Special Replay: Summertime Rainy Day Activities

Best Summertime Rainy Day Activities

Are you ready for some fun rainy day activities? Unless you live in a frigid place there will be a time that rainy day activities will come in handy. I guess it if is winter change it to “snow day” activities! Here we have some fun ideas that will help you entertain children with the least amount of tears!

This month it is all about making memories and keeping some last minute plans in place for those unexpected events is so helpful. In my early years as a mom and homeschooler, I subscribed to different mailed sets – one was a kit to do with your kids and it involved crafts and things to build. However, I found that while some of the ideas were great many were not anything that interested my children. So I started and proceeded to lose lists! Sound familiar.

Rainy Day Activities

Now that I’m so much older I have a wealth of experience and information at fingertips! I know what works and what does not, and it is amazing how these old ideas still work well. I’m happy to share my ideas with you—and you can keep these handy and we plan for your own rainy day activities.

I know, I know – kids are all different, and what makes one kid excited can leave the rest yawning, so I add a few little ideas to the list of my favorites and that enforcing good character qualities in our children through every-day events.

My children all struggle, we all struggle with different things such as patience, sharing “our” things, waiting for others who are slower, perfectionism, doing things we don’t want to do.

At times I would plan out fun things to do only to have kids say they don’t want to participate! Talk about a fun-damper, right? So… instead we want to set up the kids for success and keep our sanity by planning out even their reactions!

Before we do anything, especially with little children I remind them of the rules.

  1. We are thankful for everything and everyone.
  2. We will be grateful
  3. We will share and be happy for others
  4. We won’t touch anything until given permission

Quick opinion on rules: I grew up as a teacher in the era of coloring without lines and classrooms without walls – this permissive atmosphere cause kids to be confused about what was expected and certainly did not encourage the creativity and “free thinking” it was meant to instill and allow. Yet, I continued to use this type of methodology in my parenting. It made parenting at times very difficult because I had little kids that were “exploring” and loving their surrounds but certainly not listening to anything I had to say. I learned to change my methods and teach them some rules of what I expected and wonder of wonders, they learned to obey and listen! Life was much happier.

An overview of rules allows kids to know what is expected when we played games or before we left the house – even in the car, I made sure to go over what I expected. I didn’t want to be embarrassed on our outings and my kids were sure to get excited when they saw friends or shelves full of fun things to pull off in the store! I think shopping carts are probably an invention by a mom to keep kids contained while shopping!

Kids will still enjoy themselves and believe me rules will not starve creativity! I met a lady recently who works with parents, she is a parenting expert and helps moms and dads learn how to parent — there is even a certification for this! For many of us this is probably not surprising and I’m sure it is much needed.

So, as we look forward to rainy day activities be sure to let the kids know – we will have fun, but we do have some rules we want to follow.

Are you ready for these tried and true ideas for 10 fun rainy day activities?

  1. Reading
    1. Books saved particularly for rainy days – read aloud – get the pop corn out and erect a tent!
    2. Books kids want to read on their own – again save special books for a special occasion.
  2. Crafts
    1. T-shirts – use fabric makers or paint
    2. Clay
    3. Mason Jar terrariums
      1. Use soil and small plants – poke holes in lid and keep an eye on the soil moisture
      2. Use sand and shells for a great beach memory craft and something to do with those shells the kids like to collect
  • Use for rock collections or any type of “nature walk” collections the kids bring home.
  1. Paints
    1. Use ink pens – draw a picture and color it with watercolors
    2. Make a mural – use large pieces of paper (packing paper – keep it!)
  • Use fingers to make prints and create fingerprint creatures
  1. Balsa wood – models, etc.
  2. Mini-marshmallows and toothpicks – build!
  3. Ready made kits
    1. Beads
    2. models
  4. Games
    1. Board games with Play offs
    2. Video games
    3. Active games
      1. Charades
      2. Hide and Seek
  • Don’t step on … avoid different areas.
  1. Learn a new dance
  2. Games that are interactive
  3. Inflate balloons and allow the kids to play games with them!
  1. Movie marathon
    1. Series of movies to watch
    2. Short movies and then act them out
  2. Indoor tents or forts
    1. Set up a pop up tent
    2. Use sheets and blankets and chairs
  3. Puppet show / Plays
    1. Use an box as the puppet stage
    2. Make hand puppets
    3. Act out a movie, or characters from a book
  4. Indoor Scavenger hunt
    1. Monthly printable for June – subscribers only
    2. Go to the place where you enter the home – there you will find the next clue
    3. Be sure to set up your rules first
  5. Baking cookies or bread
    1. Be sure to have ingredients on hand
    2. Create a dough that requires rolling out and cut outs for added fun
    3. Learn to braid bread
    4. Make cinnamon rolls or other breakfast breads
  6. Learn something new
    1. Learn simple vocabulary for a new language – Spanish, French, Italian learn how to say hello, please, thank-you, etc.
    2. Learn how to eat with chop-sticks
    3. Learn to juggle
    4. Learn to paint
  7. Activities
    1. Ice or roller skating
    2. Sock skating indoors
    3. Make and fly paper airplanes
    4. Create slime
    5. Exercise
    6. Give the kids a bag of recyclables and ask them to create something – have contests to see who wins.

Remember, whatever you do –do it with fun in mind! Have some activities ready for when the rains come, and you will create a fun atmosphere without resorting to placing the children in front of the TV!

Working Homeschool Mommas

Are you clear about what you are called to? Homeschooling is a job, managing a home and rising kids is a job and paid work is a job.Working Homeschool Mommas

Hey hard working Homeschooling Momma! It can be hard to juggle everything, amiright?! You’re working, managing a home, homeschooling. In this episode, we’ll go over some practical tips and helps that will allow you to manage the many roles and responsibilities that you have so that you can thrive and enjoy this busy season! You know practical life skills are what’s keeping you going in this crazy busy season!  Let’s dive in!

First of all, I want to encourage you that you ARE a Proverbs 31 Women- hard working, critically thinking, resourceful and wise with time, money and provisions. Way to go!

First Things First: Take a searching fearless inventory of all that you are managing: Work, Homeschool, Housework, Budgeting, Self Care, Spouse Care and More!

2. Evaluate how you are doing with managing and maintaining your greatest resource: YOU!

  • Physical
  • Mental
  • Social
  • Spiritual

3. Understand the difference between Roles and Responsibilities

4. Utilize Habit

5. Discover the power of Outsourcing

6. Batching for maximizing your time and energy- remember set up and clean up take a huge amount of time!

7. Consider Child- Care vs Homeschooling

8. Keep 168 Hours in Play

9. Rethink Time

10. Rethink Money

11. Ditch Distractions

12. The 1% Rule

13. The 15 Minute Rule

14. Swim in Your Own Lane

15.  GIVE UP! destructive thoughts and time wasters

16. Get  like-minded support and fellowship! Our True North Homeschool Academy Mom’s Membership site offers three LIVE online meeting options a week- Book Club, Parent Equipping and more!

True North Homeschool Academy offers Testing, Advising- General, SPED and NCAA, K-12th Grade live online, dynamic, interactive classes, clubs and Parent Equipping! Ready to head True North with a dynamic, international community? We’re here for it!

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Legacy Homeschool Reflections – Ruth Adams

Ruth Adams is the author of the book “Legacy – Reflections of a Homeschooled, Homeschooling Mama” and is the host of the Legacy Homeschool Reflections Podcast.Legacy Homeschool Reflections – Ruth Adams

Ruth Adams is the author of the book “Legacy – Reflections of a Homeschooled, Homeschooling Mama” and is the host of the Legacy Homeschool Reflections Podcast. She was home educated herself in the 1980’s and the 1990’s and is now homeschooling her own seven children, seeking to pass on the legacy of faith her parents imparted to her. She has an almost forty-year perspective on the homeschooling movement and encourages parents to reach the hearts of their children with the gospel of Jesus Christ. She offers warnings against falling into ditches and exhorts parents to take a Biblically balanced approach in raising their children for the glory of God. Ruth understands the challenges and joys of being a homeschooling mama and loves mentoring other mothers who desire to disciple the hearts of their children for Christ.

Learn more about Ruth Adams here: http://legacyhomeschoolreflections.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/legacyhomeschoolreflections

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heartathome24/

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Israel Wayne’s Books:

 

Questions God Asks: Unlocking the Wisdom of Eternity

Questions Jesus Asks: Where Divinity Meets Humanity

Pitchin’ A Fit! Overcoming Angry & Stressed-Out Parenting

Education: Does God Have an Opinion? – A Biblical Apologetic for Christian Education & Homeschooling

Answers for Homeschooling: Top 25 Questions Critics Ask

Raising Them Up – Parenting for Christians

Techie Teen Jake: Cybersecurity

Techie Teen Jake: Cybersecurity

135: Techie teen Jake: Cybersecurity

Our summer series of interviews with techie teens kicks off as I interview Jake Stough. Here are brief notes and links to things he mentions, but you need to listen to hear him explain what he has done.

1. What are your interests outside of tech?
Hockey

2. When did you start coding? What language did you learn first?
Age 11 – learned Lua from Roblox –

3. What other languages have you learned? How did you learn them?
Starting modding for several games in C++
Other languages: Python, Java, Javascript, C#, HTML, CSS, node.js
Learning Resource: Freecodecamp

4. Any cool projects you have done with coding?
Game creation

5. How did you get interested in cybersecurity and where did you learn it?
Reading the news and used Cybrary

6. Have you participated in hackathons?
Hackathons are Hacking competitions: – NSA, Georgia Tech, VA tech, Harvard
Another one to look at: PicoCTF.org

7. What certifications have you done/are you working on?
Data Analytics:
https://www.coursera.org/professional-certificates/google-data-analytics

CS Analysts Certificate
https://www.coursera.org/professional-certificates/ibm-cybersecurity-analyst

Level 1 Security Engineer Certificate:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/azure-security-engineer/?tab=tab-learning-paths

Expert Level Cyber Security Certificate:
https://www.giac.org/

Additional Resources He Used:
https://www.udemy.com/course/the-complete-internet-security-privacy-course-volume-1/
https://www.udemy.com/course/network-security-course

8. What advice do you have for a teen who would like to code and learn about cybersecurity?
Keep learning – look for a mentor

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Techie Teen Jake: Cybersecurity

Thuja & Natrum Sulphuricum – Homeopathic Remedies for Special Cleanup

In this week’s episode of Homeopathy for Mommies, Sue Meyer talks about the amazing homeopathic remedies Thuja and Natrum Sulphuricum for cleanupIn this week’s episode of Homeopathy for Mommies, Sue Meyer talks about the amazing homeopathic remedies Thuja and Natrum Sulphuricum, two special remedies that she uses for clean up after the jab.  Listen in as she describes the use of these remedies in detail and answers questions you might have about this amazing cleanup process.

Some references in this podcast to check out:

Vaccinosis and It’s Cure by Thuja Compton Burnett – free on  Google Books

 

 

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FUN Drama Camp for Homeschool High School

This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: FUN Drama Camp for Homeschool High School.

FUN Drama Camp for Homeschool High School

You Can Do It: FUN Drama Camp for Homeschool High School

It’s summer break for many homeschool high schoolers! However, we can STILL be logging credits over the summer- in a DRAMATIC way. Drama camp kind of dramatic, that is.

Why Drama Camp for homeschool high school?

For almost two decades, Sister Sabrina ran a drama camp for the local homeschool high schoolers. Most of the 7Sisters’ teens participated (along with dozens of other local homeschoolers)! They all agreed that Drama Camp weeks were the weeks that “Life has meaning”!

In other words, Drama Camp, helped our teens:

  • Develop confidence
  • Learn perspective taking
  • Appreciate their imaginations
  • Build flexibility and resiliency skills
  • Experience true teamwork
  • Stretch what they think they can do and bloom while doing so
  • Learn to “reapply” (deodorant, that it)

What is Drama Camp for homeschool high school?

First thing you need to know about Drama Camp: YOU can do this! Don’t worry about production value and perfection. Put your effort into the bonding of the teens, teamwork and sharing the play. (You can use Sabrina’s user-friendly guide: How to Direct Drama Camp.)

Drama camp is a week or two where teens participate in a dramatic production. Drama camps are different than a community theater production of a famous play in that:

  • There are no audition to get into Drama Camp (they will audition for various parts)
  • Everyone receives a speaking role that fits them (shy or anxious teens will have one- or two-line roles)
  • Drama camp does not have the goals of developing professional actors, simply to have a lovely and fun dramatic experience
  • No sets! Keep it simple!
  • Have an experience with people and characters who can inspire their lives
  • The goal is to have fun, have meaning, have a dramatic experience

Drama camp for homeschool high school format:

  • Drama Camp is “Asset-based community development”
    • We looked at who we had and local available (assets), and then developed the production (adjusted scripts- parts and lines) based on that. The script would be altered over the course of the first week (scripts are living documents).
    • BTW- Need a script for your drama camp! You can find the drama camp scripts (and a how-to guide complete with videos):
  • One week or two weeks long (ours started out with one week but expanded to two weeks because the teens demanded it)
  • Teens work together Mondays through Friday from 9-4 until performance day
    • This is a tight turn around- from having the very first read-through of the play on the first day to the presentation on Saturday two weeks later
  • First day is read through
    • Simply sit in a circle and read line by line around the circle so everyone hears the story for the first time. When the line-read comes to a shy person, they are allowed to say “pass” and that is okay.
    • After lunch, teens get to pick a character they would like to do. Informal, low key auditions take place
    • Then rehearse, rehearse (every day!)
  • Every day at the end of the day, teens write their mail (encouraging notes to their peers about things they noticed that person did well or tried hard that day)
    • Sabrina read over the notes (just to make sure they are okay) and puts them in an envelope for each teen
    • In the morning, first thing, she passed out the mail
    • This built important social skills:
      • Noticing good in others
      • Sharing encouragement
      • Team work
  • Several times per day, the teens would reapply!
    • Sabrina kept labeled deodorants for each teens. Periodically, Sister Kym (who assisted Sabrina on the camps) would call out “Reapply!” Everyone reapplied. It normalized self-care AND made the room smell better.
  • Have a lunch break daily
  • On the Friday of the first performance, they would not only bring lunch but would bring a pillow and blanket. After lunch they would take a rest. Then they would be ready for the performance that day.
  • Sometimes Sabrina would give awards at the end (such as Vicki’s #4 kid had just had his appendix removed and received the reward for the cast member with the fewest body parts)!

Try a Drama Camp with your teens. Email Sabrina if you have questions: Sabrina@7SistersHomeschool.com. While you wait, listen into our discussion on FUN Drama Camps. Also, check out this Homeschool Highschool Podcast with more drama camp how-tos and this episode with interviews on the set with Drama Camp players.

 

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Fun Summer Projects For Families

Are you ready to launch some fun summer projects - what about ones that are a bit unusual but teach? It is a time when you can give your child time to explore or direct your children in an organized way. Depending on the ages of your children the amount of direction may be less focused for the older ones.Fun Summer Projects– Episode 430

Are you ready to launch some fun summer projects – what about ones that are a bit unusual but teach? It is a time when you can give your child time to explore or direct your children in an organized way. Depending on the ages of your children the amount of direction may be less focused for the older ones.

How do you spell summer? F-U-N Summer Projects!

Do you want good books written for homeschool moms by homeschool moms? Look no further and check out my products and classes at MediaAngels.com and MediaAngels.com/books and the products in my online store now available for shipping – and stay tuned, I will soon have information about Creation Kids Classes as well as the Creation Camp for kids I hope to offer. The notebooks are available in digital form for you to use for your own children on the website, but more is coming. If you don’t want to miss out be sure you are signed up for our mailing list where new character planners are still be created each month. This month’s topic happens to be Enthusiasm. When you miss the free planner, you can purchase it in our store.

Fun Summer Projects For Families

One of my goals as a homeschool mom was to give my children time to think and create on their own. I really believe that children don’t have time to really think. School is typically made up of reading the information or have it read to you – then answer the questions. Kids often ask, “What is the right answer?” Giving the children time to explore when they are younger in a directed way (to keep them out of trouble) is a good idea.

When they were younger I gave them tools such as measuring cups and other household items that they could play with, pouring water in and out, and measuring. I gave my young son a box of rubber bands (and yes he made a mess with them and I kept finding them stuffed under cushions and other unlikely places for weeks after), but he loved the texture of the rubber and lined them up and put them into buckets and boxes. As the children get older the items can become more involved.

Recyclables become a great treasure trove for kids to build and create. These can be anything from plastics to glass. In an upper-level art class I took, we used small posters and then took glass, broke it, and used the flat pieces with clear glue to create a mosaic on top of it. The results were stunning. Clear glass or colored glass can be used. Paper towel rolls are great for creating different projects as well.

We used maps to track our journey from home (southwest Florida) to Georgia one year. I used maps glued to file folders and the children placed their names on the folders. The kids could tack our journey using road signs as we crossed into different towns. It took us two days with lots of stops in between, but the kids didn’t ask me, “How much longer.”

Another one of my homeschool goals was to teach using fun projects to do it. Teaching skills that are not often covered in school such as money management, planning, etc. Give the children a chance to add to the following list of ideas and you will be surprised at how many they come up with themselves.

Here is a list of ideas for fun summer activities:

  1. Bubbles: There are so many great things you can do with bubbles, such as making them from scratch (dish soap and water), to using your hands to create bubbles or pipe cleaners, even straws – be sure the kids are blowing out and not sucking in!
  2. Drama: Do your kids like to act? They can do one-act plays and write their own script. It can be of a famous character or a favorite movie character.
  3. Water tension: Float or sink? Give the children a bag full of items and have them divide them into the ones they think will float and those they think will sink. Then allow them to experiment in the bathtub or kitchen sink.
  4. Collections: Summer is a great time to start a new collection. It can be something found in nature—which is the easiest or perhaps researching something they would like to collect. Bottle tops, stamps, coins, etc. State coins are a fun thing to collect and each state quarter has a little bit about the state history. You can find a list of state quarters and their symbolism on Wikipedia.
  5. Scavenger Hunts: These can easily be set up within a home, a yard, or even the park (but stay together and go in a group). Clues can be given and the end “prize” can be something simple like picking out a movie to watch as a family or perhaps a favorite meal.
  6. Learn to cook: Many of my college friends had no idea how to do the basics. Make sure your children have an idea of the essentials! If your children have mastered the basics it is time to experiment with new flavors, recipes, or dessert ideas.
  7. Planning: Have the children plan a fun family outing or a fun family time “in” that is different than something you may often do. It may take some help and direction. For example, planning a homemade pizza night where everyone makes an individual pizza, helps with clean up afterward and then plays board games. You can brainstorm ideas as a family.
  8. Money Skills: Allow the children to open bank accounts and keep track of their savings. It is amazing how little kids want to spend when it is their own money. You can set up stores in the home as well and the kids can use actual boxes of food to play store. Teach the concept of giving change as well.
  9. Decorating/ Organization: Decorate an area of a bedroom or maybe help with a party. There are celebrations almost every day and you can look up a holiday calendar online. There are pizza days, chocolate days, and more! The kids can help with making decorations or even making decorations you can keep from year to year—my favorite. Or, you can use summertime to organize. Take one thing like a drawer. Start small and branch out from there. It is not overwhelming if you start small!
  10. Pictures: How many great photos are sitting on your phone? This could be a time to go through them with the children – pick one night and connect your computer to the TV and go through them as a family or do this on a computer directly. You can print out the ones you want to place on a wall, or send them off to be printed and give them as gifts.

You can place one fun summer project idea into a paper bag and draw out ideas randomly. You may need to plan for certain things, but you can put these on a calendar to do one time a week. You can assign different people (or ask for volunteers). You can put the older children in charge of organizing as well. It is a good time to oversee their “people skills,” and ask them to use nice words and encourage each other. One year I had “banned words” implemented like the words can’t, stupid, or shut up were not allowed. (Remember you are the parent and what you say goes!)

I hope this gives you some ideas of what you can do this summer and hopefully, this will get you started with many, many ideas of your own. Stay tuned for my summer projects for the kids show coming up soon

The Future of Work

Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order that they may provide for daily necessities and not live unproductive lives. Titus 3:14Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order that they may provide for daily necessities and not live unproductive lives. Titus 3:14

Career Stages

  • High school
  • Launching as an Adult can include college
  • Early Career
  • Late Career
  • Mid-Career
  • Retirement

What Economies will Play a Role in the Future?

  • Big Tech Economy
  • Precision Economy
  • Exodus Economy
  • Empath Economy
  • Gig Economy

 

Future Workers will need Technical Skills as well as Soft Skills, particularly Creativity, Critical Thinking, Collaboration and Communication Skills. The good news is that a solid high school course of study will lay a solid foundation for these type of skills. Additional, future workers will need the ability to upskill and re-skill, as well as have a zeal for life long learning.

What is the best way to navigate the future? As always, I recommend start with the end in mind and working backwards. What kind of lifestyle does your student want to have, where do they want to live, what work do they believe in and want to invest in doing?

Assess your student, your current resources and your location, as all of these offer various challenges and opportunities. And don’t forget that you are one of your student’s best resources. What are your areas of interests and trained vocation? Your kids have a jump start on whatever it is you share with them, because of what you already know.

Craft a clear plan that includes

True North Homeschool Academy classes that will set your student up for future success

Fall Class True North Homeschool Academy

  • Orienteering
  • Life Skills
  • 101 Personal Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Photography & Digital Tech
  • Video Editing
  • Photoshop
  • E-books
  • Survive Homeschooling High School
  • Young Professionals Series
  • Academic Advising & Testing
  • FB lives and Info Meetings

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Ordinary Homeschool Dad – Matt Adams

Matt discusses how he changed from being an ordinary guy who was not homeschooled, and knew little about homeschooling, to being an engaged homeschooling father.Matt Adams, author of the book, “Ordinary Homeschool Dad – Practical Help for the Everyday Working Father,” joins Israel Wayne on the Family Renewal Podcast.

Matt discusses how he changed from being an ordinary guy who was not homeschooled, and knew little about homeschooling, to being an engaged homeschooling father. He provides practical advice and encouraging for ordinary dads.

You can learn more about Matt’s podcast, book, and other resources for ordinary homeschool dads by visiting his website:

https://ordinaryhomeschooldad.com

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Introducing the summer series: Techie Homeschooled Teens

Techie Homeschooled Teens

134: Introducing the SummerSeries: Techie Homeschooled Teens

During June and July, I will be interviewing a number of techie homeschooled teens. They will share about what they are doing using a wide range of technology – game-making, app creation, T-shirt designs, video creation, cybersecurity, and more.

In this episode I share what my own children did as teens:

  • built their own computers
  • fixed computers
  • created movies for high school graduations and choir tour – sold them
  • created websites
  • laid out a recipe book
  • theatre posters (used Gimp, Adobe Photoshop)
  • used Google drawings for stage layout
  • took senior photos and edited them
  • took photos for products on a website
  • did sound at church and for weddings
  • created Youtube channels
  • eBay / Amazon reseller
  • blogged
  • Stop Motion Animation

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