Have some homeschool fun by strewing some items and allowing your child to find and investigate them.
Strewing is a wonderful way to spark your child's interest and curiosity - whether you are an unschooling or homeschool family. Here are my ideas for fun things to strew to get you started;
Home School Ideas
A book, toy or game they haven’t looked at in ages.
An article cut from a newspaper or magazine
A left open encyclopaedia or reference book. Good ones are ones with card games, or magic tricks, or knots (leave some string too!)
A small basket of craft stuff
A tube of glitter, a scrap of fabric or yarn.
An old watch - even better, take the back off it.
Leaves, flowers, twigs, acorns, pebbles,shells
Forms - from the post office or bank
Old coins or notes, or foreign money
Blank index cards - or write a foreign word on one.
A box of ‘interesting’ things you find around the house
Unusual shaped vegetables, bunches of herbs, jars of beans, or an unusual fruit.
A telephone book or dictionary
Rolls of wallpaper or paint samples
Labels - from tins, wine
Bowls of snacks
Old photos, postcards or maps. For postcards from around the world - see Postcrossing.com
A picture they drew when they were younger
1/2 played game of solitaire
large old blanket, or sheet.
I am sure you can think of lots more ideas! And its not just things you can strew. How about going a different way home? Or popping into a different shop to buy your groceries? Or have some homeschool fun re-arranging the books on the bookshelf by color?
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