Holiday Prep, Yes Already

Whether you have begun your school year yet or not (or even homeschool year ’round), it is always good to be prepared for the holidays. You know they will be here in November and December, so best to plan for them now.

It can either be fun or hectic. :) I like to ask my family what activities they want to do this year and see if they have any new ideas. Our cookie decorating came from one of these discussions (and ideas I’d seen online).

Liam cookie decorating ~ Lifeojfoy.meI love to go walk through some Christmas lights! So I always like to plan that into our holiday schedule. I think this year I may see if my parents or maybe even the extended family want to do it together, since we haven’t gone with them in several years.

My awesome family ~
Sean, Lauren, Mike, Brian, and Tiffany (left to right) – a bit blurry

While the children were still young enough that I homeschooled them (they have all been graduated for five plus years now), I liked to plan lighter activities for the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, with some days completely off.

I’ve done different things throughout the years. I’ve had them do the bare bones of math and Bible, with lots of cooking and crafting thrown in. We’ve read lots of books during the holidays. There are holiday unit studies, which are a fun way to homeschool through the holidays. And don’t forget about cooking/food when doing unit studies. :)

I came across this post the other day and thought I’d share it with you. It has some really good ideas. There are even ideas for fall and winter, as well.

I hope this get you thinking early enough that you have some good fun and stree-free holidays this year.

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

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