There are many things I love about homeschooling our kids. The biggest thing is the fact that we are able to work from home while having the kids with us. We also have the ability to make learning more eventful than they could receive in a brick and mortar school. One of those ways is by taking learning outside.
I can’t express how much I love the fall season. If I could live outside during the fall season almost all the time I do declare I would! We went to the annual SC homeschool picnic. While we were there they had a cute little buoyance contest for the kids. Delbert won it by making a boat out of aluminum foil that held the most pennies without sinking. I am a proud mother because I didn’t help him with his creation at all!
Then they gave us a scavenger hunt list. The kids and I didn’t do that per say. However, while we were walking we did see some frogs that were camouflaging really well into the dirt. It opened up the science lesson on camouflaging and animal adaptation. Which is exactly the same topic we were covering in Delbert’s workbook all throughout last week. Tell me if you can find the frog in this picture?
There are so many ways that we can enhance our children’s learning experience by taking learning outside. I am in total amazement by the amount of kids who are not outside as much as I was when I was growing up. (Even my own kids are guilty of that!) We have long days of lessons with our heads buried in their textbooks and workbooks and not to mention using technology for learning. However, this trip reminded me and gave me ideas that it doesn’t always have to be this way.
What are some ways in which you can think of for taking learning outside?