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Spring into Outdoor Learning with Homeschooling

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As a Christian homeschool parent, you have the unique opportunity to not only educate your children, but also instill in them a love for God’s creation. Spring is the perfect season to take advantage of the great outdoors and incorporate outdoor activities into your homeschooling routine. Not only does this provide a change of scenery and a chance to burn off some energy, but it also allows children to connect with nature and learn from it. Here are five ways that homeschool parents can get spring into outdoor learning! Get creative about doing school lessons outside and taking advantage of the beautiful opportunity to enjoy God’s creation this Spring season.

Nature Walks

Spring is the perfect time to take a nature walk and observe the new life and growth that is happening all around us. You can plan a nature walk with your Spring Nature Journal as part of your science lesson, where you can teach your children about different plants, insects, and animals. Make sure to bring a notebook and a camera to document what you see. You can also use this opportunity to teach your children about the importance of taking care of God’s creation and being good stewards of the earth.


Spring is also a great time to start a garden. You can incorporate gardening into your homeschool curriculum by teaching your children about the different types of plants, how they grow, and what they need to survive. You can also use this opportunity to teach your children Biblical lessons that are already illustrated in the Scriptures under the picture of gardening and plants. A fun “bonus benefit” is that not only is gardening a fun and educational activity, but it also provides your family with fresh produce that you can use in your cooking.

Art and Writing

Spring is a great time to get creative with art and writing. You can take your art and writing lessons outside and use nature as inspiration. You can have your children draw or paint the flowers and trees they see, or write poetry about the beauty of nature. You can also have them write a journal about their experiences outside, documenting what they observe and how it makes them feel.

Science Experiments

Spring is a great time to do science experiments outside. You can teach your children about the water cycle by collecting rainwater and observing how it evaporates and condenses. You can also teach them about the life cycle of a butterfly by observing the different stages of metamorphosis. You can also do a bird watching activity, where you observe different birds and teach your children about their habitats and behaviors. Can you think of more examples to add to that list? 

Field Trips

Spring is the perfect season for field trips. You can plan a trip to a local park, nature reserve, or farm. You could also visit a botanical garden or a zoo to learn about different plants and animals. Or you can plan a camping trip, where you can teach your children about survival skills and how to be good stewards of God’s Creation.

In conclusion, homeschooling provides a unique opportunity to educate your children while also instilling in them a love for the Lord’s creation. And this is the perfect season of the year to take advantage of the great outdoors and spring into outdoor learning in your homeschooling routine. By taking nature walks, gardening, getting creative with art and writing, doing science experiments, and going on field trips, you can teach your children about the beauty and importance of God’s work in nature, while also making learning fun and engaging. Remember to take the time to appreciate the wonders of the Lord’s handiwork, and teach your children to do the same! 

All for our King’s glory, 

What Is The April Showers Homeschool Giveaway? Embracing the spirit of April showers bringing May flowers, the annual April Showers Homeschool Giveaway aims to provide a little extra support to the homeschool community during April!

This Year’s Offering In a departure from tradition, this year’s giveaway presents a different approach by showering homeschool cheer in the form of cash—well, technically in the form of gift cards, for safety reasons. Rest assured, digital gift cards can swiftly reach you, offering the flexibility to enhance your homeschooling journey as you see fit.

How To Enter? Participating is a breeze! Simply complete the form below from April 15th to April 24th, 2024. Enjoy two straightforward entry options, with a plethora of additional entry avenues—totaling an impressive 112 opportunities! These additional entries are made possible by the collective generosity of homeschool blogs and brands, contributing to the giveaway’s success. 

What’s Up for Grabs? As mentioned earlier, this year’s April Showers Homeschool Giveaway is all about empowering homeschool families with usable funds. Whether you’re scouting for next year’s curriculum, planning an elective, stocking your pantry, or treating your loved ones to a special outing, the choice is yours. Perhaps indulge in a little self-care with some Amazon treats too!

Thanks to the kindness of participating entities, we’ve amassed $400 for this year’s giveaway, splitting the prize into two $200 rewards for two fortunate families. Winners can opt for either an Amazon gift card or a Giftogram, adding to the excitement!

Enter Now For Your Chance To Win! It’s finally time for you to seize the opportunity! Remember, two fortunate homeschool families will each claim a $200 prize in the form of an Amazon card or a Giftogram. But remember, you can’t win if you don’t participate. Engage with as many represented blogs and businesses as possible to maximize your entries. And why not spread the joy by sharing this post with a homeschooling friend?

Best of luck, dear friend!

The 2024 April Showers Homeschool Giveaway is hosted by Hope In The Chaos and will run from Monday, April 15, 2024, through Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at 11:59 pm EST. Entrants must be 18 years old or older and be a member of a current homeschooling family. By entering this giveaway, you agree to be added to the email lists of the participating blogs represented here. The winner will be drawn randomly via Rafflecopter and notified by email no later than April 26, 2024. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be drawn. Prizes are non-transferable. Participating bloggers and members of their households are not eligible to win. Void where prohibited.

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