Set Homeschool Goals of Adventure and Achieve Them! (free printable)
It can be very easy to get caught up in keeping track of academic homeschool goals that we often forget about making goals of adventure and experience! It’s ok, though. Being homeschool parents, we have a lot to keep track of. It can get overwhelming, but I have a free printable that might help you and your family to make (and achieve) your homeschool goals of adventure!
You’ve probably heard of making a bucket list? You know, where you make a big list of all the things you want to accomplish and do before you take your final breath. Well, making homeschool adventure goals is kind of like making a bucket list but, obviously, way less morbid.
I’m not the type to encourage, or even entertain, the thought of forcing kids to move out of the family home when they reach the age of 18. I’m a parent forever and always and, if my kids need a place to live, I’m happy to provide a space as long as I’m able.
When it comes to going on adventures, though, I figure they’ll likely taper off when my kids reach age 18 or so. I mean, they’ll likely be focusing on starting & advancing their careers and will be more likely to spend time with friends than their parents. It’s totally age-appropriate, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Just thinking about all this, though, helps to put a little more “pep in my step” when it comes to planning meaningful, memorable, & fun family experiences.
Enter: using our homeschool calendar freebie to plan and achieve family adventures!
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Brainstorming those Homeschool Adventures
Before we can go on adventures, we need to take the time to brainstorm and plan those adventures. To help you out, there’s a brainstorming sheet in my homeschool adventure freebie! Before a brainstorming session, go ahead and print out either one sheet per person or print one page and designate one family member to be the scribe.
When you’re brainstorming your homeschool adventures, make sure you think of all the possibilities! This activity can work for any budget and for experiences of any length, so go ahead and think outside the box.
Adventure ideas can be as simple as visiting a new-to-you playground in town and as extravagant as sailing across the sea to visit another country! Every experience has opportunities for learning.
Taking the time to brainstorm (and plan) family adventures ensures you’re putting family togetherness and memory making at the forefront. It’s easy to get caught up in daily chores, homeschooling lessons, and such…doing this will help you to enjoy more quality time together.
To get you started, here are a few homeschool adventures you might consider:
- visiting a local science or art museum (make sure to check for membership reciprocity!)
- visiting a farm
- doing a science experiment at the kitchen table
- taking a road trip to visit an amusement park
- going on a family cruise
- taking a cooking class
- going roller skating
- going bowling
- going indoor rock climbing
- go hiking
- go fishing
- visiting local spots of historical significance
- going on a ghost tour (I love these!)
- spending a day at the beach (also love this!)
- going for a walk in a nearby neighborhood instead of your own
- making a new recipe together
- going on a picnic
- volunteering somewhere together
- starting a family vegetable garden (container gardening can be great if you don’t have the space for in-ground planting!)
- having nightly story read aloud time together
Make those Homeschool Goals Happen!
After your family has brainstormed adventures together, it’s time to decide which you’ll do and when they’ll happen. My adventure goals freebie comes with two undated printable calendar options: weekly and monthly. Choose to use whichever option works best for your family!
After you choose your calendar option, use a pen or marker to schedule your family adventures, and hang up the calendar in a common area in your home so you and the kids can get excited in anticipation of your upcoming adventures!
After you have used the entire week or month of your calendar, keep it! The calendars can be a great way to maintain any state homeschooling records that may be required. And, honestly, I find it fun to look back on family adventures, so the calendars can act as a momento.
If you don’t have the room to store multiple pieces of paper, you could always turn them digital by scanning them with a pdf app (I use the Adobe Scan to PDF app) and storing in your cloud or computer drive.
Enjoy your Time Together!
If you haven’t already, go ahead and grab this free printable now. Not only is it super easy to use, but it can help you and your family to make memories and enjoy quality time together.
Until next time, stay safe and enjoy quality time together,
Elizabeth Dukart is a proud Georgia-based born and raised Jersey Girl, wife, and mom of 2 human boys & 1 canine boy.
Created in 2021, Elizabeth owns and publishes That Homeschool Family: a free resource for homeschooling parents and beyond! A seasoned blogger, Elizabeth previously published a popular location-specific family resource blog, but decided to “Pivot!” her blogging focus after she started homeschooling her two boys in 2020. In addition to this blog, you can follow Elizabeth’s homeschooling and family adventures on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest. She can also be found in her Facebook Group: That Homeschool Family Hangout.
When she’s not busy taking over the world or homeschooling, Elizabeth can be found listening to music (especially The Beatles & Harry Styles!), being silly with her boys, watching movies with family, shopping, or traveling!
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