It’s cold outside.
It’s blazing hot outside.
Kids are being kids.
This exhausted mom could use a nap.
Sometimes a monotonous school day needs new life.
Here is a list of theme days to incorporate into your homeschool day.
- Macaroni and Math
Make old-fashioned mac n cheese or try a new spin on it, don’t forget to use those math measuring cups!
Memorize a poem together.
Play memory/concentration with playing cards.
Practice facts by playing the multiplication war card game. This is one of our favorite games to play during a game school day. It is a great refresher for my 4th grader and helps my 2nd grader become faster and more proficient.
How to play:
- Remove the Jacks, Kings, and Queens from a regular deck of cards.
- Player’s place cards face down in a pile.
- At the count of three, both players flip over their first card.
- The first person to say the product of the 2 cards receives both cards and puts them in a separate pile.
- If both players say the answer at the same time, the cards are put in the middle of the table.
- The next player to win the “flip” gets the cards in the middle of the table in addition to the cards just played.
- The winner is the person with the most cards at the end of play.
Compile a list of kid trivia questions, here is a free printable Fun Facts for Kids to get you started.
- The list can go on and on
- World (Geography)
Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego? I obsessed with this show as a youngster and enjoy watching it with my kids.
Play Scrambles States of America (favorite)
This can be a relaxed day watching your favorite educational shows in PJs with snacks.
- Watch Brain Games on Netflix
- Timed Thinking- How many animals can you name with the letter C in 1 minute?
- Tinker (STEM)
I made a STEM box by adding things from around the house such as empty toilet tube rolls, glue, tape, and headlamps.
- Writing Prompt-Where do you want to travel and why?
- Request travel brochures and read them together
- Make your own travel brochures
- Findings-set up a scavenger hunt
- Flip Day-The kids TEACH the parent (This can help find out if your child grasp a concept)
- Scientific– Science Projects!
- Spelling practice with a twist
- Step it up– Take time to volunteer in the community.
What theme is a favorite in your home?