In our location, we have been hit with an unusual amount of snow days! Whether you homeschool or not, the novelty can soon wear off. So what can you do to redeem this unexpected time away from your normal activities.
–Take some time for play, but too much unstructured time can lead to the loss of a sense of accomplishment. I remember reading that somewhere than in World War II one of the methods used to discourage the prisoners was meaningless labor–simply moving a rock pile back and forth.
So structure your day! You may want to use a timed day planner like this to help you.
List the play time activities, books, movies, that chore that has been neglected, or that project that needs to be finished, cooking ahead to be done, notes to be written, phone calls made, games/skills that you have been wanting to teach your child, cooking or baking ahead to do? Make a list, pray for His guidance for the plan, and plug it in!
I’ve listed a few ideas under some of the categories, but many of these are so family/age specific it would take the rest of the day to chime in our family favorites. This will be somewhat of a work in progress and may be added to from time to time.
If you have favorites. please chime in and comment!
how it works type movies,
movies from or about the time -peroid your child is studying, movies
about other countries or cultures
Some of our Favorite Non-Fiction movies
What’s In the Bible (jelly telly)
How It Works
How It’s MadeTorchlighter series ( about missionaries/marytrs- jellytelly.com) SOME WEBSITES
household maintenance and repair
writing a letter to a single, older person or missionary kid
Bible or poem memory work
under the bed
cooking ahead (meats, breads/muffins, cookies and cakes)
some thing that’s been irritating you that you just haven’t had time for!
ART /MUSIC history or hand-on
Reaching Out to Others
bake for a neighbbor, widow or single parent
write a letter to Grandma and Grandpa or Aunt and Uncle
write a missionairy or MK
Learn more about other believers and pray for them.