Hands On, Experiential and Non-Book Learning Round UP

One of the most amazing benefits we have as home educating families is being able to use plenty of hands on learning opportunities for our children.  Today the Homeschool Review Crew would like to share a few ideas with you on how to get hands on learning happening in your homeschool

Amanda @ Hopkins Homeschool shares Nature Study and Notebooking in Our Homeschool – Using nature study and notebooking, we have found that learning can take place anywhere and even without books!

Chareen @ Every Bed of Roses shares

Andrea @ All the Homeschool Things shares Non-Book Learning for Your Homeschool – As homeschoolers, part of the beauty of it is that we are not confined to just the materials that we would be using in a brick and mortar school setting. Our kids have the freedom to learn in so many ways that could never happen in a traditional school setting.

Kym @ Homeschool Coffee Break shares The Virtual Refrigerator Blog Hop – a weekly blog post with ideas on bringing hands on learning through art to your homeschool.

Jeniffer @ Thou Shall Not Whine shares

Pam @ Simply Passionate shares Diversify Summer Activities – Choosing to be intentional with nature, art, educational, cultural, exercise

Annette @ A Net in Time shares

  • Reasons to Visit Ontario – Vacation season is coming up and I’d like to encourage you to take a trip to Ontario and see some of the sights! To that end I thought it would be fun to point out some of the fun things to see and do in our lovely province of Ontario.
  • The Fun Parts of Homeschooling – In this post I talk about some important parts of our schooling: Do it Differently Fridays, Cultural Events, Field Trips and the odds and ends that pop up.
  • Cow Art – Learning to use acrylics with a wonderful cow art poster.
  • Art is Science – Using art to do science, it’s a great way to combine subjects.

Carol @ Home Sweet Life shares

Dawn @ Schoolin’ Swag shares

  • Field Trip Fridays – We love learning through field trips. Check out information and reviews about a variety of fun and educational trips that our family has taken.
  • Is the Fair Educational? – With fall quickly approaching it will soon be time for county and state fairs. Did you know that they can be a great educational opportunity? Check out all the ways that we use the fair as a learning experience.
  • Our Hiking Adventures – More than just family fun, hiking can be a great educational opportunity. I share some tips and tricks for getting started as well as how we get the most out of our hikes.
  • Homestead Homeschool – We love to combine our homesteading activities with our homeschool learning. It is a fun and natural way to learn a variety of both academic and life skills.

Kristen @ A Mom’s Quest to Teach shares

  • Crafts: Construction Paper Giraffe – If you want to take your study of animals to the next level, create a paper craft! When you learn about giraffes, you can make these cute paper ones. You can also talk about shapes as you and your children cut out the necessary pieces for your new friend.
  • Book Club: Miss Mingo and the Fire Drill – A Mom’s Quest to Teach shares a few crafts you can make when you study flamingos or the book Miss Mingo and the Fire Drill. There are also resources for fire safety linked.
  • Crafts: T is for Tree – When teaching little ones the letters of the alphabet, it is very easy to turn each lesson into a craft! In this post, A Mom’s Quest to Teach shares an idea for teaching the letter T.

Lori @ At Home: where life happens shares

  • J is J’s Jewel Box – Our hands-on learning box for our preschooler, full of independent learning activities.
  • Making A Hand – Following interests led to making a paper hand.
  • Creating A Creative Habit – Tips and ideas on how to foster creativity in your students.
  • Fun Science (part 1) – In this first of three posts, we show some of the fun ways to interact with a science curriculum through hands-on learning activities that engage and apply information.

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