It’s springtime! This might shift the way you want to engage with your April homeschooling…
Let’s focus on new beginnings and ADVENTURE this month!
There are plenty of simple ways to incorporate fun and meaningful homeschooling adventures this April.
It’s time to pack up the winter supplies, open up those windows, and start spending more time outside!
Quick note: For my friends in the southern hemisphere, I realize you’re experiencing fall this time of year, so feel free to bookmark this post for your spring. There are also links at the end of this post to the other months of the year. Be sure to check them out!
Now I realize that depending on where you live, you might still be experiencing plenty of rain and some inclement weather. But if the sunshine hasn’t already made it to you, it’s on its way!
So in honor of more sunlight, new beginnings, and springtime celebrations, here is a quick list of some seasonal activities for you to consider incorporating into your April homeschooling!
1. Plant something
In honor of National Garden Month, why not get outside and plant something!?!
Don’t have a yard?
No need for this to stop you!
If you’re lacking outdoor space, you can still plant something small indoors.
Feel like you don’t have a green thumb?
Try some type of succulent. They are easy to plant, simple to care for, and very hardy!
And check out this germination of a seed video. So cool!
Also, the picture book, A Seed is Sleepy is a lovely and informative book, and perfect to include in your homeschooling activities this April!
2. watch a musical together as a family
There’s something about the creativity of singing and dancing that feels spring-like to me. How about watching one of the following musicals together at home as a family?
Grab some popcorn, cut up some apple slices, and watch one of these classic musicals together as a family.
April is National Volunteer Month, and a wonderful time to recognize the importance of giving back to our community.
This doesn’t have to be a complicated or long-term commitment. Picking up a meal for a neighbor who’s just had a baby, baking cookies for a friend who recently had surgery, or picking up trash at a local park are all meaningful ways to volunteer.
Your city’s parks and rec department, local library, homeschool co-op, and animal shelter are all great places to start.
But again, this DOES NOT need to be complicated or overwhelming. It also doesn’t need to be a long-term commitment. An act as simple as helping someone carry their groceries out to the car or sending a note of encouragement TOTALLY counts!
So don’t allow your own self-doubt to keep you from practicing a simple act of kindness.
4. have Poetry tea time
If poetry tea time is not already a part of your routine, consider dedicating a day this month to this lovely activity.
Whether you’re looking for poems for young kids, middle schoolers, or high schoolers, there are so many fantastic resources out there! Grab a collection of favorite poems from the shelf, stop by your local library to see what they have available, or look online and see what books look appealing to your family.
Make some tea, (or lemonade or smoothies) and bake some treats, cut up some fruit and veggies, or get out some cheese and crackers, and enjoy reading poetry aloud together.
5. Make a bird feeder
Nothing sounds like spring quite like birdsong!
Using pine cones, nut or seed butter, birdseed, and string, you can make bird feeders to welcome the birds back to your yard.
This project is simple and can be done in no time! Simply place a pine cone on a plate, spread a type of nut or seed butter all over it, sprinkle birdseed making sure it sticks to the surfaces, then cut string to tie around the pine cone in order to hang from a tree or post outside.
That’s it! You now have a cute little bird feeder to welcome a variety of birds to your yard.
To recap, here are some simple ways to celebrate spring this April:
- Plant Something
- Watch a musical together as a family
- Have Poetry Tea Time
- Make a bird feeder
I hope that incorporating some of these suggestions will provide ways for you to welcome the arrival of spring with an attitude of simple joy and abundance!
Also, be sure to check out the following posts to help you with homeschooling throughout the year:
- January Homeschooling
- February Homeschooling
- March Homeschooling
- May Homeschooling
- June Homeschooling
- July Homeschooling
- August Homeschooling
- Septemeber Homeschooling
- October Homeschooling
- November Homeschooling
- December Homeschooling
I’m confident you’ll find lots of support, encouragement, and inspiration!
Do you have specific spring activities or adventures that you enjoy doing as a family? If so, let me know!