job of sharing her favorite homeschool activity, as you can see on the pages she wrote to show you her simple method for making friendship bracelets.


Science is our favorite subject so there's plenty of home school science activities to enjoy.

Have look at our Top Ten best kids science experiments.

I've made them with free printable sheets as you can see in this fun page on how to make a lava lamp.

Cool science fun for kids - including glow sticks in the bath!

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You'll find everything from making a model Voyager space probe to dissecting owl pellets and Chemistry kits.


All homeschool activities are educational because your child will learn all sorts of things from doing them.

However, these pages will help if you want to do something with your child which is more formal.

Lots of super free worksheets to help you teach the alphabet.

Fun free kids story worksheets and you'll find the kids writing tips activities particularly helpful if you have a reluctant writer (like my son William!)


OK  I said science is our favorite homeschool subject - could be I was lying! 

We love art and crafts projects.

Let's start with a bit of fun preschool hand art for the little ones:

kids hand art

See how to draw dragons!  My daughter takes you through the stages step-by-step in her free drawing tutorial and she's made you some free coloring sheets too.

how to draw a dragon

Homeschool Activities And Ideas

Here's a few of our most popular ideas:

Make your own board game

A fabulous homeschooling activity that sneaks in a bit of math at the same time.

If you pick the right game, it's easy to make a board game for free  - as you can see from Catherine's Warrior Cats Monopoly.

You'll find lots more free homeschool activities for all ages all through my site, from making paper airplanes to a chocolate fudge recipe.

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