This summer I’m reviving one of my favorite homeschooling traditions.
Mystery Day begins with a simple set of instructions.
I tell the children what to wear (a swimming suit, a nice outfit, or maybe their muck boots) and what to pack (like a sketch book, a water bottle or a hip sack.)
I pack our remaining gear in secret, hiding away anything that would reveal our destination.
As we eat breakfast together the children speculate on where this day might take them.
To the local museum? Or a nearby city?
To a friend’s farm to see the new calf?
Or on a hike along the river?
We wonder and guess and laugh, and then –
and then we go.