We love incorporating games into our homeschool routine. It’s a great way to add variety and interest and sneak in some extra learning. All the while, children think they are just having fun!
Here’s how we incorporate games into our homeschool and game suggestions for the whole family, including subject-specific game suggestions.
How We Use Games in Our Homeschool
Why should you use games in your homeschool?
- Makes learning fun (00:46)
- Creates an incentive to learn (01:04)
- Can involve the whole family (01:37)
- Older helping younger
- May need to modify to include everyone
- Usually works on multiple skills (04:15)
- Critical thinking/strategy
- Subject matter
- Taking turns
When should you use games in your homeschool?
(This section begins at 05:13.)
- Evenings and weekends (can include dad)
- At family gatherings
- In place of lessons
- One day a week
- While waiting
- During free time
- While traveling
- During school breaks
- ALL OF THE ABOVE
Tips for storing games
(This section begins at 08:00.)
- Periodically clean out
- One game out at a time
In the video, I addressed the following common questions about using games in your homeschool.
- What about other lessons? (09:54)
- What if I don’t finish the book? (10:28)
- Won’t my child be behind? (11:27)
- What if my child doesn’t like the game?
- How do I record that? (12:08)
- How do I plan games? (12:48)
- Where do I store them? (14:06)
- Won’t it cost too much? (14:23)
Game Suggestions for Your Homeschool
- 4 Benefits Of Playing Math Games
- 10 Favorite Math Games
- Math Games To Play In The Car
- Preschool Math Manipulatives and Activities
- Sneak In Learning With Snack Time Math
- Measurement Games And Activities
- Math Patterns Games And Activities
- Games To Build Number Awareness And Practice Math Facts
- How To Incorporate Movement To Practice Math Facts
Hand Clapping Games
- 20 Reasons I Love Hand Clap Games
- How Hand Clapping Games Improved Her Ability To Read
- Encourage Cooperation And Communication Through Games
- How To Play The Sight Seeing Game
- How To Create A Mental Picture Painting Gallery
- Teach Your Child To Obey Through Games
- 25+ Games And Activities For Traveling With Children
What do you think?
How do you use games in your homeschool?
Let us know in the comments below!