Easy to Do Homeschool Activity Checklist for Beginning Homeschoolers


I know for a lot of parents who are just starting their homeschool journey, curriculum choices can be overwhelming. Sometimes it takes a few trial runs to figure out what programs work best for you and your children. Today, we are going to discuss homeschool activities and lessons for beginning homeschoolers. Plus I am including a printable worksheet of an easy to do homeschool activity checklist for beginning homeschoolers. (P.S. This works for homeschoolers that need a break from their traditional work too!)

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Homeschool without Pressure

One of the reasons many families homeschool is because it isn’t traditional. You can set up a schedule and do classes. However, you have unlimited possibilities to make it fit your needs and your child’s needs. When starting out, it is exciting…and overwhelming. Plus, there is that pressure to add on all sorts of co-ops and activities just so no one can say your child isn’t socialized. I have been there, done that.

However, you really should ease into things so that you don’t burn yourself or your child out! Also, if you are a veteran homeschooler, don’t be afraid to take a break from the norm if things aren’t working. After all, homeschool doesn’t need to fit into any certain box!

This easy to do homeschool checklist provided easy to do activities that keep children busy and learning.

Some ideas for Easy to Do Homeschool Activities

There have been times where I have found a documentary on Netflix and called it a day! Usually, it involves something with David Attenborough. Sometimes, I make them write a report. Other times, we discuss what we watched. It’s a nice break from the norm, and the kids are usually pretty happy for the change.

Also, school doesn’t have to always be at home. Sometimes, we go for hikes and focus on nature activities. I enjoy taking my kids to the lily pond nearby and have them sketch what they see. In those little trips, we knock out art class and science for the day!

I also keep a steady supply of craft supplies for art projects on the fly. Other times, we bake as a homeschool lesson. These are just a few of the ways we break the monotony. Also, if you are just starting, these are things you can do that provide little preparation and low stress. Learning isn’t linear after all!

This easy to do homeschool checklist provided easy to do activities that keep children busy and learning.


Easy to Do Homeschool Activity Checklist for Beginning Homeschoolers

I listed some ideas above, but it is always nice to have a visual from time to time. Therefore, I am providing an easy to do homeschool activity checklist to help you when you are stuck for ideas. This works great for beginning homeschoolers who haven’t settled into their curriculum yet. Also, this works for those veteran homeschoolers that just need a break from everything.

Feel free to print this activity sheet by clicking below:



This easy to do homeschool checklist provided easy to do activities that keep children busy and learning.


Final Thoughts

I hope you found these ideas helpful. If you enjoyed this Easy to Do Homeschool Activity Checklist for Beginning Homeschoolers, be sure to check out some of my other homeschool content! Don’t forget to follow me on social media and subscribe to the blog at the bottom or side of the page (depending on whether you are using a desktop or mobile device)!





This easy to do homeschool checklist provided easy to do activities to keep children busy and learning. Great for beginning and veteran homeschool families!



  1. Edna Williams
    May 20, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    I can sure use this! Thanks for sharing!

    • Misfit Mama Bear Haven
      May 20, 2020 at 9:13 pm

      I am so glad you can use this! It makes me so happy to be able to help others with homeschooling!

  2. Hannah Chase
    May 21, 2020 at 6:27 am

    It is true that kids don’t need curriculum to learn. I like these ideas and there are ways to make each of these tasks fun/engaging for kids!

  3. monique s
    May 24, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    So helpful. So many of us have been thrown into homeschooling.

  4. Audrey Stewart
    May 26, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    Thank you for this post. I needed this information. What a struggle I am having with all this home school stuff.

    • Misfit Mama Bear Haven
      May 26, 2020 at 4:42 pm

      Please feel free to email me via my contact page or reach out to me on social media. I really want to help people get the info and support they need. I also will be introducing a Facebook group for homeschooling support later this week!

  5. Antoinette M
    May 26, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    Very helpful, especially with the schools closed.

  6. Aliya
    May 27, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    This will be awesome even during the summertime. Thanks for sharing, I’ll definitely be using this.,

  7. Melissa Cushing
    June 20, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    These are all wonderful tips for homeschooling and I am going to share this post with my brother in law as he is going to be homeschooling his kids. Thank you for sharing as these resources are amazingly helpful 🙂

  8. Dana Rodriguez
    July 21, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    This is such a great checklist. So many kids have been home schooled for a few months now.

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