I was reading an email from a friend earlier this week and she shared something about how she thought free time was really important for her children. I responded with a sentence about how play really is a child's work.
Home Education is so much more than just the academics in our home. To me, it includes character training (often taught through chores - smile), life skills (the list grows longer the older your child is!), and I really think including fun in our home school day is really important, too. (My experience has taught me that fun extras are what makes home education FUN. What a thought, hey?)
Anyway, I watch for fun ideas online to add into our home education plans *weekly*.
The site below is one I have bookmarked. A little young for my children, perhaps - but sometimes *easy* ideas that are memories of children are the MOST fun. smile AND it is fun to do something that is easy / easier vs. always trying to accomplish things out of your expertise range. They have Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced sections.
Why not check it out? Might even be fun for a Family Night Activity OR for big kids to do with their siblings OR for big kids to have on hand for babysitting ideas.