Some love online curricula and others love fun and hands-on materials like Montessori. In this post, I will show you some great kindergarten homeschool ideas and activities to do with your little ones to make learning happen, but make it fun.
The Best Kindergarten Homeschool Ideas that You Will Love
Workbooks are great kindergarten educational tools that are quite affordable, compared to other curricula out there. You can target the subjects you want and you can make lessons short and sweet then spend the rest of the day with fun and learning.
You also take advantage of play time to review things that the workbook touched on so the information can be more ingrained into their long term memory. Isn’t this great for homeschool?
In this post, I will show you some workbooks that you can choose for your kindergartener and choose to do a couple of pages per day so they can learn, practice the paper-and-pencil skill, fine motor skills and so much more.
I have divided the workbooks by subjects. We like to have one for each subject and do a page or two from each. All kindergarteners need is 15-20 minutes per day to do focused learning. The rest can be fun hands-on learning and play time.
Kindergarten Home Activities ~ All Subjects
BIG Kindergarten WorkbookBrain Quest Workbook: KindergartenDK Workbooks: Problem Solving, KindergartenKindergarten Skills: Gold Star Edition (Home Workbooks)Kindergarten Super Scholar WorkbookReading & Math Jumbo Workbook: Grade K
HERE is a list of all of our Free Printables!
Kindergarten Educational Tools ~ Math
Remember, a comprehensive Kindergarten curriculum for homeschool can be quite pricey. We have found some good ones, but they aren’t affordable or too rigid. Then there are others that are flops and are definitely not worth the money. For kindergarten homeschool, I really don’t recommend a specific curriculum, per se, because they need to be kids and enjoy their time of being little.
Now, I am not saying to not teach them anything. What I am saying is to dedicate 15-20 minutes a day for this kind of work and the rest of the time is for them to enjoy being kids and for you to enjoy them being little. After all, they will grow soon enough and you will find yourself homeschooling them for hours. As of now, it is fun to have one or several of these special books to work on together daily.
Beginning Math, Grade K: Gold Star Edition (HomeDK Workbooks: Math, KindergartenKindergarten Super Math Success: Activities, Exercises, and TipsMy Book of AdditionMy Book of Number Games, 1-150 (Kumon Workbooks)My Book of Simple Addition: Ages 4-5-6Math Made Easy: Kindergarten Workbook (Math Made Easy)Kindergarten Ten-Frame Counting Workbook: With Cut-Out Flash Cards
Link to all of our Free Math Printables
Kindergarten Homeschooling Curriculum Sub ~ Language Arts & Handwriting
As I was saying, Kindergarten home activities can be so simple and so fun. Nothing needs to take forever to plan or has to be elaborate and become a big to-do. In reality, moms, you can relax.
Home school Kindergarten DOES NOT have to look like regular school Kindergarten. You do not have to have Circle Time every morning or make your homeschool area look like a Kindergarten classroom at all.
You keep your littles home so you can live life together, not try to replicate the school life that they are trading for more time with you. So don’t stress. Simply cuddle and read a lot. Repeat facts and explore daily. Talk about life.
Chat about feelings and different subjects. Learn together. And when you do some paper and pencil activities with some of these workbooks, you will have the peace of mind you need to be sure that your little one is learning and advancing in knowledge.
Link to all of our Free Language Arts Printables
Great Homeschool Resources ~ Reading & Spelling
Here are some important Kindergarten educational tools about Reading and Spelling. If you told me you could only pick one of these many affordable books, I would definitely tell you to get one in this Reading & Spelling category.
Why? Because reading is everything! I read a lot to my kids and I think this is why both of them not only developed a love for reading, but they also started reading very early in life.
Beginning Reading, Grade K: Gold Star Edition (HomeDK Workbooks: Spelling, KindergartenKindergarten Success with Sight Words: Activities, Exercises, andLearning Express Reading and Math Jumbo Workbook KindergartenPhonics for Kindergarten, Grade K (Home Workbook)
Kindergarten Homeschool Ideas ~ Science
Many parents like to get a Kindergarten homeschool curriculum because they aren’t sure what to teach or what to do with their littles. However, you don’t need to spend that much money. Simply get a few of these awesome workbooks and do one or two pages per day for each (whatever takes you 15-20 minutes).
These Science books are a lot of fun to go through and your Kindergartener won’t even know that they are actually “doing school.” For starters, there are activities for exploration, Science experiments that are easy for parents to prepare with regular household materials and a lot of hands-on fun for everyone. We love these so much!
Link to all of our Free Science Posts
Please don’t feel that because you see how affordable these workbooks are that they aren’t good one or that they aren’t teaching what your Kindergartener needs to know.
Believe me, there will be time to invest and splurge and spend a lot of money on homeschool materials (if you so choose). But honestly, for Kindergarten, it is just not necessary and not worth it.
Most importantly, we stopped using our $250 Kindergarten curriculum months ago and opted to use these great workbooks instead. They are fun, easy to do and easy to follow. My daughter really enjoys the ones we use and learning is never a drag.
It was too rigid and structured for her age and personality. I want her to love learning, so I found that this is a perfect fit for her learning style.
Finally, thank you for visiting our Kindergarten home activities post. I hope this helped you to make a good decision in regard to taking the pressure off of yourself and your Kindegartener and opt for fun while he/she is still young.
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