Here are 4 more quick and easy lessons you can use when homeschooling/unschooling. These activities are fun and the books are delightful.

This video and post was inspired by a friend who was asking for my advice about homeschooling. It got me talking about what I do with unschooling and the fun I have putting together unschooling “lessons” as it were. Many times I will take a book my girls enjoy and come up with activities to go with it.

I don’t hesitate to say that this actually comes easy to me, and it is something that I enjoy. I know that not everybody feels comfortable to be able to do this. And that is totally OK! This is why I love putting these ideas together.

These are 3 of our favorite books. It was fun to put together these activities for you.

To make it easier for you to have access to these activities, I have made Mini Pocket Packs for you to download for free. You can get them from the Learning Store.

pavlova with strawberries

Possum Magic by Mem Fox

This book came out when I was in first grade. It has been a favorite since then. My girls love it too. We even have made it a tradition to have a Vegemite sandwich, a piece of pavlova and half a lamington on the girls’ birthday.

Here are some ideas after reading the book:

  • Learn about Marsupials
  • Make a pavlova
  • Taste a Vegemite sandwich
vegemite sandwich

How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague

My girls adore the Dinosaur books. I think we have several memorized by now as we have read them so often. The illustrations are fantastic, and with the names, it provides a great way to go and research different dinosaurs.

After reading the book, you can:

  • Make dinosaur feet (see this video on how to make them)
  • Make a dinosaur hand craft
  • Learn about different dinosaurs
handprint dino

Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

I learned to read on Winnie-the-Pooh and it is another much beloved book. There is something to special about this chubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff. Don’t forget to watch the original Winnie-the-Pooh movie (Winnie-the-Pooh and the Blustery Day, 1968) when you have finished reading the book. This is something we enjoy doing – watching a movie based on a book we read and then discussing it, including the differences.

When you have finished reading this amazing book, you can:

  • Make honeycomb slime
  • Make honeycomb candy
  • Write a story about your favorite stuffed toy
  • Play Pooh Sticks
honeycomb candy

These are some simple and easy unschooling lessons you can do. These books are readily available and are such a delight to read.

Don’t forget to download your free Mini Pocket Packs of these books.

Michayla Best

For over 30 years I have worked with children in a variety of capacities, whether as a teacher or tutor, a babysitter, a camp leader, or family advocate. I have always found a way to connect with children, to help them understand themselves and the world around.

I am Mummy to trinational twincesses who keep me on my toes with their questions, their commentaries, their shenanigans and acts of spontenudity.

Wife, world traveler, musician, crafting queen and self-proclaimed nerd; I love to take what I see, glean, know and help families to find their groove and be successful.

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