It’s summertime, but learning keeps going even if we aren’t in our formal homeschool year. When my kids are younger, I like to learn-through-play and crafts as much as possible. But during the summertime, it’s a must for several reasons, but here are two.
One: I don’t want to have to use my brain power to come up with ideas, instead I want to spend all my energy and focus on enjoying the time with my kids.
Two: Keeping kids minds engaged during homeschool off-season is just as important as having a great homeschool year. Little minds develop so fast and are constantly influenced by what is around them. So it’s important to have a continuous flow of learning to stream into their little heads—even if it is through play and hands-on crafts.
When kids create something with their hands, meaning they start with just supplies and make it into something tangible and useful—they feel a sense of pride and excitement. This fuels them to want to do this even more. Combine that with learning and you have created an amazingly fruitful learning environment they’ll want to continue to repeat. Sonlight has a Hands-On History Box that is perfect just for that!
Take a look inside the box, what comes with it ( just about everything you need except for scissors really), and a few of our projects! There is also a GIVEAWAY further down, where you can win a box for yourself! You can also check out my Instagram Story Highlight on my Insta! Just click here to go to my account or search for adiligentheart in your Instagram search bar!
These projects are a total blast! The book that comes with it is the perfect guide to walk you through each project. Here’s a list of the projects included! (We got the one with the dragon in the image)
- Archaeology set
- Chinese dragon puppet
- Clay cylinder seal
- Grecian vase
- Laurel leaf wreath
- Miniature yurt
- Roman chariot
- Senet board game
- Trojan horse
You get just about everything you need to complete these! Just grab scissors, a pencil, and a marker!
Want one for yourself? Enter the giveaway below!a Rafflecopter giveaway
Be sure to follow me on Instagram to keep up with our Hands-On History Projects this summer!