Homeschooling the elementary years can be such a blast! It’s a wonderful time filled with new discoveries and learning joy. Make the most of homeschool fun for elementary kids with this bucket list. Find out how I use these activities and ideas with my boys and get your own printable Homeschool Fun for Elementary Bucket List today.
This free printable Homeschool Fun for Elementary Bucket List is for homeschool families who:
- are new to or considering homeschooling their kids
- have elementary-level kids who could benefit from positive ways to channel attention and energy
- lack creative ideas for fun learning activities with elementary-age kids
- are too busy to even think about what types of learning fun to do with elementary-level kids
- are on a budget and need free or frugal ideas for having homeschool fun with elementary-age kids
These homeschool fun activities are great ways to interact with and connect with your homeschool learners. There is a mix of independent activities and projects that your elementary-age student will need you present to help and support.
Homeschool life gets busy. It can be hard to think of what to have for dinner or when you last switched the laundry. With five boys who range from preschool to high school, I know how easy it is to let planning homeschool fun slip through the cracks.
I created this homeschool fun bucket list for elementary to provide an easy reference for planning and preparing learning fun with our homeschool kids. Having easy-to-do activities, especially quiet ones, can be extremely helpful when you are homeschooling!
A homeschool fun bucket list is a fantastic starting point for having learning fun with your kids. The suggested ideas and activities are meant to be customized to best fit the needs of your kids and homeschool.
Plan & Prepare with Your Free Homeschool Fun for Elementary Bucket List
This free printable has a prepared list that is full of ideas for elementary-level kids for:
- Social Studies
- Arts & Crafts
These themes are great for helping elementary-age kids learn skills plus develop a love of learning. You know your child best. Adapt any suggested idea to best meet the need of your child.
If you are like me, you like to tweak things. Use the blank homeschool fun for all bucket list to customize your homeschool fun. Let these themes and ideas be a springboard for planning homeschool fun for elementary-level kids.
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Suggested Resources for Your Homeschool Fun for Elementary Bucket List
One of the BEST mess-free and stress-free homeschool fun resources that my boys and I recommend is Kwik Stix. Here are a few of our other favorite resources for elementary-age kids:
Candy Math: Use candy as math manipulatives with great ideas from these books
Card Games: Ideas for using playing cards for math learning fun from Math Geek Mama
Hands-On Math Fun: Use a variety of common household materials (like paper clips, building blocks, cotton balls) for math manipulatives
Life Skills Math: Show your kids how math is used every day, like in the grocery store, doing laundry, and paying bills.
Seed Experiments: Seed science activities & experiments for kids from Gift of Curiosity
Cloud in a Jar: Make a rain cloud in a jar with this cool idea from Mom Inspired Life
Moon Phases: Create a flip book about moon phases with these free printables from Simple Living Creative Learning
Balloon Fun: Steve Spangler Science shares this awesome Pop Rocks Expander with Candy Science and Balloons
Book Bags: Fun book in a bag project (alternative to book report) from Teachers are Terrific
Vocabulary Dice: Play Vocabulary Rock and Roll with this free printable dice from Mrs. Bainbridge’s Shop.
Book Party: Have a book-themed party with these ideas & inspiration from Hide the Chocolate
Story Spinner: Imaginative Teacher shares this free printable reading comprehension story spinner
Book Brochure: Relief Teaching Ideas shares this idea for creating a book review pamphlet
Burger Report: Free printable Hamburger graphic organizer from Plug-n-Plan
Creative Journals: Awesome ideas for creative journals from What Do We Do All Day
Mini-Books: Primary Punch shares these ideas for using index cards to make mini-books
Geography Flipbook: Firstieland has this free printable Me on the Map flipbook
DIY Map: Work with your elementary-age kids to draw a map of your homeschool area, home, neighborhood, or area of choice
Native American Crafts: Artsy Craftsy Mom shares these 9 Native American crafts to do with your kids
Virtual Field Trips: Travel to all different types of museums and learning centers for social studies and more!
Arts & Crafts
Origami: Mom Junction shares these 15 ideas for origami with kids
Creative Sculpture: Use a variety of materials to create art, like these cylinder sculptures from Art is Basic
Tape Resistant Painting: The Soccer Mom Blog has this fabulous idea for using one of our favorites for mess-free creative fun, Kwik Stix!
Scribble Art: Fireflies + Mud Pies shares these fun ideas for turning scribbles into art
Recipe Book: Make a recipe book using family favorites dishes
DIY Book: Encourage your young writers to write and create their own book, complete with dust jacket
Volcano: Have a blast with this classic science fun by Fun With Mama
STEM: Playdough to Plato shares endless STEM challenges
Random Acts of Kindness: Use these free printable Random Acts of Kindness cards to challenge your elementary-age kids with who can be the most kind.
Spelling Words: Have a homeschool spelling bee!
If you like this free printable homeschool fun for elementary bucket list, you will love (coming soon!):
Free Homeschool Bucket List for Middle School
Free Homeschool Bucket List for High School