Friday, December 13, 2013

Have a Homeschool Christmas Party with These Five Activities ~ Homeschool Week Wrap-Up

If you went to public school as a child, think back for a moment to what the last week leading up to Christmas Break was like.

I remember fun worksheets with Christmas themes, lots of sitting around talking with classmates, background music in the classroom, treats we ate at our desks. Quite frankly, they were some of the best days of the year, but it was still school. J


Tuesday was our Homeschool Christmas Party with these five activities ~

We read Luke 2. We are, after all, a Christian homeschool. So, we read Scripture in school. J


We listened to a few Christmas carols and learned about their history. Homegrown Learners has bunches of unit studies. When I saw a free one about Christmas carols, I knew I needed to find a place for it in our homeschool. We read about them and then listened to and watched a few online. The Littles colored a couple of Christmas pictures and wrote their names on their papers, and the Bigs did the Away-in-a-Manger-themed word search in the unit study. 



We wrote Christmas stories. I am a lover of story and an as-of-yet-unpublished novelist, so you know there had to be writing involved. J We used some Lego mini-figures Christmas prompts, also from Homegrown Learners, and then the children acted out their stories with our Lego Christmas village.

We made a Christmas craft. I am craft-challenged, so anytime my children make a craft it’s a special day. J We made a simple paper chain, but before we stapled them together, the children wrote Christmas words and bits of Scripture on the links.


We made and enjoyed treats. What would a party be without something neat to eat? Simple M&M cake mix cookies fresh out of the oven hit the empty spot in our tummies.



As you can see, preparation for this day of school was absolutely minimal. After all, the teacher is looking forward to break, too! J


We’re looking forward to…

Remember how I wanted to sneak in three more days of school this week to get to the big, round 100 days done? Well, our school party plus two upcoming field trips will accomplish that. We’ll be visiting The Creation Museum’s Christmastown and our children’s museum over the break. Ta-da!


On the blog this week…




We're on break now until January, so I'll only be posting on Monday and Wednesday.

Have a wonderful weekend filled with warm smiles and joy in your heart!







Do you have homeschool Christmas parties? What activities do you include? What treats?






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10 comments:

  1. Sounds like more fun and less chaotic than public school. I know because i worked there foe 24 years.

    Charlotte Moore

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    1. I think you just summed up one of the goals of our homeschool in general, Charlotte -- more fun and less chaotic. :-) Merry Christmas!

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  2. How absolutely wonderful! Yes, public school Christmas party day can be quite chaotic and frankly, as a public school teacher, I don't always look forward to party day. Have a very blessed and relaxing break!

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response. I tried to respond to all of the comments at the same time, and Blogger just quit on me. Now I can't remember if I had anything witty to say or not. :-) So, anyway, we're enjoying break so far, especially since my husband is now done until January as well. Yippee!

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  3. Beautiful Christmas party!!! Love it.

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    1. Thank you, Christa. It was wonderful to learn a bit but be relaxed. Merry Christmas! :-)

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  4. How fun, Meghan! We're taking next week off to just do Christmas crafts, baking, candymaking, and fun stuff like that. Love your homeschool Christmas party, and I love the look of your site. It makes me want to grab a cup of coffee and sit and read your blog :)

    Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you, Keri! I wanted to make the blog look wintry, not Christmas-y, so it'll be up for a while. You'll be able to have several cups of coffee between now and March. :-)

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  5. Sweet! Your school table is so clean!!

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    1. What you can't see is the pile of papers on the kitchen counter right behind me, the photographer, that had been on the table before our party activities. :-)

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