Looking for some homeschool fun ideas to take your learn at home adventures to the next level?
I'm sharing some of our favorite ways to easily and creatively enjoy homeschool fun with your kids.
Find out more about our ideas for homeschool fun and get this free printable list of reminders!
Homeschool Fun Ideas Spark Creativity & More
If you want to take your learn at home adventures to the next level, fun activities are the way to go!
I'm on my 13th year of homeschooling my boys - 2 homeschool high school grads and 3 younger brothers to go 🎉 And one of the best things that we did was to incorporate some type of homeschool fun activity into each day (even if it was for only a few minutes).
There are so many benefits of weaving fun into your homeschool day (see below). And what I think is totally cool is that a lot of the fun activities can also count as part of homeschooling!
Based on our experiences, my #1 tip for any homeschool family would be to find at least a handful of homeschool fun ideas to try.
Benefits of Adding Homeschool Fun Ideas to Your Experiences
Homeschool fun has helped my boys and I in different ways.
For me, it's allowed me to relax and enjoy special moments with my boys without the pressure of curriculum or other school work. I was a hot mess of a Type A mama when we started our homeschool adventures. Fun activities have given me the chance to meet my boys where they are and have something different than academic skills to focus on.
For my boys, fun activities have opened up a whole new world by (like these 6 benefits of homeschool fun):
- thinking outside the box
- exploring interests
- discovering new hobbies
- learning important life skills
- taking on new challenges with subjects or areas that they weren't familiar with
Learn More About This Free Homeschool Fun Ideas Printable List
This free printable list is on one page. There are homeschool fun ideas for each letter of the alphabet. I've included resources that can help you quickly and easily boost your homeschool fun 😊
A = alphabet hunt
Use our free printable alphabet (letters) scavenger hunt to make it easy and fun.
B = book club
Enjoy a book club with your kids. You can pick a book on your own to read together (or listen to the audiobook). Chat about the book. Another cool idea is to celebrate the book with a party!
You may want to even plan a book club with other homeschoolers.
C = cooking lessons
Have some fun in the kitchen by giving your kids cooking lessons. Start with simple recipes (and build a recipe book).
D = drama play
This idea can be enjoyed in so many ways! Your kids can write and perform a short play or musical. Or make sock puppets and provide some entertainment. Maybe record a video or song?
E = exercise time
F = field trips
A few cool places to consider for field trips are your local library, grocery store, historic landmarks, botanical garden, and local park.
G = gardening
Get your hands in the dirt for indoor or outdoor gardening. If planning an outdoor garden, consider the season and area that you live in. KidsGardening is a great resource to help you get started.
H = hands-on math
There are so many ways to build math skills as you enjoy hands-on math activities! Here are 7 creative ways to enjoy hands-on math fun with food.
I = indoor scavenger hunt
J = journaling
Have writing fun by starting a journal. You can use our creative writing prompts to get started.
K = kitchen science
Get in the kitchen for some science fun with your kids. Here are 11 fun ideas for kitchen science experiments.
L = language learning
Learn a foreign language (or two). And apps are an amazing way to do that!
M = music appreciation
Here are what some other homeschool moms recommend for music fun.
N = nature study
I've tried a variety of ways to enjoy a nature study with my boys over the years. The best curriculum that we've used for nature study is Exploring Nature with Children. Oh, and Cindy West at Our Journey Westward is absolutely phenomenal! Recently, a casual approach has worked for us.
O = outdoor exploration
So many options with outdoor exploration! Play, nature study (see above), exercise in a variety of forms, gardening, and more. (Our free minibeasts scavenger hunt is a super fun way to enjoy outdoor exploration!).
P = plant study
Another really cool homeschool fun idea is to do a plant study. This activity can be part of your gardening fun - or not. Maybe your kids want to take a more scientific approach and enjoy learning about plant cells? Or make a plant diorama?
Q = quiet reading
Oh, quiet reading is one of my favorite times of day!
Although it might not initially sound like a whole lot of fun (especially to your kids), you'll find that quiet reading CAN be - especially when you chat about what you've read (or used creative activities - like the drama play that I mentioned above).
R = recycled art
Another way to have homeschool fun (and keep it frugal) is to enjoy recycled art time.
My boys love to search all around our house for interesting items that they can upcycle into projects and art. They use all sorts of things, like toilet paper rolls (for example, our Harry Potter, Star Wars, Christmas, and more).
S = science experiments
T = technology time
U = universe exploration
V = virtual museum tours
Explore a variety of museums from the comfort of your home! Travel + Leisure shares 12 museums that help you do just that.
W = writing workshops
X = xylophone music
Got a xylophone? Put it to work with some groovy tunes!
Y = yoga
Your kids can experience the benefits of yoga in their homeschool fun activities.
Z = zoo day
Field trip time! Go on an actual visit to the zoo OR find a virtual tour or experience of one. (My boys and I ADORE the Cincinnati Zoo videos.)
Tips & Tricks for Making the Most of The Homeschool Fun Ideas
I hope that by this point that I've convinced you that homeschool fun is where it's at 🎊
But, you may be wondering how in the world to make it happen - especially without letting your house turn into chaos.
I completely understand! Fun is often equated with crazy and out of control. But, it doesn't have to be that way. In fact, homeschool fun is actually an incredibly awesome way to help your kids learn how to follow rules, express creativity without all the mess, and become more independent learners.
- I'm a firm believer in setting realistic expectations. With my background in mental health counseling and having five boys, I've had to embrace this type of approach.
- Also, I've found it helpful to provide variety of homeschool fun supplies and tools. This type of availability encourages kids to try different materials and see what works best for them.
- Read through this list of homeschool fun ideas and encourage your kids to express their thoughts. Work together to try to incorporate their ideas into your experiences.
- Use these ideas as motivational tools to complete tasks and challenges. Decide if you're going to enjoy homeschool fun ideas in the middle of your day or at the end.
- Consider using these ideas as homeschool brain breaks and boredom busters. Or as homeschool electives or enrichment!
MORE Homeschool Fun Ideas
The 26 homeschool fun ideas on this free printable list are super cool. But, maybe you'd like even more fun things to do to rock your homeschool? I get it - fun homeschool activities are awesome!
I've put together a list of 100+ homeschool fun activities that can definitely extend your learning adventures.
Use your windows for some wonderful homeschool fun with these activities and great ideas.
And your refrigerator is another remarkable way to enjoy so much fun!
Celebrating fun days (for example, Talk Like a Pirate Day, Ice Cream Day, and Dictionary Day) are absolutely some of our favorite ideas for homeschool fun activities. I update our free printable Fun Days for Kids calendar every year!
A fun game can be a great way to have homeschool fun. My boys and I love to add a touch of gameschooling to our routine. Board games (like these reading, geography, math, history, and science) are brilliant. Card games are also cool for math fun and more.
You can make your first day of homeschool extra special with fun activities. Our free printable 5 Days of Back to Homeschool Fun guide can help (and is filled with activities, like bingo, conversation starters, scavenger hunt, handprint art, and more).
And don't forget to have some end of the year homeschool fun, too!
Oh, another fantastic idea for homeschool fun is to make a vision board! Use our free printable pack!
Get Your Free Printable Homeschool Fun Ideas List
High five! You'll have a blast with all these fun ideas and activities!
This free printable homeschool fun ideas list includes 1 page.
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Okay, it's your turn! What other homeschool ideas would you add to this fun list? Please share in the comments area at the bottom of this post 😘