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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;

Strewing for Homeschool Fun

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  • Stamps
  • Travel brochures
  • 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
  • A picture they drew when they were younger
  • Old keys
  • 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?

    Need more ideas? See my page on Free Home School Stuff to Strew.

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