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It’s easy to get cabin fever or in a homeschool rut during the long winter months. The cold temperatures make it hard to get out and about and everyone can get a little bored with the same old curriculum.
After 8 years of homeschooling, I have learned to have a few tricks up my sleeve to keep everyone happy and motivated to learn. The secret is to keep it fresh and new. We really enjoy unit studies or short lessons about subjects that we are interested in at the time.
One of my go-to resources for instant downloads of unit studies and lessons is CurrClick.com. CurrClick.com is my first destination when I need to supplement curriculum or add a little variety to our homeschool routine. The sheer number of unit studies, lessons, and classes make it easy to find something to fit the need. The prices make it stress free.
Another great unit study resource is the NaturExplorers series. These might be my favorite nature based unit studies. They are packed with information and activities. We are usually able to use one unit study several times because we can’t get through all the material the first time or two.
Here are some homeschool lesson ideas for winter with resources from CurrClick, NaturExplorers, and The Homeschool Scientist. There’s a little fun for everyone.
Studying snowflakes is one of my favorite homeschool activities. There is so much to learn and so much fun to be had. Your kids will enjoy any one of these snowflake studies.
Animals In Winter
The kids and I spend time each day looking out the window at the birds, the deer, the chipmunks, and the squirrels. This time of year, the kids’ conversations go to how sorry they feel for animals that have to live out in the brutal cold. It’s the perfect time to teach them how animals are equipped to survive outside in winter. We’ve done a couple of these studies and learned a lot.
Winter Science Projects
Anytime is a great time for science! Why not try some winter-themed science activities?
Cranberry Raft STEM Activity from Only Passionate Curiosity – so fun!
Other Winter Lesson Ideas