Today I’ll share inspiration from others.
1) In the get-it-right-frenzy that homeschooling posts can be, this is an invitation to take a seat: Homeschooling from a Place of Peace and Rest
2) A cute craft. (Mrs. Tiggy Winkle?) It would be nice if there were instructions, but the website is unresponsive. Making this hedgehog looks simple, though–like a paper plate folded in half and shaped just a little for the face. Great scissors practice for little ones.
(Edit: We just made a hedgehog with a coffee filter. It was fun, but Ian had a hard time cutting the filter. Our scissors were pretty dull, but maybe a paper might be a better material to cut.)
3) Listening to stories is a great diversion for winter days. The boys like listening to audio books while we’re traveling and while they’re building or drawing. Books Should be Free is a website that offers free audio books. I linked to a classic that we’ve listened to several times.
4) The Biggest Bear is a delightful read–both because of the story and the illustrations. Enjoyed by ages two to adult. If you haven’t read it, add it to your library list.
5) It’s Christmas vacation, so you might need extra activities to keep everyone busy. Here’s a chart to help children create their own fun if they run out of ideas on their own.