A Frisbee (also called a flying disc) is something
that anyone, old
or young, can have fun throwing
in their own backyard
or a park.
Always keep a Frisbee available in your car.
Learn the basic
Learn how to play the team sport Ultimate
Find a Disc
course and learn how to play.
62. Take Tea
A tea is a special treat to prepare for your family
and friends. It can be simple or elaborate, served
as a lunch, an afternoon
, or even a party.
Start with a pot of tea!
Use your nicest tablecloths, dishes, and fresh
Make a variety of small tea
Accompany with fresh fruit.
with whipped or clotted cream and jam.
Finish with a selection of dainty desserts.
See more recipes
" is a home school unit study
based on the topic of tea.
____________________________________________63. Teach Your Children To Cook
Your children probably know a lot about cooking just
from watching and helping you in the kitchen.
However, they might also profit from some formal
Teach your older children cooking
and your younger
about reading recipes, measuring,
kitchen safety, cooking terms, and food safety.
Help each child learn to cook a few of his own
specialties. Then, if you keep the ingredients on
hand, each one can do dinner for you on one of your
busy school days next year!
you will teach along with cooking include math
(quantities, measurements, doubling, fractions,
etc.), culture (ethnic foods), organization (good
work habits), following directions, and
____________________________________________64. Witness to Someone Each Week
Witnessing is simply sharing the good news of
salvation with others. It is a part of fulfilling
our Lord's Great Commission (Mark 16:15). Don't wait
until you become an
expert; just go out and do it!
Revolutionize your vision and methods of evangelism
by listening to or reading " Hell's Best Kept
." Find out what you need to tell someone
before they can appreciate and want to accept the
"good news" of the Gospel (1 Corinthians 15:1)
Write out a 2-3 sentence testimony and practice
saying it naturally.
Example: "When I realized that I had broken God's
law and was a sinner, I gratefully accepted the free
salvation that Jesus Christ offered me." Then quote
John 3:16 and extend an invitation by
saying, "If you repent (turn from your sin) and
in Him, God will give you everlasting life."
Learn how to use tracts, like the Billion
, and other
. Also see booklets, tracts &
witnessing tools from Answers
Pray that the Lord will bring someone into your life
each week that you can witness to -- and He
Continue to pray that the seeds of God's Word you
will be watered by others and bear eternal
____________________________________________65. Do Daily Spelling
Learn to spell one word each day, chosen from your
reading or writing or from the websites below.
Most Commonly Used Words
, making up 65% of
most commonly used words
For tips on how to teach spelling and methods of
studying spelling words, see Newsletter
____________________________________________66. Listen To Your Child Read
For a child that is still learning to read, it is
very helpful for you to sit down with him and listen to
him read a little bit each day. He will profit from
the practice, and you can encourage him, catch any
mistakes he makes, and become aware of gaps in his
Select good books at an appropriate reading level
Note: Many of the library's easy readers may not be
good for your child to read; nonfiction books may be
safer, but watch for nonbiblical elements of
evolution, humanism, occultism, modern youth
culture, and psychology.
Check comprehension by asking questions and having
your child retell in his own words a portion he has
____________________________________________67. Visit a Historic Site
Visit a nearby historic site on a trip or
Find a list of National
with historic significance.
Find historic places on the National
Research the site on the Internet before you visit.
Check out 115
based on historic places, including
informational reading, photos, maps, questions, and
You might gather information about some sites that
would be good for a field trip during the school year.
Don't worry — your children will enjoy their
second visit as much or more than their first!
68. Establish a Family "Huddle"
A huddle is when a team gathers together, usually
in a tight circle, to strategize, motivate, and/or
Before or after evening devotions is a good time to
go over the next day's:
Schedule - Appointments, school time, errands, etc.
Goals - Choose three or so things to be
Assignments - What each person will do to reach
Just a few minutes of planning and sharing of plans
will help your family be focused for achievement the
next day. This will contribute to restful minds
before bedtime and a peaceful flow of events upon
Your huddle will also provide you with specific
prayer requests so that you can ask for the Lord's
promised wisdom, strength, and provision for your
____________________________________________69. Buy Back-to-School Supplies
Part of the fun of starting a fresh new school year
is the school supplies. These do not need to be
many and expensive, but a few quality items will
help things go more smoothly when you do start your
Check to see if you have or need any of the
following. Then assemble everything together (a
place for everything) and you're ready to go.
Math flash cards
Up-to-date globe and maps of the world, U.S., etc.
Good, easy-to-use and/or children's dictionary
or a one- or two-volume dictionary/encyclopedia
Quality rulers and compass from drafting or art
Lined and art paper (check quality of bargain
Looseleaf or spiral bound notebooks with dividers
Sewn composition books
Manual pencil sharpener, mounted level on the wall
Good quality pencils, erasers, pens
Educational games (check in thrift stores)
____________________________________________70. Set Up Your School Space
Determine what space you will use for school. This
may vary from subject to subject or from child to
child, but might include:
- Kitchen table for math and writing.
- Couches in living room for multi-age
classes or reading.
- Computer stations.
- Desk for older child's independent
Also establish space where those not in school
(preschoolers, husbands with a day off, etc.) can be
free to enjoy themselves without disturbing
Set aside space for school and reference books,
supplies, and records:
- Use shelves, drawers, or sturdy plastic
crates or boxes
- Label clearly (with a child's name,
subject, or item) so
everyone knows where to return things
Ensure spaces are easily accessible and
to add more items without crowding.
Find many innovative and practical ideas in " Storage
Strategies for Homeschool Families