Get Geocaching


The following is a post from contributing writer Melissa Corkum. Who doesn’t love a good treasure hunt? Geocaching is basically a worldwide treasure hunt waiting to be discovered…by you! It’s a great way to explore new places in your community, teach basic orienteering, perseverance, and, sometimes, get in a good hike. Our family loves it […]

Fun Fall Field Trip Ideas

Fun Fall Field Trip Ideas

The following is a post from contributing writer Tiffany Manley. Fall is a great time of year to enjoy a multitude of season-specific field trips. The air is cool and crisp, the colors are gorgeous, and there’s just something cozy about this time of year. While you can take just about any field trip during […]

25+ Things Kids Can Learn from the Grocery Store

25 Things Kids Can Learn at the Grocery Store

—– This post is written by contributing writer Becky @ This Reading Mama. When I had children, I began viewing my trips to the grocery store in a whole new light.  I realized that the grocery store could actually be educational- a built in weekly field trips of sorts!  I have been absolutely amazed at the things my kids have […]

How to Make a Homeschool Yearbook

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a folder/scrapbook/keepsake album all rolled into one? Well, I was determined to figure out how to accomplish such a feat! I was very puzzled when I first began homeschooling about how to keep everything together for that year…I mean if I kept EVERYTHING, I’d need a 45 gallon bucket! […]

Homeschool Valentine’s Day Party Made Easy

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The following is a post from contributing writer, Sarah of Sidetracked Sarah.     Each year, the activity that gets the highest attendance in our local homeschool group is our annual Valentine’s Day Party.  It seems like nearly every homeschooler in our area wants to go to this party.  Even the ones we’ve never seen […]

Why Williamsburg Makes an Excellent Homeschool Field Trip

williamsburg is an excellent homeschool field trip

This post is from contributing writer, Kim Sorgius from Not Consumed I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Williamsburg several times. I knew the very first time we that Williamsburg would make an excellent filed trip someday. To walk among living history like they do it in Williamsburg is a priceless experience for a young mind. […]

Field Trips Don’t Have To Be Big Excursions

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When I think about going on field trips, I often think about day-long, very planned out excursions. But, field trips don’t have to be that way. A field trip can be as simple as a trip to the gas station, as long as you take the time to make sure that your students are learning […]

How to Start a Field Trip Co-op

How to Start a Field Trip Co-op

The following is a guest post from Melissa from The Cork Board. Because our son is an extrovert who started in a traditional classroom setting, I knew we would need to schedule regular outings as part of our homeschool experience. Aside from our academic community, we also joined a field trip co-op. It has been […]

Adding Hands-On Activities and Experiences to Your Homeschool


The following post is from contributing writer Kris Bales, of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. photo credit The beginning of the school year is a lot like New Year’s Day. It feels like a clean slate, full of endless possibilities. All the plans are swirling in your head and you’re excited because this is finally going to […]

5 Historical Locations to Visit on the East Coast

This post is from contributing writer, Tonya from The Traveling Praters.  1. St. Augustine, Florida The first city in the United States, St. Augustine is a beautiful, historic city that offers many free and low cost attractions for families. Visit Fort Matanzas, Castillo de San Marcos and the Colonial Spanish Quarters to learn about pirate […]

Seize the Summer: How to Grow During the Break


The following is a post from contributing writer, Julianna, of Petunia June. With the last day of school quickly approaching, I find myself experiencing conflicting emotions. I do look forward to the change of pace, the relaxed days and the beckoning outdoors. But to be completely honest, I also feel a bit anxious. Going from […]