When my kids were little I would offer them quick and easy craft projects to do and we’d do them as a family. Over the years, we expanded this tradition by challenging ourselves to be more creative with the activities we did. The more we challenged ourselves, the more we learned. Turning simple items into something more became an amazing learning experience. I thought of it as recreational learning, my kids called it Funschooling.
With all the benefits we have gained from our experiences, there is no doubt that these activities allowed us to be more creative, forward thinking, better problem solvers, open to exploring new ideas, and make lots of lemonade when things went sour.
Since we thought the activities were so much fun, I used them to develop very successful craft programs for my local library, 4-H groups/programs, and homeschooling programs.
Now, I’d like to share them with other families so they can enjoy open-ended creative learning activities too.
Introducing: Funschooling With Hearts
You can find it in my Etsy Store: Funschooling Press
There are two parts to this publication:
Part 1 is a printable PDF booklet that offers:
- A brief word about Funschooling with Hearts.
- Tips for making great patterns.
- 40 craft/project ideas that promote creative learning fun for all ages.
- General information about where to fit the activities into a curriculum.
Part 2 has 7 pages of printable templates that can easily be made into patterns that will be good for many uses. Instructions are included in the booklet section.
– X Lg. heart (1 per page)
– Lg Hearts (2 per page)
– Medium Hearts (3 per page)
– Small Hearts (6 per page)
– X-Small Hearts (12 per page)
– Mixed Sizes ranging from large to x-small (9 per page)
– Crazy Hearts Page with 6 interesting shaped hearts
These ideas are great for families, homeschoolers, classrooms, groups, camps, libraries, crafters, babysitters, grandparents, and anyone who runs craft-related or learning programs for children, families, or adults.
This digital download is sold as a PDF on Etsy.
I hope you’ll take the time to check out the first publication in my math series and be on the look out for more!
The regular price for this publication is $9.00.
Categories: Family Activities