There are lots of ways to let your kids get hands-on this Christmas, but one of my favorite ways is to incorporate Christmas into our homeschool lesson plans. Between all of the unit studies, geography studies, arts, copywork, and everything else, there’s no shortage of options for homeschooling at Christmastime!
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With all of those wonderful ways to make Christmas a part of your homeschool, how on earth do you choose? I’ve sifted through my Pinterest boards and bookmarked sites so you don’t have to get overwhelmed with the choices! After some sacrificial pinning and researching, I’ve narrowed my list to 10 Favorite Homeschool Christmas Resources!
Some of these are resources we’ve used or are currently using and some are things that have caught my attention when I’ve been browsing. I’m sure you’ll find something to help your kids get hands-on this Christmas!
Favorite Resources for
Homeschooling at Christmas
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1. A Christmas Adventure from Scripture Adventures is designed to be used from December 1-25 and explores the symbols and customs of Christmas and how they relate to Christ’s birth. I love that customs and recipes from other countries and cultures are also included! If you’re looking to explore Christmas with your older elementary or middle school kids, this could be exactly what you’re looking for! (PIN IT here)
2. I love this Christmas Bundle from Write Bonnie Rose. It includes more than 100 pages of Christmas activities for preschoolers and elementary kids and covers language arts and math while incorporating games, crafts, and other activities. (PIN IT here)
3. We’ve been working through SQUILT volumes for a couple of years in our homeschool and are so excited to add SQUILT Christmas Carols to our lineup this year. Not familiar with SQUILT? SQUILT is an effortless approach to music appreciation for all ages. When it comes to your Christmas homeschool plans, you can choose from SQUILT Christmas Carols or Nutcracker Unit Study. Either would make a great addition to your homeschool plans for Christmas!
4. Can’t commit to a month-long Christmas study? Check out my list of 100+ Christmas Around the World Resources. You can use this list in a few different ways: you could choose a country to study in depth, study an entire region and compare/contrast traditions and beliefs, or study Christmas around the world with a brief overview of countries. (PIN IT here)
5. Studying Victorian times in your homeschool? NIA Unit Studies’ A Victorian Christmas would be a great match for you! Through crafts, cooking, literature, books, games, and more, students can step back and time and experience Christmas through Victorian Eyes. (PIN IT here)
7. We love all of Alisha Gratehouse’s Mixed Media Workshops and her Winter Wonderland e-course is no exception! These projects are perfect for your Christmas art plans! The best part is that you get lifetime access to the course; if you don’t have time to do all of the projects, you can use the course again later on. (PIN IT here)
9. A WWII Christmas from Trica Goyer, Sara Sundin, and Cara Putman is a wonderful (& FREE) way to explore Christmas during the 1940’s. This series includes lesson, printables, recipes, and more.
- Part 1 covers food rationing and recipes (PIN IT here)
- Part 2 explores using historical fiction to cover history (PIN IT here)
- Part 3 covers Vmail and writing prompts (PIN IT here)
- Part 4 shows how learning about past Christmases can encourage kids to be more grateful to receive less. (PIN IT here)
What are your favorite resources for homeschooling at Christmastime? I’d love to hear what has worked for you. Let a comment and let me know!
Day 1 – Super Fun Christmas Treats Kids Can Make
Day 2 – No-Stress Christmas Arts and Crafts
Day 3 – Ways to Bless Others This Christmas
Day 4 – Christmas Gifts Kids Can Make
Day 5 – Favorite Resources for Homeschooling Christmas
There’s plenty more fun stuff happening over at iHomeschool Network’s Christmas Hopscotch. Grab your coffee and take a look around.