Fun themes inspire learning! An important thing to remember as you get back to homeschool is that most any subject matter can become inspiring when you look at it from a creative perspective. I’ve found that my kids (and lots of others) LOVE animals, so we use animal & fun themes to inspire learning!
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Fun Themes Inspire Learning
I am often asked,
Ok, so it’s easy to see how kids may get excited when learning about some super weird or wild creature, but how do you make math, history, and other science fun?”
The simple answer is this, when you get excited about learning – your kids will too! Furthermore, you can use fun themes to inspire kids in creative ways.
For instance, what do Lewis and Clark have in common with sand dollars? Well, nothing directly, but if you are willing to think a bit outside the box – you discover that Puget Sound, WA is full of the creatures. The famed expedition of Lewis & Clark is an important part of American history, but there is so much more creative & fun learning that can be done with the theme! See our creative learning Lewis & Clark Art project HERE.
Fun Themes Inspire Learning
Dolphin and other sea creatures are always fun to learn about. When studying dolphins in our unit studies, we travel to ancient Greece. While I read about the history out loud, our boys will sit and build their version of the Parthenon out of blocks we have on hand. We incorporate all sorts of projects and ideas into our learning using such themes because it works.
Fun themes inspire learning when you are willing to think outside the box! Read the descriptions on the unit studies listed below to get ideas on how you can do the same.
- Shark studies can take you to California
- Sea Turtles can inspire learning about Vicksburg & General Grant when you journey to the shores of Mississippi.
- Seashells – Florida studies teach all about the shells, and end with ancient Calusa Indians, Ponce de Leon, and oyster stew!
- MORE IDEAS HERE
Even math and writing are more fun with an animal theme – links are included to learn about these fun sea creatures. The Notebooking pages can be used to do as much or as little writing as is needed.
There are some 29 pages for preschool – k1, 2nd – 3rd grade, and 4th – 6th grade math and writing pages. All have a fun sea creature theme.
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