Are you just trying to get through the day? Are you trying to figure out how to homeschool your children? Are you trying to figure out how to fit in crocheting the crazy away?
Like many other areas of the world, there are a lot of restrictions here. School is canceled for a while and most businesses are closed. You can pretty much leave the house to go grocery shopping and go to work if you haven’t been laid off or told to work from home. So here I am at home homeschooling with a loose schedule and winging it each day. Goodbye common core and hello old school math. So far we have been trapped in the house for about a week and we are coping fairly well. My boys are completing all school work I provide them and my daughter is scribbling all over their work.
Each day is crazy as I am sure for most people but we have to find time to calm and center ourselves. So how do we do everything and still fit in time to crochet. We have a loose schedule because two of mine are younger and they are just unpredictable. I will share my schedule down below. Feel free to share yours in the comments or any thoughts you have about managing your day.
Well, there is no reason you can’t combine those two. Each week school is out, I am going to post a feature pattern you can make to incorporate into teaching your children. I will provide you will ideas to take a crochet item and complete reading, writing, math, or social/emotional activities. Now you have an excuse to crochet and relax before another full day of teaching. If you would like to learn how you can incorporate education into various patterns, sign up for email list.
This weeks pattern is an awesome pattern by Ashley of A Crafty Concept. It is her bubble bug pattern. If you don’t already follow here, I would check her out and follow her patterns. She makes a lot of quick projects that you can find time to make right now and your children will love too!
Here are some ideas.
- Give your bubble bug a back story. Write a story or a poem for fun about your bubble bug. Let them write what ever comes to mind or work planning out a story first. Layout your character, setting, begging, what happens in the middle, and your ending.
- Create cards with numbers, letters, colors, etc. that you are teaching your child. Lay them out somewhere and have your child throw the bubble bug onto the cards. They have to identify what is on the card the bubble bug landed on.
- Learn and practice writing onomatopoeias, similes, personification, and hyperbole. When you writing the sentence, write it about their bubble bug or make a connection to their bubble bug.
- Have their bubble bug write a letter to a family member. Teach them how to write a letter and then how to address the envelope.
- Take several bubble bugs and lay them out in a social situation. Place them in a circle like they are eating lunch or play with them with your child as if they were at recess. Pick a situation that could arise and use them bubble bugs to show them how to handle it.
If you have other ideas on how to incorporate bubble bugs into everyday learning with your children comment below. It is important right now to have as many resources we can get right now so let’s help each other out.
When you are done, feel free to share your finished work on Instagram using #llamaunraveled. You are welcome to sell completed projects, but please link back to my site. Please do not copy my pattern, do not redistribute my pattern, do not claim it as your own, and do not publish it anywhere.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me.