Only a few weeks left until Christmas! Many of us crave a change in pace in our homeschool days this time of year. But even if you want to loosen up the normal routine, it is great to find options that keep the kids learning. Check out these Christmas homeschool ideas for fun, creative, and educational holiday-themed projects.
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Christmas Homeschool Ideas
Some families call it Christmas School and totally change focus for the whole month of December, while other families do most of the core subjects while adding a few fun things along the way. However you decide to do it, this post will give you some great Christmas homeschool ideas to try.
Christmas Homeschool Ideas for the younger kids
Taking the whole month of December to do holiday-themed activities is so easy in the younger years. From math exercise to STEM challenges to art projects, there are so many fun and educational activities for your younger kids.
Math: Graphing with gift bows
Flying Reindeer STEM Challenge
Gingerbread Man Collage Art Activity
Sometimes you just want a kit with all the required materials and instructions. Check out the many options on Amazon that are fun and educational.
History of Flight Model Kit: This kit covers the history of flight from the Wright brothers to the space shuttle. Includes models for the kids to build and fly.
Scientific Explorer Tasty Science Kit: A make-it-yourself culinary science kit.
Make Your Own Chocolate Kit: Discover why cacao was so special to the ancient Aztecs!
Art in History: Hands-On History King Tut Tile Create a replica of a painting in King Tut’s tomb with this kit.
National Geographic Slime DIY Science Lab: Experiment with slime. What kid wouldn’t love this?
Craftster’s Sewing Kits Woodland Animals: What a fun activity to work on in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Keep those fingers busy 🙂
Arts & Crafts Projects
Arts and crafts are great anytime of year, but especially around the holidays! Our favorite go-to art supply over the years has been chalk pastels. Everyone becomes an artist with chalk pastels. Here are some of our favorite tutorials.
How to Draw and Paint a Snowman: Deep Space Sparkle has been my go-to art resource for homeschool. Her projects are so easy to follow, that even I feel like an artist when I’m done! My kids have always had great (and surprising) results with her art ideas.
Christmas Lights Art Tutorial: We have found chalk pastels such a fun medium to work with. If you’ve never tried them, you should! The weeks leading up to Christmas are a great season to devote some extra time to art.
Glowing Christmas Tree Chalk Art Tutorial: When my boys were in grades 3-8, we used this tutorial and they turned out beautifully!
Felted Wool Sweater DIY Projects: Using thrifted wool sweaters is a great way to make beautiful gifts on a budget. You may be surprised to learn how many items you can make from one sweater.
DIY Firestarter Gifts That Even Kids Can Make: This fun project combines a nature walk or hunt in the woods with some crafting. Packaged up, these fire starters make useful gifts. Plus, I’ve created free gift tags for your fire starters for you to use.
Stocking Stuffer DIY Mini Notebooks: Make a whole batch of these cute mini notebooks from the dollar store. It’s easy to customize to your gift recipient!
Easy DIY Christmas Blocks Gift: Do you have an old Jenga blocks game that no one is playing? Or maybe you’ve picked one up at a yard sale. The blocks make the perfect canvas for some easy stamping.
Christmas Homeschool Ideas for the older kids
Finally, even your older kids can do some holiday-themed studies. There might not be as many options for this age group, but here are a few.
A WWII Christmas: Includes the downloads, printables, and resources you will need for this lesson.
If you want some meaningful ideas this season for your teens, then you’ll want to check out these 20 holiday activities for high school students. From book exchanges to art lessons and even a family tree project, you’re sure to find a few ideas that your teens will love this month.
Jesse Tree, Jesus Tree & Advent
If you want your kids to learn the real meaning of Christmas and spend the whole month of December anticipating the celebration of Christ’s birth, then consider using a Jesse Tree, Jesus Tree, or Advent readings.
Free printables for a Jesse Tree Advent calendar.
Another set of free Jesse Tree ornaments
How to create a Jesus Tree with free downloadable ornaments
Many Advent activities are geared toward younger kids. But what if your kids are older? Is there anything that you can use with the whole family that isn’t too simplified? Yes! Check out our An Advent Bible Reading Plan That Will Engage Your Teens.
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