Homeschooling families and co-ops know that fun beats boring in the classroom any day of the week. Homeschool Forum’s Sara Rask recently offered some tips to teachers in the article “A Little Something Up My Sleeve,” which included, among other great suggestions, the You’ve been Sentenced! word game!
Here’s a little of what Rusk had to say:
“experienced homeschoolers keep a little something up their sleeve to enliven and enlighten their students’ days. Ok, I’m talking about fun here. Fun is not a bad thing, and fun that involves learning or review is a win-win. It can be something as simple as making a big cookie and using frosting for the continents…
If your students are old enough, have them come up with the fun little activity. Let them make a video or teach a lesson to the younger siblings. A sneaky by-product of these little ideas is that Mom gets a break from being the instructor to interact and enjoy their children while still keeping to the content of their lessons.
What to do if you are a Mom who can’t come up with these little diversions off the cuff? Not on Pinterest or other idea websites? Never fear, here are some suggestions for you too from the Rainbow Resource website:
- Professor Nogin card games in many different topics
- Dover science and nature coloring books
- Magic Schoolbus kits
- Spot it! games
- Allowance math game
- Timeline American history game
- Classwords vocabulary games
- Pentomino Puzzles for logic
- You’ve Been Sentenced! for writing/grammar
- Farkel for math”
To read the article in its entirety, please visit “A Little Something Up My Sleeve.”
While you’re here, enter our giveaway for a copy of the You’ve been Sentenced! word game, country music edition. Retail $30. Ends 11-1-2014.
Want to learn more about McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds award-winning games like You’ve been Sentenced! and more? Visit McNeill Designs for game rules, printable score sheets, or even order online!