When my kids were young, I liked to try to do some fun things that weren’t a part of our normal school year- to make summer days more fun. These are simple, inexpensive or free ideas that really just let kids be kids. There’s no need to get fancy or expensive. Kids’ imaginations are the best toy, when encouraged to be used, and simple fun is usually the most fun!
So- before summer bids farewell for another year, here are some simple, yet fun ideas you can enjoy with your kids.
Learn to Delight in Your Children as God delights in us.
We are to picture God to our children, as imperfect as we are. The relationship we have- father/son (mother/daughter) is compared to the relationship we have as children of God. Now, that would be scary if you didn’t realize it’s a picture, something to give us guidelines and insight. God knows we are but flesh.
Note: We originally posted these articles back in 2010. This series became one of the most popular series’ that we posted. However, our old blog began to mix up some of our older articles, and some things were lost altogether in the blog move. So, we thought we would re-post some of our older series’ from time to time, in addition to the new ones to come.
So, for those of you who may have read these before, I hope you can enjoy them again!
Homeschooling is all about relationships. It’s about math and reading and sentence diagramming and geography and all those things, but all these amount to nothing in God’s eyes if we don’t raise children of character ready to tackle big enterprises for the Lord. If you sometimes feel like homeschooling or parenting is drudgery, you can bet your kids feel the same way. It’s such a temptation to stress out over things like teaching predicate nominatives or the steps of division that we forget to delight in our children and make time to enjoy being with them.