Fun activities for homeschoolers are everywhere. This weekend my husband and I took our teens on a day trip to an aquarium. It was so much fun! My boys stood in a plexiglass tube watching huge fish and sharks swim in circles above, below, and to the sides. They were amazed by the experience of being almost submerged with the fish. The fish, too, seemed to really enjoy checking the boys out.
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Through all that stress and instability, my parents both did something I really valued–they spent time with us, out and about, doing things. Not only that, they spent time with us in the house doing things together. We made a lot of memories and those family activities helped shape who I am today.
When my husband and I married, it was important to me that we continue making memories with our family. We’ve worked hard to connect with our kids through screen free activities. Now that two of our children have grown, and the other two are looking decidedly like men (and shaving!), I am so grateful we’ve spent time together free from technology for at least a little while….. [Read more…]
Today, our family watches a few educational YouTube videos or short movies (like What’s in the Bible with Buck Denver?) a week, and maybe a family movie a few times a month. The rest of the time, we’re screen free. It works for us.
Last year, I made a list of 100+ Screen Free Activities for Teens. Here’s a fun list of activities for your younger kids. These screen free activities are all tested and approved by my four kids….. [Read more…]
When I was in my tween years, my dad (who worked with burgeoning technology) brought home a boxy Apple computer. There was no internet access, and DOS was a little overwhelming, but I enjoyed playing Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?. When I was a teen, we had the first Nintendo system (previously we’d played Pong on our Atari). I played The Legend of Zelda, but only on occasion.
I’m often thankful that our screen options were somewhat limited when I was a teen. I learned to play the guitar, to paint, and I took long walks with my dog. I remember the time I spent hiking and taking pictures fondly. In fact, that’s still one of my favorite things to do. I read much of William Shakespeare’s work along with books by James Herriot. I studied art, wrote poems and stories, worked at a number of part-time jobs, and spent time chatting with my friends. My screen free activities as a teen helped prepare me for adult life, and helped me develop into the person the Lord made me to be….. [Read more…]
While it’s easy to align the beginning of the Reformation with Martin Luther’s life, early attempts at reform had begun by about 1350 AD. By 1648, the Reformation was over and a new era of the Church had begun. With the 499th anniversary of Reformation Day upon us–when we remember Martin Luther nailing the Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany–here’s a list of some truly wonderful Reformation books for children and teens.
Looking for more Reformation resources? Visit the When Lightning Struck!: The Story of Martin Luther book page for a free 12-week Martin Luther unit study and a book discussion guide. Also, don’t forget to enter the $425 Reformation Day Family Giveaway which ends October 25th, 2016, and check out a list of Reformation Resources for your family and your homeschool!…. [Read more…]