Cure Homeschool Classroom Boredom

There’s always so much to do in the homeschool classroom and never enough time. A homeschool teacher may wish to rush through the lessons to stay on track with the schedule for the day. However there are some days that just don’t want to adhere to the schedule that has been painstakingly put together. That’s the time to have some fun in the classroom to break the monotony.


The physical energy booster


Near the end of the day the energy levels of both the teacher and the homeschool students are low. Playing a game can serve as a quick and simple energy booster. We have the classic sit and stand game where the kids need to pay attention to what order is given and perform the action. So the adult can call out the two commands in rapid succession and random order. The idea is for the students to follow them correctly. If you get it wrong, it doesn’t matter. We start all over again. Doing this for a mere five minutes will energize the whole classroom.


The mental energy booster


There may be times when the children are too tired to even move. That’s when these mental energy boosting games can come in handy. Pick a number, say 5. Now make the kids start counting regularly like 1, 2, 3, 4, but when they come to 5 or nay multiples of 5 they have to say Buzz. So it goes like 1, 2, 3, 4, Buzz, 6, 7, 8, 9 Buzz, 11 and so forth. If the children are too young to understand multiples, you can simply have them count the number and any number with a digit five will be buzzed. For instance numbers like 15, 25, 35, 45, 50, 51, etc will not be spoken but replaced with Buzz.


The dynamic energy changer


At times you just need to change the ambiance of the class completely. This is possible when you add some music. You can simply develop a set of dance moves that can be easily adapted to sitting and standing positions. Then teach them to your homeschool students and let them follow you around. It’s an instant energy shot, especially if you can set out some nice and peppy music that everyone loves to listen to.



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