Summer is the perfect season to bring in new learning activities into the lives of your homeschooled children. You are not as focused on classroom activities, formal lessons are on a break, and its time to have some fun. Make that fun instructive and you have a set of learning activities that you can do in the summer holidays.
Run a Lemonade Stand
This may not be the most original idea, but if undertaken seriously it can help teach the children a number of key personality traits that they need to develop to be successful. To set up the business they need basic resources. The lemonade will have to be made and served. The pricing will have to be done just right. The patience needed to sell a product will need to be developed. The jazzing up of the lemonade stand can be a creative activity that promotes self expression as well as provides advertisement for the small concern. Bagging a garden umbrella and a couple of chairs can make life more comfortable as you try to build the business successfully. As you can see, there’s a whole lot more to running a lemonade stand than merely squeezing lemons.
Organize a Summer Concert in the Park
There is a lot of talent that can be harnessed into the production of a Summer Concert. The activity can help develop organizational skills in the children, as well as offer them, and their friends an opportunity to showcase their multiple talents. Get them involved in the stage management, costume designs, ticket pricing and sales. It can be a simple tableau or an elaborate musical, guide them to see what is the best event for them to manage. Each aspect of the show can become a learning experience. Make it even more special by adding a charitable cause to the event.Make it a fund raiser for a special cause that the children can relate to. It will be a secondary goal that they can feel good about accomplishing when they produce the perfect Summer Concert. Its good to learn social responsibility even as they have fun.