3 Simple Christmas Activities for Your Homeschool ~ Written by Erin Vincent
It’s been a tumultuous year, folks. This was the year I received a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, all in a few months. I am blessed beyond measure to be able to say I am now cancer free.
But a diagnosis like that leaves its mark. You realize more than ever the essential things in your life; faith, family, and friends. But I also realize how it’s not just the importance of these things but the time we impart to each one.
I’m not trying to fill our holidays with endless activities; I want simple. I’ve had enough hectic and hurrying to last the rest of the year. I want to lean into this season intentionally while maintaining peace and a sense of tranquility.
So, while we put the textbooks away and the children memorize their lines for the upcoming nativity play, I have a couple of simple activities we’ll be doing in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
3 Simple Christmas Activities for Your Homeschool
If you’re looking for simple activities to help you celebrate Christmas with your children, then you can’t go wrong with cooking, art, and music!
Whether making your family’s favorite holiday dishes or popping open a can of Pillsbury sugar cookies, you can’t go wrong with getting into the kitchen with your kiddos this holiday season.
Christmas Around the World with Cookies is a fun unit study you can incorporate that takes you through 32 countries and their Christmas traditions, all while making cookies. We’ve enjoyed these fun and tasty treats that span the globe.
The recipes have been simple so far and delicious to boot.
We also like to put orange slices in the oven for a few minutes to create dried orange slices for decoration. Take a few fresh end pieces, add a cinnamon stick and some cloves to a small pot of boiling water, and suddenly the house smells like Christmas time!
Chalk pastels are another super simple Christmas activity you can incorporate into your holiday homeschool. There are many festive Christmas chalk pastel art lessons for kids and parents alike.
A You ARE An Artist Clubhouse membership offers 800+ video art lessons, including the Grinch, the Nutcracker, Nativity themes, and much more.
It’s so fun to set the table for a chalk pastel teatime with our favorite treats and beverages, a pack of construction paper, and the Christmas-themed video art lessons. I’ve also been known to add a string of Christmas lights or two to the table for that warm holiday glow.
Finally, did you know that your family can study the Christmas carols you’re already listening to on the radio and in the grocery store? That’s right, a Christmas carol study with SQUILT is a perfect way to enjoy Christmas school with a bit of music appreciation thrown in for good measure.
You and your children don’t need to know how to play an instrument to learn about the music we hear during the holidays.
Our holiday homeschool will incorporate more faith, family, and friends this Christmas. And to make it simpler, we’ll focus more on cooking, art, and music as we count down to one of the most precious days of the year.
I hope this inspires you to make your Christmas more simple and enjoyable this year, too!
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Sounds like you have a wonderful holiday season planned. I agree that none of us needs more hurry and hectic. It’s a job in itself to keep our focus where it needs to be. Glad to hear your cancer free report!