Feel like you have no time or energy to add fun to your homeschool day?
This list with over 100 homeschool fun activities for all ages will help you easily jazz up your day and boost learning.
You’ll find homeschool fun activities for:
- Middle School
- High Schoool
- And more!
How Homeschool Fun Can Help Your Family Thrive
As a busy soccer mom who is homeschooling 5 boys, I know the importance of having a variety of homeschool fun activities prepared and planned to boost learning fun.
This year, our homeschool includes a preschooler, two elementary level students, one middle schooler, and one high schooler (gulp!). I found and organized these homeschool fun activities for all ages to make sure my boys stay excited about learning and maintain my sanity.
You know your kids best. Some of these homeschool fun activities might be more appropriate for younger or older students. Use your best judgment and enjoy creating special memories with your kids.
When we started homeschooling, I was a complete Type A control freak. I was under the assumption that we “had” to homeschool from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and maintain a tight schedule. Our homeschool life was planned down to the minute!
After a few horrendously draining days and my older boys whispering about returning to public school, I knew I had to make a change. A change in my thinking and doing. Because all of us were ready to abandon the homeschool ship!
In a moment of desperation, I let my boys go outside to play so I could have a new homeschool mommy breather (a.k.a. lay my weary head down on the dining room table and indulge myself in a really good sob fest). Through tears and a few hiccups, I found myself mesmerized by the scene outside our back window.
Learning fun. In our backyard. Just brothers, using stones and sticks and other outdoorsy things to let off some steam as they counted and skipped and sang.
And then, these brothers came into our home, fresh and ready to learn.
In that precious and perfect moment, I felt like The Grinch when his heart “grew three sizes that day”. Because I had been feeling like The Grinch. And that didn’t feel so good 🙁
And you can, too!
Here are some of the ways that we’ve enjoyed homeschool fun activities.
Fun brings shared moments filled with laughter that lightens the load and lifts the spirit. And it helps you cultivate a relaxed and flexible homeschool routine where true growth and learning can occur.
May you enjoy these special activities with your kids in your homeschool!
Homeschool Fun Activities for Toddlers
11 Quiet Homeschool Activities that Your Little Ones Will Love (Rock Your Homeschool): Find out how I have kept my toddlers busy with quiet activities during our homeschool hours.
DIY Felt Board + 3 Easy Toddler Activities (Jules + Co): Make your own felt board and set your toddler up for awesome learning fun with these easy activities
Nature Study with Toddlers and Preschoolers (Our Journey Westward): Cindy shares her tips for including your young learners in your homeschool nature studies.
Fun Toddler Block Ideas (Line Upon Learning): Rebecca shares great ideas to boost your toddler’s learning fun with blocks.
Touch and Feel Shapes (Teach Me Mommy): Learn how to use pipe cleaners, glue, and cardboard to teach your toddlers shapes. (Includes ideas for making your own letter, color, and number cards!)
Sticker Line-Up (Busy Toddler): Awesome homeschool fun activity for toddlers that only requires paper, marker, and stickers.
Pasta Play (Messy Little Monsters): Variety of hands-on activities for toddlers to learn using dried pasta.
Fine Motor Color Sorting Activity (Munchkins and Moms): My boys loved playing variations of this color sorting activity using pom poms.
Toddler Activities: Scooping Pom Poms (Buggy and Buddy): Another fabulous homeschool fun toddler activity using pom poms!
Sticker Sorting (Busy Toddler): Another fantastic activity that uses stickers to help toddlers learn how to sort.
A Car Parking Numbers Game to Make Learning Numbers Fun! (B-Inspired Mama): Great way to use toys that you have to help your toddlers learn numbers.
Repurposed for Fun: Bowling with Cups (Tales of a Teacher Mom): Easy activity that teaches toddlers cause and effect.
Easy Toddler Name Art (Learn with Play at Home): Super cool tape-resist art that teaches toddlers their name.
Feed the Shark Alphabet Game for Kids (Toddler Approved): Hands-on activity for teaching letters (or you could adapt for numbers and colors, too!) to toddlers.
10 Fun Movement Songs for Toddlers on YouTube (Humble in a Heartbeat): Get your toddler moving with these fun songs!
10 Toddler Busy Bags For Traveling (True Agape): I would add that these busy bags for toddlers are perfect for homeschool time, too.
Toddler Shapes Activity Book-with Free Printable (Pastels and Macarons): Help your toddler create a book to learn and practice shapes.
Outdoor Sticky Mural for Toddlers (I Can Teach My Child): Make a sticky mural outdoors with nature objects or indoors with tissue paper.
Alphabet Beans Matching Game (Imagination Tree): Fabulous hands-on activity for teaching your toddlers the ABCs.
Pre-Writing Activities with Squishy Bags (Learning4Kids): Mess-free way to provide your toddler with opportunities to practice pre-writing skills.
Homeschool Fun Activities for Preschoolers
How To Make Hands-On Alphabet Box Preschoolers Will Love! (Rock Your Homeschool): My younger boys continue to use our alphabet box for homeschool learning fun.
Fine Motor Skills Alphabet Activity (A Dab of Glue Will Do): Simple way to help your preschoolers learn ABCs with hands-on skills.
Learning to Write the Alphabet with Cotton Swab Painting (The Stay-At-Home Mom Survival Guide): Help your homeschool preschooler build find motor skills and learn the alphabet with this fun painting activity.
Print & Drive Number Rhyme Mats (Preschool Mom): Super fun way to teach your preschoolers how to form numbers (includes free printables!).
Free Preschool Worksheet for Morning Time (The Super Teacher): Awesome addition to your homeschool morning time with preschoolers.
26 Alphabet Crafts (123Homeschool4Me): Ideas for Letter of the Week and more!
Counting and Number Matching with Paper Cups (Mom Inspired Life): Easy to make and use activity to keep preschoolers busy during homeschool time.
Nature Scavenger Hunt-Free Printable (Stay at Home Mum): This free printable scavenger hunt is great for homeschool fun activities with preschoolers because it has both visual and text prompts.
Preschool Shape Scavenger Hunt (Frugal Fun 4 Boys): Easy homeschool fun activity for preschoolers to practice shape recognition and sorting.
Smack the Number Activity for Preschoolers (Sunny Day Family): Play this fun game (or a variation if you don’t have these exact materials) to practice number recognition.
Free Printable Color by Letter Fun (Rock Your Homeschool): Enjoy these free printables to help your preschooler differentiate between upper and lower case letters.
Easy Skittle Rainbow Science Experiment (Fun with Mama): Kids of all ages can enjoy this homeschool science fun! Preschoolers can practice patterns, color recognition, and sorting.
Simple Color Scavenger Hunt for Kids (I Heart Crafty Things): Another great homeschool fun activity for all ages! Make it super fun for preschoolers by encouraging them to use their toys or cut out pictures in magazines (practice scissor skills).
Feed the Bear Alphabet Activity (Mom Inspired Life): Hands-on activity for letter recognition and letter sounds.
Dr. Seuss Fun + Free Printables for One Fish, Two Fish (Rock Your Homeschool): Use this free printable pack to boost your learning fun with Dr. Seuss.
Craft + Printable Activities for Fox in Socks (Rock Your Homeschool): Your preschooler can make their own fox bookmark and much more with this free printable pack for this favorite Dr. Seuss book.
Upper & Lowercase Letter Matching Hole Punch Activity (The Letters of Literacy): Wonderful way to help your preschooler build hand strength while learning to differentiate between upper and lowercase letters.
DIY Magnetic Craft Sticks (The STEM Laboratory): Keep your preschooler busy with this quiet activity of building shapes and more.
Shaving Cream Writing-Learning Through Sensory Play (Gift of Curiosity): Super fun hands-on way to practice letters, numbers, and shapes. (RYHS bonus: you can also using pudding for tasty hands-on fun!)
Playdough Letter Mazes (Teach Me Mommy): Playdough is a great medium for teaching preschoolers. Use it with a marble for letter writing practice.
Homeschool Fun Activities for Elementary
Free Daily Doodle Prompts to Boost Homeschool Fun (Rock Your Homeschool): Encourage your kids to develop fine motor skills as they let their imaginations soar with daily doodle prompts.
Lego Beats Music Manipulatives (Let’s Play Music): Fantastic hands-on activity using Legos to help kids learn about musical notes and beats
Coding a Lego® Maze with free printable (Research Parent): Awesome activity to introduce coding to kids with Legos®.
CD Spinning Top Craft and Science Project for Kids (Buggy and Buddy): Your elementary age homeschoolers will have a blast upcycling an old CD into this art and STEM project.
Homeschool Brain Breaks (Rock Your Homeschool): Use these free printable strips for sneaky learning fun during your homeschool breaks.
Robotic Hand Science Project (Instructables): Fun and frugal project that will wow your elementary homeschoolers.
Candy Math Fun (Rock Your Homeschool): These books can give you great ideas for using candy for tasty math manipulatives.
Spin a Word Family (Playdough to Plato): This homeschool fun activity is simple to make and a great way to practice reading skills.
Whack It! Place Value Math Game (Creekside Learning): Interactive homeschool fun activity for learning place values.
6 Fun Math Games Using Cards (Top Notch Teaching): More sneaky learning fun for math using playing cards!
Playdough Human Anatomy (Teach Beside Me): Awesome hands-on homeschool fun activity for teaching human anatomy.
Lego® Math for Elementary School (Geek Families): Includes printables to get you started with homeschool math fun and building blocks.
STEM Chemistry for Elementary Kids (Everyday Graces): Fantastic resources and hands-on activities for helping your elementary homeschoolers have chemistry fun.
Dictionary Fun for Kids (Rock Your Homeschool): Use these free printables to have some giggles using the dictionary.
Elementary Introduction to Electricity and Circuits (Some Random Lady): Great resources and ideas for elementary learning fun with electricity.
Invitation to Create-Robot Lab (What We Can Do With Paper and Glue): Open-ended craft that encourages creativity and imagination.
DIY Place Value Cups (Imagination Tree): Easy to make and do homeschool fun activity for learning place value.
Dr. Seuss Pals Printable Pack (Rock Your Homeschool): Learning fun games based on characters in Dr. Seuss books.
Geometry and Shapes Activities for Kids (Proud to be Primary): Lots of fun ideas and resources for hands-on geometry.
Taste Safe Marshmallow Play Dough (STEAM Powered Family): So many different ways to have hands-on fun with this DIY marshmallow play dough!
Homeschool Fun Activities for Middle School
Playing Card Math for Middle School (Starts At Eight): Give your middle schooler a break from book work with these math card games.
Geography Activities: World Atlas Scavenger Hunt (Education Possible): Encourage your middle schooler to learn about geography with this homeschool fun activity.
Two Poetry Activities Your Students Will Love (EB Academic Camps): Hands-on poetry for your middle schoolers!
Teaching Money Management with a Lapbook (Look! We’re Learning): Fantastic interactive way to help your middle schooler have fun while learning about managing money.
Easy & Engaging Emoji Writing Activity (The Teachy Teacher): Use your tweens and teens interests in tech to boost writing fun.
A Fun Game for Absolute Value (Classroom Freebies Too!): Use playing cards to help your middle schoolers learn the absolute value concept.
Middle School Math Fun (Exceeding the Core): Free printables for middle school math mazes, riddles, and more!
Periodic Table Battleship (Teach Beside Me): Interactive and fun way to learn get middle schoolers interested in the periodic table.
Fun and Simple Strategy for Practicing Vocabulary (Southern Fried Teachin’): Includes free printable to use with dice to get started on middle school vocabulary fun.
Toothpick Trick – Science Experiment For Kids (Rookie Parenting): Wow your middle schoolers with this cool science experiment using toothpicks.
Some Good Music Apps for Middle School Students (Educators Technology): Boost middle school music with these fun apps.
Geography Activities: Latitude and Longitude Scavenger Hunt (Education Possible): Free printable activity for middle school geography fun.
Thumbprint Self-Portrait (Teach Kids Art): A combination of all about me, writing, and art for middle schoolers!
Harry Potter-Inspired Writing Fun (Rock Your Homeschool): Includes 5 days of writing fun activities and printables based on the Harry Potter Series.
Harry Potter-Inspired Bingo Game (Rock Your Homeschool): Free printable pack of MAGIC, a Harry Potter-Inspired Bingo Game.
10 Picture Books to Read in the Middle School Classroom (The Secondary English Coffee Shop): Picture books aren’t just for little ones! Check out these fun ways to boost middle school learning with picture books.
Word Work Fun for Big Kids (Mrs. Beers): Free printables and activities to use to jazz up spelling and vocabulary for middle schoolers.
M&Ms Feelings Activty (Living a Rad Life): Even tweens and teens like candy, right? Help middle schoolers with self-expression using candy and prompts.
Simple Drawing Game (Craft Whack): Play this interactive art game with your middle schooler.
Middle School Math Games (Digital Lesson): Free printable games for middle school math fun.
Homeschool Fun Activities for High School
Huge List of Hands-on Activities for High School (Susan Evans): So many wonderful ways to add learning fun to homeschool high school!
Nature Study Activities for Teens (BJ’s Homeschool Encouragement): Great tips and tricks
Historical Movies For Middle School And High School Under R (Creative, Clever, & Classy): Fantastic list from a former homeschool student that you can kick back and enjoy with your high schoolers.
10 Fun Elective Ideas for Teens (Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers): List of ways that you can boost learning fun with homeschool high school.
Hands-On Biochemistry Using Beads and Pipe Cleaners (Science with Mrs. Lau): Cool activity to learn about monomers and polymers.
Socratic Soccer Ball (B’s Book Love): Awesome interactive with high schoolers. Includes 9 more great ideas for high school English.
Brain Teasers for Teens (Laura Randazzo): Challenge your homeschool high schoolers with these fun brain teasers.
Espresso Yourself (Literature Daydreams): Free printable all-about-me activity for older students.
3 Fun Activities for Any Novel Study (The Secondary English Coffee Shop): Includes a few free printables for novel study fun.
Top 15 Edible Lessons (Upper Elementary Snapshots): These activities could be great reviews for high school students.
Get Outside with Backyard Bird Feeder and Notebooking Fun! (Practical, By Default): Fun ways to enjoy boost nature study with DIY bird feeders and notebooking.
5 Favorite Card Games for Older Kids (The Hmmm…Schooling Mom): These card games look like a great way to connect with your high school students.
Free Vocabulary Cube Activity (The Daring Teacher): This free printable is on TeachersPayTeachers. Hands-on learning fun for vocabulary-great for SAT prep!
Making a Vision Board – A Personalized Wall Hanging Based on YOUR Goals and Dreams (My Teen Guide): Visual way for high school students to think about goal setting with a vision board.
10 Good Music Apps for High School Students (Educators Technology): Let your homeschool high school students have some music fun with these apps.
The Soundtrack of Your Life (Lit Tunes): Cool music and writing activity for high school students.
Trashketball-My Favorite Review Game (Mrs. E Teaches Math): Fun game to help high school students review.
High School Geometry Vocabulary Bingo (TeachersPayTeachers): Free printable game-great for practice and review.
Virtual Field Trips (Rock Your Homeschool): Students of all ages can have learning fun with virtual field trips. High school students enjoy the live streaming option. Also, great resources for career development and more!
What homeschool fun activities would you add to this list?
Check out our Homeschool Fun Bucket List for All Ages to customize your learning fun experiences.