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.

All of our activities have been road tested by my children William and Catherine and been a hit in our homeschool.

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

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How to make butter

I have always wanted to do this!  Find out how to make butter in this simple and easy recipe by Maria - who also shows you how to avoid the pitfalls.

Butterflies for kids

Whatever the season, our butterflies for kids page with it's free printable butterfly life cycle stays ever popular.

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bees for kids

Find fun bee facts and how to help this wonderful insect.

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Starting homeschool can be daunting!  I have used my experience to share the top three mistakes I made - in the hope you won't!

tips to help learn your times tables

Learning your math times tables can be tough!

I want to help you find the method that suits your child best.

You'll find:

  • math tips
  • activities
  • an amazing free e-book
  • plus my own free printable in this page on my top math tips.

What homeschool activities you pick will depend on what homeschooling method you choose.

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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.

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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!

dinosaur robots

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.

Crafts

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.

dream catcher

Come and find out how to make a magical dream catcher with our simple instructions.

how to make friendship bracelets

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

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.

lava lamp experiment

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

experiments with glow sticks

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

Educational

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.

alphabet worksheets

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

kids story writing sheets

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!)

Art

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

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Make your own board game for kids

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.

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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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