You’ve started your homeschool group (or if you haven’t yet, you can read about how to start one here), but now what? Homeschooling groups can be a great way to add some fun activities to your homeschool life and today I’ll share a great list of homeschool group activity ideas with you.
Having a homeschool group is an excellent way to meet other homeschooling families, share ideas and resources, and get support from one another.
A homeschool group provides benefits for both parents and kids.
For the parents- it provides a sense of community and support from other like-minded people, kind of like a support group.
One day you might be happy and talking about the high points in your homeschool, and the next time you might be all crying and talking about the rough day you had in homeschool.
Either way, it’s nice to have that sense of community with other like-minded homeschoolers where you can encourage, inspire, educate and lift each other up.
For the children- it gives them the opportunity to socialize with others their age in a safe environment. A homeschool group can also be a great way for your kids to experience new educational techniques and learning methods that you might not offer in your own personal homeschool. Being apart of a homeschool group is also great because your children can do homeschool activities together in groups with other children.
If you haven’t had a chance to create your very own homeschool group yet, you can read all about how to do that right here.
Now when you have your homeschool group, you might be thinking, “But what should we do?”.
And that’s why you’re here now! And to make things easier for you, I’m going to separate the lists of homeschool group activities by specific type. Hope that helps!
Huge list of Homeschool Group Activities for Homeschoolers
Community Service Based Homeschool Group Activities
- Pick up trash at a park or public place
- Visit the elderly (when the COVID fear isn’t an issue)
- Start a community garden (where applicable)
Outdoor homeschool group activities
- Nature walks
- Scavenger hunt
- Petting Zoo
- Visit a farm
- Pioneer Museums
- Flight Museums
- Art Museums
- Homeschool Field Day
Indoor Homeschool group activities
- Play places
- Play or Theatre Performance
- Restaurant (utilize the event room, eat food and do a fun homeschool project together)
- Community Centers
- Local Gyms
Holiday Homeschool Group Activities
- Holiday Play
- Pumpkin Patch
- Holiday Craft
- Christmas Caroling to neighbors
- Gingerbread Houses
- Baking (and give to neighbors or people at church)
Seasonal Homeschool Group Activities
- Pumpkin Patch
- Corn Maze
- Make apple cider in a cider press
- Picking Apples
- Picking Berries
- Church Plays
- Visit a Waterpark or Splash Pad
Life Skills Homeschooling group activities
- Food Preservation and Dehydration
- Money Management Classes
- Budgeting Classes
- Putting on a special dinner event. (The homeschoolers can decorate, set the tables and cook for guests).
- Working with farm animals (it’s great if someone has a farm in your homeschooling group)
- Day on the job (visit a local business in the community)
Being apart of a homeschool group can be so rewarding and fun, and I hope this list of homeschool group activities have helped you with some awesome ideas that you can do with your group.
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Printable checklists to give you some great ideas of homeschool extracurricular ideas and spaces to write in your own ideas.