Playing a musical instrument, learning dance forms, picking up a foreign language and learning how to paint are common hobbies. They help children explore their creative side and also give the homeschool teacher a break from the regular syllabus and studies. However there are a number of other options that make for interesting hobbies. Here we discuss a few of them.
A simple telescope and a good web search are a great way to start out on this hobby. Teach your homeschool student all about stars, galaxies, planets, moons, asteroids, comets and anything else that you can spot in the night sky. Take a camping trip and use the telescope to better effect without the city lights interfering with your vision.
Another fairly simple hobby to take up. A good pair of binoculars and a visit to the local park is all you need to start. Get photographs of the feathered friends you spot so that you can come back home and identify them. See how many birds the homeschool student is able to name after a couple of months of regular bird watching. If they are more artistically inclined make them draw the birds. Collect the drawings in a file as a record of birds that have been spotted.
Collecting Riddles, Tongue Twisters and Proverbs
This one is a hobby that needs to extra resources or materials from the homeschool point of view. Use the internet to find interesting websites that your homeschool student can find material on. Now ask them to write down the best stuff they like in either a hand written journal, or have them blog about it on a free blog online. Great way to keep them motivated is to share their material with friends and family members.
Doesn’t everyone love to get a bargain. Up-selling involves exchanging something you own and do not use, for something you will use. For instance your homeschool student can exchange an extra pen for play dough with a friend. The idea is to find a new home for old stuff you are not using,