As a homeschool parent, knowing How To Incorporate Holidays Into Homeschool Lessons is a great way to ease your lesson plan burdens. Holidays make for great opportunities to do fun unit studies, word searches and of course learn about new cultures. Here are some simple tips for you to incorporate holidays into homeschool lessons for your kids.
How To Incorporate Holidays Into Homeschool Lessons
Create holiday themed word searches
A great way to work on kids vocabulary and spelling is to give them a fun word search to do. Not only will they be familiarizing themselves with new words, but they will be holiday themed which of course makes kids happy. Add in silly words, a few coloring options and they will love these additions to their homeschool lessons.
Create fun holiday themed crafts for art
Every homeschool classroom needs an art class, and holidays are a great way to make that happen. From creating toilet paper roll turkeys, to hand print Santa Clause you can easily add holiday themed crafts as a way to incorporate holidays into homeschool lessons.
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Learn about different cultures celebrations
We already have some great ideas on how to learn about how other cultures celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas for you, but you may want to research for every holiday. There are tons of different ways that other countries celebrate holidays like Easter, Labor Day, New Years and Halloween. Some holidays may be singular to the United States (Independence Day and Memorial Day), but others are widely celebrated worldwide.
Learn the origins of holidays
Making the time to research and learn where a holiday began may actually educate not only your kids but yourself. There are many holidays that began for reasons we don’t often talk about. Learning about the origins of the holiday is a great way to educate your kids about how things have changed through the years to create what we now know to be the holiday traditions.
Cook holiday specific foods
Another great way to incorporate holidays into homeschool lessons is in the kitchen. Choose a fun holiday recipe from any culture and make it with your kids. Use this to teach about other cultures and ethnic cuisine, as well as simple things like measurements in baking. Mathematics, history and social studies can all be a part of your kitchen work around the holidays.
These ways to incorporate holidays into homeschool lessons are easy for you to add to you lesson plans. Kids will enjoy the break from their daily mundane tasks, and you will enjoy getting to share fun new facts that they to will enjoy.
How will you be incorporating the holidays into your lessons this year?