Arts and crafts, experiments and hands on learning is what makes home education fun. Sadly I’m not artistic but I have to still strive to include it in our home Ed.
Here are some random arts and crafts, hands on activities the kids have recently been enjoying:
R is really into paper quilling at the moment. It’s a slightly complex hobby ti have and requires a paper quilling tool, onion holder, special paper and board with pins that you see in the picture. Pic 2 and 3 are some of the designs that she’s made mashaAllah. Really nice hobby.
The next activity is so easy to make and really great results. Take a canvas, we bought ours from the pound shop. Using making tape, tape your name or a design onto the canvas and then paint over the canvas. Once it’s dry peel off the making tape and lovely piece of art. We recently did this at home and I like the results:
Our home Ed group is really great mashaAllah. Each week the kids do something different.
For the older girls…
Flower pot painting and decorating boxes with pretty napkins.
Weaving baskets. This set is brilliant. It comes with a cardboard ready bowl and weaving tool.
We separated the remaining Lego into colours and the kids have been using the Lego a lot.
Going to try to do more activities like these with the kids. Home Ed isn’t just about academics.