Enrichment Activities

A growing category of tips and projects to enrich your homeschool!

STEM For Your Early Learner

STEM For Your Early Learner By Gail Heaton

At national levels of education, we are currently seeing a push to educate and graduate students with a strong core knowledge in STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math. Some experts in the field of education claim that without a…Read
5 Ways to Adapt for Your Kinesthetic Student

5 Ways to Adapt for Your Kinesthetic Student By Melanie Hexter

Teaching the "Do It" Learners.
A son who “wiggles too much” to finish a worksheet. A daughter who asks to dress up in historical costumes to show others what she’s learning. A student who can’t sit still through a chapter of a book but can confidently deconstruct and…Read
Learning Through Volunteering

Learning Through Volunteering By Karen Doll

Want a hands-on education? Here's a good way to get it!
“My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.” (1 John 3:18) Volunteering is a wonderful way to get a hands-on education. Volunteering as a family is even better. Fortunately, there are many…Read
The Gift of Reading Aloud

The Gift of Reading Aloud By Jamie Gross

Family reading: One of life's simple pleasures.
Life’s greatest pleasures are found in simple things. Reading aloud with my children is one of those simple things. I feel it is also a gift. Like a Christmas stocking bulging with treasures, reading to our children is full of benefits…Read
Educational Entrepreneurship

Educational Entrepreneurship By Kimberly Williams

Starting a business can be an amazing learning opportunity for your teens.
“Just a minute,” he said. “Let me make a call. This is the first time I’ve had a minor ask to open a business account.” I winked at my daughter. The bank was our second stop for the day. We had just come from the county courthouse to…Read
Water, Water Everywhere

Water, Water Everywhere By Karen Doll

Summer learning and getting wet - what could be better?
Water is everywhere. In fact, approximately 70 percent of the earth’s surface is covered by water. That’s thousands of trillions of gallons. Wow! That’s a LOT of water. When God created the oceans, seas, lakes, and rivers, He truly…Read
Summer School

Summer School By Jonathan Lewis

The summer months don’t have to be a season of boredom and mental atrophy. Try some of these ideas to engage your kids and keep their minds active - all while having fun!
Summer is well under way by now, and if you’re like most parents, you’ve probably heard the oft-repeated phrase “I’m bored” just a few more times than you’d like. And, like a lot of conscientious homeschool moms, you may be wondering if…Read
Summer Learning Made Fun

Summer Learning Made Fun By Various Authors

We asked for ideas on Facebook. Here are some of the answers!
“We continue school through the summer so we can take more time off throughout the year. We do streamline everything, though, and we add more fun outings as well as VBS, a library reading program, more unit studies, etc.” —Elisabeth…Read
Globetrotting Geography

Globetrotting Geography By Karen Doll

Here's a collection of ideas to make geography fun - and relevant!
What is geography? Geography encompasses a wide variety of studies, but simply put, it is the study of the earth and its people. This issue’s column will take a look at some simple yet creative ways to study the physical earth and all…Read
Artistry Abounds!

Artistry Abounds! By Karen Doll

Practical ideas for inspiring creativity
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” Genesis 1:1 Thankfully, we are created in God’s image. What does that mean? Simply put, we are a creative people. The beauty of creating—the beauty of art—is a precious gift.…Read