Welcome! If you’re looking for hands-on reading and writing activities for your homeschool, you’ve come to the right place!
Originally created as a Summer Series for the Homeschool Blogging Network, this page now archives ten fun family literacy activities you can use year round. Most topics are customizable to all age levels and abilities, and all of them are creative, hands-on ways to improve your family’s reading and writing skills:
- Engaging writers with collaboration – collaborative writing at home
- Hands-on writing with a family notebook
- Take a literacy field trip and make reading come alive
- Connecting sensory play to writing skills, for all ages
- David Wiesner’s wordless picture books: a springboard for imaginative play (and writing)
- Creating written imagery with family photos
- Bring reading alive with Reader’s Theater
- Three ways to bring back the lost art of the letter
- I text, therefore I am: using Shakespeare to teach code-switching and universal grammar
- Six creative activities to shake up your reading and writing instruction
I’m excited to be sharing these activities with you, but even more excited to see how you and your family put these ideas into practice. Please share your experiences in the comments of each post or on my Facebook page. I look forward to seeing what you and your family create.
This post is part of the iHomeschool Network’s Hands-On Homeschool: The Ultimate Guide.