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5 Helpful Homeschool Hacks: Organize the Chaos and Reduce Your Stress

Today’s article is all about the best homeschool hacks that’ll help you organize the chaos and reduce your stress.

Looking for ways to make homeschooling more manageable?

Check out these helpful homeschool hacks to stay organized and stress-free!

Whether you’re a homeschooling veteran or just starting out, these homeschool hacks will make your homeschooling days easier.

Homeschool hacks

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Homeschool Hacks #1: Teaching and Learning Hacks

Teaching your kids can be tough! With these homeschool hacks, you’ll find it easier than ever.

Try out some educational apps and online resources to make learning fun and interactive.

Turn boring lessons into exciting games that your kids will love.

The Best Teaching Tips

  1. Interactive Learning: Use educational apps and online resources to make learning engaging and interactive.
  2. Learning Games: Turn lessons into games to keep your child excited and eager to learn.
  3. Visual Aids: Use visual aids like charts, diagrams, and videos to help explain complex concepts.

My Favorite Learning Games

  1. Minecraft
    • Self-directed play, creative freedom, and academic topics learned in a fun way
    • Examples: biomes, rations, math, recipes, map skills, and memory skills
  2. Terraria
    • Similar to Minecraft, but in 2D.
    • Age range is 12+ (Minecraft is 10+)
  3. Angry Birds
    • Teaches STEM concepts- measuring angles, force, spatial skills, and more
    • Can even teach the scientific method when you replay levels to figure out how to get 3/3 stars
      • Can also teach the engineering design process
  4. Where on Google Earth is Carmen Sandiego?
    • A spin off of the classic game!
    • Teaches history, geography, map skills, and analytical thinking
  5. Interland by Google
    • Teaches digital citizenship and Internet safety in a way that’s fun for kids
  6. Kanoodle
    • A brain teaser puzzle game that can fit in your pocket
    • Teaches problem-solving and working and reworking a strategy
  7. Blink
    • I have loved this fast-paced game my whole life!
    • A great matching game for all ages, teaching patterns, colors, and shapes

Related: Gameschooling: 7 Things You Need to Know

Homeschool Hacks #2: Inspiring Activities

Looking for ways to keep your kids engaged and excited about learning?

These homeschool hacks help you plan some awesome experiences like field trips and more.

They’ll also give you ideas that inspire creativity from the comfort of your own home!

The Best Activity Tips

  1. Field Trips: Plan regular field trips to museums, parks, and historical sites to make learning more experiential.
  2. Nature Walks: Incorporate nature walks into your curriculum to teach science and observation skills.
  3. Art and Music: Include art and music activities to stimulate creativity and self-expression.

My Favorite Homeschool Activity Ideas

  1. Create something with Makey Makey.
  2. Make a book’s setting or characters come to life as you imagine them by creating art with AI.
  3. Choose a template on Canva and create a poster, logo, video, or pretty much anything you’d like with their vast library of free templates, graphics, and fonts.
  4. Code something, such as this Coding a LEGO Maze activity.  
  5. Draw a real or imagined picture.
  6. Compare two books and explain their similarities and differences.
  7. Create a Venn Diagram. Did you know you can even create Venn Diagrams that compare more than two things?
  8. Get moving with homeschool PE. The more you move, the more oxygen gets to your brain!


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    Homeschool Hacks #3: Planning Hacks

    Staying organized is one of the key homeschool hacks to try and master.

    Set aside time each week to plan out your lessons and activities.

    Use a planner to keep track of what you’ve done and what you still need to do.

    Batch similar tasks together, like printing worksheets or gathering materials, to save time and stay on top of things.

    Homeschool Planners

    Choose a homeschool planner to help (try and) keep the chaos in check!

    Here are a few cute options that I recommend.

    1. Homeschool Mama planner by Emmeline Bloom
    2. Beautiful and Chic Homeschool Planner with tabs by Jennifer Pepito x Paper Peony Press
    3. Check-Off Homeschool Planner by Schoolhouse Heaven
    4. Homeschool Lesson Planner and Record Book by Matha Glow Prints
    5. Mega Homeschool Planner and Essential Organizer for 1-2+ kids by Homeschool Life Press
    6. Homeschool Planner for up to 4 kids by Useful Books

    Related: How to Create a Homeschool Portfolio (With Portfolio Examples!)

    Homeschool Hacks #4: Choosing Curriculum

    This next homeschool hack, choosing curriculum can make a big difference in your homeschooling experience!

    Read reviews and get recommendations from other homeschoolers.

    Try out sample lessons or trials before committing to a full curriculum.

    And don’t be afraid to mix and match to find what works best for your child!

    Some Popular Homeschool Curriculum Suggestions

    • Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
      • Great phonics manual, but you will need to create all the materials yourself.
    • Playing Preschool by Busy Toddler (Susie Allison)
      • I can’t recommend this resource highly enough.
      • Susie provides EVERYTHING you need in an easy-to-use guide for Pre-K and early learning at home.
    • Khan Academy
      • Math lessons and tutorials for almost any age level and math topic.
    • Mia Academy
      • An online homeschool program, which includes reading, math, science, social studies, and elective course options for elementary and middle school students.

    Homeschool Hacks #5: Find Your Community

    Homeschooling can sometimes feel isolating, but it doesn’t have to be.

    A big homeschool hack that is often overlooked is finding a community of other like-minded parents.

    Here’s a few suggestions I recommend.

    Don’t forget you can even homeschooling events and workshops to meet other homeschoolers to get inspired!

    1. Join a reddit community, which are called subreddits.
    2. Go to the library!
      • Make a natural friendship with other parents at the library.
    3. Grow/join on online community by commenting on or subscribing to newsletters from blogs or websites that interest you.
    4. Join a Facebook group or actively follow an Instagram page.
      • What’s easier than swapping stories right from your phone with other parents who know just how you feel?
      • Check out Facebook groups, especially if you can find local ones in your area or even your neighborhood.
    5. Try out friendship apps like the Peanut app.
      • This app matches you with other moms in your area that are in a similar life stage to you.

    Related: Check out 15 Helpful Homeschool Blogs for Every Homeschooling Parent

    Wrapping Up the Best Homeschooling Hacks

    I hope these homeschool hacks help make your life a little bit easier.

    Use them to organize your chaos, reduce your stress, and create a more enriching learning experience for you and your kids.

    Remember, every kid, every family, and every homeschooling experience is unique so don’t be afraid to try new things and find what works best for your family.

    Which hack will you try first? What other hacks did I miss that help you? Comment below!

    I look forward to talking with you in the comments.

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