Continuing in our series of adding fun to homeschooling here are a few more activities that you can bring to your homeschool students. Enhance their learning while ensuring that they are enjoying what they are doing. It doesn’t matter what the subject is, there’s always some way to add some fun to it!
Basket Ball Multiplication
Who said you have to sit down and learn multiplication? Make a little hoop and hang it on the back of a chair in your homeschool classroom. Now get your homeschool students to use a soft ball, if they don’t have one just crumple a sheet of paper to form a ball, and shoot hoops. Each time they manage to shoot the ball successfully through the hoop, they get to multiply their points based on the table they are learning. Say for instance it’s the four times table, first basket gives them four points, second one gives them eight, third one gives them twelve and so on. They will master the tables so fast just to ensure that they have more points than their siblings at the end of the game.
Sink of Float Experiment
Have your homeschool students understand the properties of buoyancy by doing this simple and fun experiment. Have a big bowl of water placed in the room. Now send them out to pick up three things that float and three things that will sink in the water. If they don’t know what will happen to the object they can simply take a guess. Now place the items one at a time in the water bowl. Were they able to make accurate guesses? Discuss what guesses went wrong and why. Speak of the materials that the objects have been made out of. Have them deduce if size or design changes in the object will help them float or make them sink. This can be quite an inclusive experiment. Plus it’s simple to set up and you can do it more than once.