You don’t have to “skip” Homeschool for the week in order to have a Happy Halloween with your kid(s). In fact, your hallowed holiday may be all the better for keeping Homeschool in session! Just spice up your routine with a few TRICKS & TREATS like the ones I’m sharing with you today, and you and your kids will be headed for a holiday Homeschool week to remember.
Our Ten TRICKS & TREATS to spice up the Homeschool Routine for Halloween!
1.) DRESS UP DAY!
There still may be math problems to solve or that grammar worksheet to complete, but being in costume is sure to liven up the Homeschool day! Put out a basket of costumes, funky accessories, and some face paint, and join in the fun!
Cozy up with your kiddos for a festive and spooky story time. Click here for our list of favorite BOO Books; Spooky Read-Alouds for Halloween!
3.) TRICK OR TREAT CANDY FACTORY
Homemade Halloween candy is healthier, yummier, and provides a great Skill School Day! Check out our Trick-or-Treat Spooky Sweet Tutorial here!
4.) HAVE A PUMPKIN DAY!
Read pumpkin books. Count the seeds in a pumpkin and then roast them! Carve a pumpkin. Paint a pumpkin. Make pumpkin pie!
5.) JUST ADD HOT APPLE CIDER
Homeschool lessons are just better with hot apple cider. Trust me. Click here for our super easy recipe.
6.) HAVE A SPOOKY SCAVENGER HOMESCHOOL HUNT!
Create a Scavenger Hunt anchored to your kid(s) school work, click here for our free printable Homeschool Halloween Hunt!
7.) GET CRAFTY
Painting and carving pumpkins are a given, but there are so many other Halloween crafts on Pinterest to try out with your kids, like the above spindly-legged pipe-cleaner spiders.
And consider sharing the love with a sort of “Reverse Trick or Treat” by giving a painted pumpkin or a box of yummy treats to a lonely neighbor, friend, or grandparent. It doesn’t matter how small . . . I think any gesture of kindness will make a big impact in our world right now.
8.) HAVE A CREEPY CLASSICAL MUSIC APPRECIATION WEEK
Click here for our Creepy Classical & Slightly Spooky Spotify Playlists for a Halloween Music Appreciation week!
9.) TAKE A HOMESCHOOOL HARVEST FIELD TRIP
Head to the Pumpkin Patch, or an apple farm, or the corn maze, or go on a fall foliage hunt!
10.) HAVE A SPOOKY GAME DAY (or afternoon)!
Board Games and Card Games are a great way to have an “Unschooling Day.” You will earn Homeschool Parent Points (which never hurts), everyone will have fun, and your kids will still be learning plenty! And even if they aren’t . . . it’s OK for one day!
Click here for our list of favorite spooky card and board games for Halloween!
Thanks for reading!
Wishing your family a HAPPY HOMESCHOOL HALLOWEEN!
Love, ~Our Holistic Homeschool~
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